Tuesday are my long days.
My double shift days.
But right now it's the calm before the storm.
The weekends are still busy, people still taking day trips, but mid-week its been a bit slow.
This is good because I'm able to do deep cleaning, rearrange things and toss what is not needed!
Since I didn't have a lot of boarders I decided to bring my dogs along.
I figured that they could all get nail trims and if it stayed slow enough, hopefully baths.
Jimmy and Nora are always good about the baths, but Blue is the best.
He will stand there and silently suffer through it.
The other two tend to jump and twist and turn but Blue is like a rock.
He takes up the whole space in the shower stall so I'm only able to suds up his back and one side and then when I need to do to other side, I will lift up his chin so that he is looking at me and then I take my pointer finger and draw a circle in the air.
Somehow he's figured out that this gesture means for him to turn around and he does.
I'd like to say it's because of great training on my part or that I read up on it and learned how to handle a deaf dog but it's not that at all.
I never read a thing.
I just always went with the flow of what seemed natural to do and he just gets it.
It's always been him.
He just "listens" to me better than all the others.
This not to imply that he does these things happily.
In fact he wasn't happy about the bath experience at all.
Afterwards he gave me the "sad eyes" look.
Which turned into the "evil eye" look
Which finally became the "forget you" look
And then into the cold shoulder "I choose to ignore you" look.