Tuesday, 24 January 2012

That's better


Today it rained and rained, and rained some more.

Tosca hates rain most of all, and on this morning's walk was the picture of misery, trailing behind me, hoping we could go home after only twenty yards. Short legs don't help - she gets wet from underneath as well as being rained on from above. In pity, I cut her walk short, popped her back indoors, and the ever-cheerful waterproof dog and I went out again.

And then, suddenly, in the late afternoon, the rain stopped.

We all went out for a walk along the muddy track through the trees.

The birds sang loudly, sweetly; heart-gladdening songs announcing the departure of the rain. Tosca the little mop collected prodigious quantities of muck as she went along, and came home black with mud. Flossie bounced in and out of the brook.

Once home, the little mop was put in the sink and bathed.




Time for a haircut soon, I think, little mop.

19 comments:

Desiree said...

Very sweet!

Ginnie said...

Or maybe some french braids instead of a haircut.

Sue said...

Poor old Tosca. She does do a good impression of a mop though.

frayedattheedge said...

You could tie her fringe up with a bow - but then again, maybe not! Our little poodle had that 'the whole world is cruel to me' look when she had a bath!!

Arthur Ransome said...

What a sweetheart. Thank goodness cats wash themselves.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Aw, Tosca. What a little trooper.

BumbleVee said...

Such a cute litte bean....

the veg artist said...

She is adorable, wet or dry!

Eunice said...

So cute :)

mountainear said...

I notice that Tosca's alter ego is portrayed, clean and fluffy, to the right. What a beauty. We know she scrubs up well.

Anonymous said...

Tosca is so cute. i hope she liked her bath more than her walk

judy in ky said...

What a cute little mop! I empathize with her, because I have short legs, too.

Dartford Warbler said...

I expect she slept well after her bath!

Pam said...

Tosca is such a dear. I can only imagine her expressions when having a bath if that's what she looks like when just out of it, bless her!

Anonymous said...

She's heroic! The scale of her heroism and achievement being in inverse proportion to her size.

flwrjane said...

I know how she feels. I'm petite too,

xo jane

Planet Penny said...

Poor little Tosca, Higgins can sympathise! Although he has short hair, he seems to be asbsorbent, and his chest gets completely saturated on wet days. He's with Tosca on the wet walks 'It's fine, you go, I'll just wait here, thanks!'
Penny x

jabblog said...

Sun after relentless rain is such a benison.
Short back and sides and underneath for Tosca?

Candylei said...

What a cutie! Even all wet.

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