Friday, December 19, 2008

Gettin' Ready for Santa Claus...

Hi all!

We're counting down the days 'til Santa gets here. Of course to Mom that means the "B" word... dare I say it... here goes ... BATH! Not that we don't get them throughout the year, but especially around Christmas we get bathed for Santa. He doesn't like dirty matted Bedlingtons!

Another reason we got bathed, at least Josie and I did, was that Mom found THIS on the floor when we came in the house from outside:

It's good old red mud from the back yard. It's been raining all week and that means muddy paws and dirty kitchen floor. Finally she was so tired of cleaning up after us she got out the stuff to get us clean:

It takes a lot of stuff to clean us up juuuust right! Good thing Mom couldn't find he camera in time to take pics of us in the laundry tub. Instead she made us pose after the fact on the grooming table after we got all clean and blow-dried:

I look like a cotton ball! I'm not that big, that's mostly hair. I've almost got enough hair to go to the show ring, we Bedlies show with lots of hair. Mom prefers my hair shorter so I'm lean and mean for agility!

Here's Josie, she's all cleaned up too:

Should've had a 'before' picture of her. She wasn't so cute! The kitchen is still all torn up so it's a mess. SOME day it will be all done but don't hold your breath!
Then we weren't allowed back out in the back yard, we had to put on leashes and walk out front along the street! That's not as much fun as finding where the chipmunks live under the deck, not by a long shot...

We went upstairs to put these pics on my blog. I like to yell at my favorite rat Tweak who lives in the PC room:

Tweak needs to get ready for Santa too. His cage smells!

The other rat, Little Man (who isn't so little) lives upstairs from Tweak so I don't get to see him much. Mom brings him out for Earthdog training in the back yard so I get to say hi to him then. He's a lot calmer than Tweak but I enjoy yelling at either one of them, I'm not picky!

This weekend Mom and Dennis went out to walk around behind those bassets again. They chase bunnies --- Ohhhhhh I want to go! Those dogs have a great life!

They had a little something to warm 'em up before they went --- man was it ever cold on Sunday out there. hmmm wonder what it was?? (hint: it wasn't hot chocolate!)

And who WAS this character here? That's not Santa Claus, that's Dennis wearing his British military coat he bought online and a Chinese hat! A friend of theirs was in China recently and brought back a hat for Dennis to wear. With that red star nobody could mistake him for Santa Claus! (he's standing behind a post holding a ski pole they use for walking through the fields)

I just hope Santa's got something special in his sack for us -- I've suffered enough getting that bath and blow-dry...



Noah the Airedale said...

Oh you look perfect all nice and clean. Santa's going to be very impressed when he sees you and Josie.

Noah x

Patience-please said...

Oh Rudy, WE would ove to go bassetting, too!!! We would het that bunny WAY fast!!!!

wags from the whippets

Duke said...

Do you check on Tweak all day long, Rudy? If he lived at our house, we would!
We're sure Santa will bring you lots of goodies this year! You've all been very good, right?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! You both look like show dogs! I bet your mama grooms you guys well.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Dewey Dewster said...


Ya just look absolutely hugable fer sure...Gram just loves how the Bedlingtons look so much like lambs...maybe someday.....but surely not now with 3 of us hangin' around here.....ya still have rats ??? Geez, Gram 'n Pap couldn't wait ta give 'em back ta the Earthdog club.....they sure have a strong smell.....

Have A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year too....all of ya !!!!

Dewey Dewster here....