Sunday, January 30, 2011


Let me ask you something. Does this look like a doggie who deserves to be harassed?

What about this? Does THIS look like a doggie who needs to be tormented and tortured?

Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened tonight, my friends. I was napping, minding my own business, and then suddenly AMBUSHED by this...

Yes, I had to take a bath.

After weeks of reprieve, I thought I had won the War of the Bathtub. Mom hadn't subjected me to a bath for a long, long time. Apparently, however, I was wrong. She just lulled me into a sense of complacency and then WHAM...bath torture.

Looking pathetic and cute has no effect on Mom when she's in bath mode. My charms are powerless.

The woman was on a serious "get Buttons clean" mission, too. I prefer to be stinky. And dirty. I am a dog, you know.

And you can see just how upset I am by looking at my tail in this picture. Is it up and curly and wagging? Noooo. I am not a happy pup.

Since all of my attempts to escape the bath seemed to have no impact on Mom, I finally just stuck my tongue out at her. Take THAT!

Of course the normal blow dryer torture ensued after the bath. You'll notice that I sat RIGHT BY the bathroom door, awaiting my escape.

When Mom finally let me out of the bathroom, I went a little crazy. Then I hid under the blanket on the couch. I didn't want to end up back in that bathroom.

When I realized that I was safe, however, I decided to dry myself off the rest of the way by rolling on the carpet.

Then I took out some of my frustrations on a penguin toy.

In my opinion, tonight's ambush bath was entirely uncalled for. Just ridiculous. I was stinky for weeks, so why the torture tonight?!

I WILL get back at Mom for this. I'm working on a plan right now. I can't divulge all of the details, but I can tell you that it involves squeaky toys under Mom's bed at 3:30 a.m....


  1. You know, I always enjoy these posts of yours but the downside is, the bath posts remind Girl, "Hey, Maximus is kinda stinky-when did he get a bath last time?" Sure, I can't see, but I just know she reads your blog and then starts giving me that Look...

  2. That was a nail biting, fur raising story! You had me on the edge of my seat! I am glad you are ok after that abuse. BearHug (oops, you still are a bit wet)

  3. Ohhhh my friend... that does NOT look like fun. You should lick feets in the night to show your disapproval...

  4. That looks horrible!! Do what ever you can to get dirty again Buttons!! There's got to be something you can roll in for a while. That will teach her!! The nerve of some Mommys!!

  5. Oh noes!!! the dreaded B A T H !!!! Are there foxes nearby???? snickers

  6. That does look like torture. I feels your pain...

    pawhugs, Max

  7. OOOO Buttons you look so Pretty and clean .. I bet you smell GREATTTT!!! And thank you for reminding me I need to give little Hank a bath today. I would have forgotten I think cause I have been so busy ...

  8. he he - poor Buttons. But, you do look all clean and floofy!

  9. LOL! I can't believe you were ambushed Buttons!
    The nerve!!!:) I think your plan is a good one!

  10. Mom has been sniffing around the three of us here lately. I is not letting her read this. She duss not need any ideers.

  11. OMD! That's horrible! Like puppy-Gitmo!

    Mom gave me a bath two weeks ago cause I had a "little" paint on my butt! Grrr, peoples is so weird!!

  12. Ugh, baths are the worst. What is wrong with those moms?