Friday, February 12, 2010

I Did This For Rainy

I was taking my TGIF nap today when all of a sudden Mom rushed into the family room. I heard her calling my name but I ignored her thinking she would go away. I had no idea what she wanted and unless I smell food when someone walks into a room I want nothing to do with them. Mom did not have food and was not talking about food so I just laid there pretending to be asleep.

Apparently, Mom couldn't take the hint that I was sleeping so she got right in my face and started talking to me. I was only half listening because I was still a little groggy but I did hear a word I always dread hearing - bath. Mom told me that I was a hot mess and that there was no way she was going to let me meet Rainy until I took a bath. The next thing I knew I was in the car, headed to you know where.

I'm attending the ValenPug Party on Sunday hosted by NIPRA (Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and Adoption) and Rainy and her mom are going to be there. I tried to tell Mom that Rainy would like me better with my funky smell but she wouldn't listen to me.

I don't think I'm a hot mess. I had a bath last year and I'm still pretty clean. Just look at me. Here I am giving Mom the sad eyes but it didn't work. Dad turned on the water and then the real fun began.

I hate being wet. I don't like water on me and everyone knows that, but unfortunately it doesn't stop the powers that be from torturing me with it. I couldn't get far enough away from the sprayer and I nearly choked myself trying to hide from the water.

Instead of helping Dad wash me so that I didn't have to spend forever in the tub, Mom decided to take some video of me. Please ignore the squeaky, baby voice. Mom thinks I'm still a baby.

Once the water torture was finished the air torture began. Since we were the only group in the dog wash, Dad grabbed a dryer and I was hit with a double whammy. I hate the drying part almost as much as the washing part but usually one person dries me while the other person brushes me. I know Dad just wanted me to dry as fast as possible but the dryer scares me.

I was shaking because I was so cold. I don't think the heat was working because I nearly froze to death.

I'm not sure why Mom took another video of me, but she thinks I look cute with the air blowing all my fur around. I made sure to shake some on her just to get back at her for all the torture. That'll show her.

I just couldn't take the dryer any more so I cried until Mom unhooked me. I was so mad that I turned my back to her.

I was so ready to go home. I didn't care that I wasn't dry. I didn't care that I would get Mom's lap all wet on the car ride home. I just wanted to get the heck out of the dog wash. Can we leave now? I'm as clean and dry as I'm going to be.

I knew Mom wouldn't be able to resist my pitiful face so she picked me up and carried me to the car. I was sure I was going to get a Happy Meal after what I had been put through but Dad drove us straight home. Sheesh! I guess I'll have to drive myself to McDonald's after I'm completely drive. I sure hope Mom doesn't mind a pile of pug fur in her car. Ha, ha Mom. The joke's on you!


THE PUGLET said...


Air torture!?! Wow. No way would I go near that scary dryer thing. You are the wisest AND bravest pug I know!

I don't understand why being a "hot mess" is a bad thing though. I thought looking "hot" was a good thing??

dw said...

Awww, Stubby! You're such a brave puggie! Rainy will be sure to sniff you big time so it won't all be for naught!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Stubby you are cutes even when getting soaked by bath water. We hope you make a good first impression with Rainy! Tell her hi for us.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

you look beeeeautiful!
sweet stubby, you will always be your momma's baby.
rainy is so lucky she gets to meet you in person.

happy happy valentine's day my sweet friend.
we love you!
m & e

agent99 said...

Aw, Stuuby, what we go thru! Mom and Honey want to go to the NIPRA party, but they also have one shot to get on the long stick again, so I am not sure if we'll make it.
Please give Rainy kisses for us just in case we don't make it.

Gen & the Foo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

your just so adorable all soaking wet or snuggly on your bed. And to think that you allowed this torture- just for Rainy. Now that is a friend. And I bet you smell sooo sweet!

Salinger The Pug said...

Stubby, DUDE! What an amazing transformation from HOT MESS into HOT PUGGY!!!! You look so nice and shiny!

Give Rainy some kisses from us at the ValenPug party ok??? Have a great time!


Pee S. WHAT? No Happy Meal??? were ROBBED!

The Devil Dog said...

You poor thing. I hope your mom got so wet she had to change clothes. That's what my mom has to do.
Anyway, have a great time with Rainy.



Poor little thing! You must be getting ready for Valentine's Day.

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

You went from Stubby to Fluffy!

That's pretty cool of you to go through all of that for Ms. Rainy. Specially dealing with your mom, The Queen of the Obvious. I mean c'mon, "Ah what's wrong Stubby? You're not enjoying it?" Well duh. What puggers enjoys the water?

Hope you gots a lotta treats,

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! I don't know if I'm the bravest pug ever but thanks for the compliment. I really fight going to the dog wash because it truly is torture.

I thought looking hot was good too but apparently I was wrong. I guess I just see things differently than Mom.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi dw! I'm nice and clean for the party and that's all that matters. I can't wait to see you and Rainy tomorrow.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Sequoia & Tuni! I'm hoping I don't have to get another bath this year. I'll stay nice and clean just to avoid another one.

I'll say hi to Rainy for you and give her some kisses too.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! I smell so sweet and Mom can't get enough of me. I will always be her baby even when I get dirty again.

I'll give Rainy a big kiss for you. I'm hoping to take some pictures when we meet so that everyone can see how cute she is.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Gen & The Foo! Your mom is so attached to the long stick. Doesn't she realize that you have a social life too? The party just won't be the same if you guys don't make it.

I'll give Rainy some kisses for you. Hopefully all of us can meet soon.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I do smell sweet but I miss my funky scent. I hope Rainy likes me because I'm really looking forward to meeting her. I'll tell her that you said hi and send kisses.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Sal dude! I totally got robbed! What were my peeps thinking? All that torture and then no food! Your peeps would never do that to you. Do you think they'll adopt me?

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Roxy! Mom and Dad both had aprons on so try as I might I couldn't get them wet. They did get all full of pug hair so at least I feel a little vindicated.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Riley & Star! Can you believe what I have to go through for Valentine's Day? I sure hope Mom appreciates it.

I told her that I can't promise that I'll stay clean for long but there's no way I'm getting another bath this year.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Gunther! I am fluffy! I left lots of hair at the dog wash and in Dad's car.

Mom knows that pugs don't like water but that never stops her from taking me for a bath. Maybe she feels sorry for me now that I'm pouting.

I got some treats when we got back from the dog wash and some more today. A pug can never get enough treats!

Stubby xoxo

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Stubby!

You look so clean after all the
air and water torture! I hope
you received some snacks
after all that!

Penny and I hope you have a great
Valentines Day!

-Dana & Penny

Stubby said...

Hi Dana & Penny! Can you believe that I'm still clean, two days later? It's true. I smell so sweet and Mom will not stop sniffing me.

I hope you and Penny have a whipped cream filled Valentine's Day!

Stubby xoxo

agent99 said...

Stuuby! We're coming! Mom go too tired from the long sticks to go again today, so we begged her to bring us to ValenPugs. And, we managed to avoid the dreaded BATH, so we got our stank on!

We van't wait to meet you!


Gen & the Foo

Stubby said...

Hi Gen & The Foo! I'm so excited you're coming. YEAH! We are going to have such a great time with all the puggies. It will be like our own meetup!

You are so lucky you didn't have to get a bath. Stinky is the only way to go!

Stubby xoxo

Hank said...

Stubby, you are just too darn cute. And I must say you were awfully good for that horrible bathing experience!

Oh, and Molly read your comments on Sal's blog, and she would be delighted to spend some time in your company. (Oo la la!)

Happy V day to you and yours!

Stubby said...

Hi Hank! Can you believe what I have to go through just to go to a party? Sheesh. Imagine what my peeps would make me do if I were going to the White House.

Molly really read my comments? And she's interested? Hot dang! I've got me a real live date! Yahoo! Yipee! Please don't be offended, but I dont't think we will be needing a chaparone.

Stubby xoxo

Apollo said...

Wow, that was some torture. You need one of my Mommy's massage baths. I LOVE them! I'm sending you virtual Big Macs for living through that!

Stubby said...

Hi Apollo! Thanks so much for the virtual Big Macs. How did you know I like them? Duh! All puggies love McDonald's. Yummy!

Stubby xoxo