Scrub a Dub Dub: Bath Time for Otie

Otis had a ton of fun on our weekend adventures. There is a weird thing about having fun: it often leads to a not-so-good smelling dog. Otis made it clear that he was no exception to this phenomenon, and he spent all of Saturday night and Sunday morning spreading his lovely mud, creek, and plant perfumes all over the house. The last straw was when we went to take Easter pictures and couldn’t even get within two feet of him.

It was time for a bath.

You can imagine that Honey B’Otis, the king of making sad faces, portrayed his bath time a little worse than it actually was. Don’t let him fool you – he was a champ in the tub, and by the time rinsing came around he was even wagging a little bit.

The best part, as always, was the towel drying. I think everyone is a little relieved when you make it through bath time with close to zero traumatizing events.

At the end of it all, Otis did celebratory zoomies and then even received the fosterdad seal of approval (there are few things that Mark dislikes more in this world than snuggling with a smelly dog). With how much Otis loves running through the woods, rolling in the grass, and swimming in the creek, it sure is good he tolerates bath time so well.

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9 thoughts on “Scrub a Dub Dub: Bath Time for Otie

  1. Karen Wagner

    These pictures are just adorable. Otis is such a good boy during bath time. I wish I could see him do his zoomies! So cute! I voted too:)

  2. I voted too! Badger is fine in the tub, but he is terrible to dry. He does wet zoomies all over the bathroom, tries to play tug with the towel, and one time he even peed on the towel.

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