Thursday, January 17, 2013

A small stone by Georgia Little Pea, Thursday 17th January.

I cowered in a corner but he found me. I tried to run up the stairs but he caught me. The blue noose around my neck was tight and unyielding. I shivered as I was led to The Corner. The hose unrolled. Cold water hit my hot belly and ran down my legs. "Mmm! Mmmph! Mmm!" I whined softly. I pressed my ears to my head and looked pitifully at the monster, but did he care? Water in my eyes! up my nose! gurgling in my mouth! ARRRRGGGHH! Suddenly he said, "Done! Shake Georgia!" He brought out a towel. I buried my head gratefully in the dry rough cotton." Do I get a peanut butter bikkie now?" I asked him.




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Epilogue.
"You know guys, I would love to do my bit to help you save water. A simple plan comes to mind. How about giving me less baths? Once a year perhaps? For sure, it'll be terrible not having soft shiny fur that smells of oatmeal. But you know what? I'm ready and willing to make that sacrifice! for you! for our collective wallet! for the planet! Truly. Want to give it a go then?" 







32 comments:

Oskar said...

Less baths, what a perfect idea!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Leema said...

I watched this great video the other day on helping dogs like baths! Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8m5aFNoRL4

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I am with you on this - I have to have a bath once a week for my allergies and trust me - I take FOREVER to dry!

Karen said...

Miss GLP, only you can make a bath sound like a kidnapping story :D

Jean said...

Georgia! That is the perfect Small Stone! Don't tell the Typist, but I think you write even better small stones than she does. Good Dog!
(and I think you are a very caring dog to be willing to sacrifice your baths for the sake of the planet).

GizmoGeodog said...

Oh Georgia me Gizmo I feels your pain...my momz put da most hoomiliating picshure of me on my blog today...she had me wet in a !pink! towel for all the world to see...i tried hiding my face but it didn't work...she tempted me wif a cookie and i wuz weak...i gets bathed every two weeks and dat's just wrong

georgia little pea said...

Thank you LEEMA! But WHY would I want to enjoy my baths? They suck you know.

Dear MS JEAN, I won't tell. She might get upset and jellus.

Barb said...

Georgia - your description of the water torture they're putting you through breaks my heart. Of course one bath a year is enough! Surely those liquid eyes can convince even the hardest of hearts.

Berts Blog said...

Wow Georgia, you had me scared there for a minute. Well, I am a slow reader so it was almost two minutes. You are such a drama queen. but I love you
Bert

Ann Oon said...

i get distracted easily..

urrmmm.. the 1/2 pic of the beautiful tummy... urmmm.. wouldn't "someone" be offended you posted that? *LOL*

i think Georgia writes better stones :D

georgia little pea said...

MS OON, I think you just got The Typist into BIG trouble. She assured Cushion no one, NO ONE would notice. Better hide now.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I was going to say......that it couldn't have been "CUSHION" doing this AWFUL thing to you Ms Pea, hahaha but that IS CUSHIONS belly!!
You are a brave and courageous dog!

georgia little pea said...

NOOOOO! Please no more comments about the belly PLEASE! I want to live to see another day!

What Remains Now said...

Georgia...Look how generous you are! You are a good writer too. I felt like I was being tortured right along side of you.

rottrover said...

Georgia - so con of you to put the needs of the planet before your own. WHAT a gal!!

rottrover said...

We meant to write CONSCIENTIOUS. Stupid iPad doesn't like to make corrections.
xoxoxoxoxo

Ann Oon said...

it COULD be the Typist's belly.. BUT... not those shorts on the Typist.. *LOL* i think the belly makes a more interesting subject of interest in the picture.

Ann Oon said...

how about a small stone on "someone's belly" *LOL*

georgia little pea said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...!!!!!

verobirdie said...

I loved the story, you are very talented.
Then the watery eyes in the picture, enhanced by the most gorgeous belly.

yuki and rocket said...

we totally understand since yesterday, we were both given a bath as well. At least you don't have to get your furs cut ever month like we do thats not fun at all!

yuki and rocket

Tootsie said...

Ms. Georgia:

Less baths!

Is the Monster aka the Cushion?

Love,
Tootsie

Susie-Belle Schnauzer said...

Oh we synpathise, we have too many baths and we have too much cold, rain, mud and ice and maybe even snow. Baths are not good, not good at all.

Peggy Frezon said...

How traumatic! I hope they agree to giving you less baths. Kelly is horrible about it, but Brooks is easy and agreeable...he stands perfectly still in the tub and lets me scrub and rinse. I wish there was a more pleasant way for you to get clean and sweet, Georgia.

Taryn said...

Save the Planet! No baths for Georgia!

Jan said...

I know my dogs feel the same way about baths, but Misty is a total water dog when she sees a lake or an ocean. I guess there is a big difference between torture and fun.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Georgia, sorry I'm on my own today. Rory saw water, thought bath, and is now hiding under our bayleaf tree hehe. He hates baths too. Cold water sounds pretty good though with the heat we had yesterday. Take care sweetie pie. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Anonymous said...

Hey Rose, Ann and Verobirdie,

the Typist will tell you that one of my favourite phrases is "I'M A PROFESSIONAL" ever since the movie "Man on Fire". How else can I be the best Cushion for Georgia without a belly like that? I know a thing or two about self sacrifice too you know.

The Cushion

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Hey hey, I just came back here to have a look and CUSHION has joined in!! YAY.
Did you sneak in? Do your girls know you've been?
Is this your debut as a commenter?!
TYPIST!!? Cushion's been here talking on your blog......

georgia little pea said...

Will you believe ROSE, I was working on my Medium Stone when he calls out from the lounge that he can't comment on the blog. Because it's now only Refistered Users, right. So I tell him, you'll have to send me an email and I'll post it for you. And he did! You think he feels strongly about some of the comments here? ;)

Rose ~ from Oz said...

bwahahaha, tell him to get registered, it could open up a whole new dimension to your already terrific blog!! Limit him to say one comment a month!! hahaha

Daisy's Mom said...

LOL! I suspect Daisy, Jasper and Cupcake would like to join Georgia on the water conservation plan. They hate baths too. The sad-eyed looks they give me are almost more than I can bear. Poor Georgia.