The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fix-Up Tasks

In this Summer session, I do not have to teach on Monday.  I went into the office for about an hour to do a little bit of paperwork and checked out the animals in my lab to see that they were up to snuff, and then I left for the day. 

I have been working instead on some home tasks I have neglected.  I have put up some shelving units on a wall and in a cupboard, and I have cut the shelves as well.  These should help me organize some things better.  

I also have given our dog a needed bath, much to her chagrin.  Unlike a lot of dogs, she really dislikes water... she hates baths, and she even dislikes walking on grass with dew on it.  When it is misting outside, I still force her to go run/walk with me, but if it is actually raining, I will leave her at home, because she dislikes it so much.  

But, last night I put on her flea medicine (I need to drizzle it on the back of her neck so it is absorbed into the skin.), and today I shampooed her clean.  Bathing a 50 pound, water aversive, terrier/Airedale  mix in a bathtub is an arduous task, but she is now drying after I have rubbed her dry using four towels.  It is oddly interesting to me that as soon as she is out of the bathtub and I am towel drying her, all of he indignity at being bathed dissipates and she is once again excited, rambunctious, and ready to play again.



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Tuesday, 24 May, 2016  
Blogger BBC said...

I just got a set of shelves, two cans of new nails, three cool belts to make hat headbands with, six movies and yards of new materials for 15 bucks.

Carry on…

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016  
Blogger E. Rosewater said...

Rip also hates water with a passion. Last week we gave her a bath outside. 4 large buckets of warm water did the trick.

And of course she was rolling around in the grass 5 minutes later trying to replace the shampoo scent with urine scented grass.

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

Not sure what sort of project we will do on Wednesday. My day off of work. I can tell you the grass is invading my flower beds

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016  
Blogger Jayashree Iyer said...

You always make your day more memorable with the best and beautiful tasks. Love the way you care for your pets. Great post!!
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Wednesday, 25 May, 2016  

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