The full treatment

Posted by Francesca

Many of you have heard that Sharkey and I got a little carried away last week with a particular critter on the farm.  Martha was away all day in New York, doing her TV show, going to meetings, and also attended the fancy gala for the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai. When she finally came home late at night, wanting very desperately to go to sleep, Sharkey and I decided that the opossum loitering outside needed to be taught a lesson.  As usual, in situations such as this one, we got a bit carried away and Martha was insisting that we come home.  We did, but it was too late for the opossum and Martha wasn't happy that she had to clean our bloody little mouths.  The next morning, we got the full treatment.

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Uh-oh, why does Laura Acuna have that apron on?  It can only mean one thing!

1 Uh-oh, why does Laura Acuna have that apron on? It can only mean one thing!

BATH TIME!!!  Take Sharkey instead - Please, for the love of DOG!!!

2 BATH TIME!!! Take Sharkey instead - Please, for the love of DOG!!!

Poor Sharkey was taken down to the laundry room.  I'll follow quietly.

3 Poor Sharkey was taken down to the laundry room. I'll follow quietly.

Look!  She's in the laundry cart!

4 Look! She's in the laundry cart!

Laura is giving Sharkey a very thorough rub down.

5 Laura is giving Sharkey a very thorough rub down.

See what I mean?

6 See what I mean?

We should think twice when we see another opossum.

7 We should think twice when we see another opossum.

No escape!

8 No escape!

OMG!

9 OMG!

She looks like a fish out of water even though she's in water.

10 She looks like a fish out of water even though she's in water.

Don't jump, Sharkey - it's too far down!

11 Don't jump, Sharkey - it's too far down!

Is she liking this, or not?

12 Is she liking this, or not?

Oh no!  The headlock!

13 Oh no! The headlock!

Another application?

14 Another application?

My poor dear Sharkey, they shall sing songs about you one day.

15 My poor dear Sharkey, they shall sing songs about you one day.

I wonder if Laura knows I'm here?

16 I wonder if Laura knows I'm here?

There's still time for me to escape and hide.

17 There's still time for me to escape and hide.

Actually, Sharkey looks.....

18 Actually, Sharkey looks.....

Cozy and happy!

19 Cozy and happy!

And she smells so good!

20 And she smells so good!

Please Laura - my turn -  MY TURN!!

21 Please Laura - my turn - MY TURN!!

Comments (11)

  • F & S

    I feel your pain - I hate getting a bath. Oh but the worse is when they want to cut my nails. For God's sake we're animals, we need nails. Why do humans feel the need to give us manicures???

    So tell me was the hunt worth having to get a bath? My vote would be yes, I love to hunt. Our backyard is all cleaned up now, all the hostas and fountain grasses around the pool are cut and all the leaves are outta here. Know what that means, those little critters running around the yard can't hide well, I'll be a hunting fool - ahh.... life is good :)

    Well the sun is back - thank GOD!!! I didn't see mom much yesterday, the sun came out and she hit the links. Dad and I with the other dogs watched football waiting for her to come home.

    Enjoy the sunshine today :)

    Zoe

  • I don't care for Opossoms either but to get blood out of em? poor thing...you two pups have to be careful with the wild critters...well, you got a good bath out of it and got your mouths washed out...he he...if I bloddy anything up anymore, I can't bring it home...mommie delia won't let me.

    meeuw...Kitty

  • Hello Ladies,
    Our Moms must have had ESP because I got a bath this weekend also. I wasn't in any hunts however, just my daily crud. It sure felt good. I feel like a new man. Sharkey, did you get the blow dryer treatment too? I just love that part. Stay away from those oppossums. I bet they could hurt your eyes. The coyote has been on the prawl around here. Mom gets very protective, and I get scared. Have a great day.
    Love & licks,
    Basil
    Basil

  • Why bother with opossums, girls? They're stupid and harmless. I know you're defenders of Marthadom, but believe me, opossums aren't worth the time or effort.
    Glad you had a nice bath, though. Has Martha developed a fragrance for dogs? Mmmmm..."Martha's Farm Essence", for sure...

  • Good morning Francesca and Sharkey: Oh dear! You two went after a possum???? I sure hope you mom wasn't too mad with you and hope you didn't catch any bad stuff from him.

    Sorry I haven't written all last week, but I have been really busy. Oh what fun I had! When I come home, I'm always so very tired. Yesterday though, I had a wonderful and long nap when my parents went to the movies. I wanted to go with them too, and then I could sit on dad's lap. So what if they said I weight 70 lbs. Just more of me to love and snuggle to.

    Momma look at my fenced-in back yard and said there are many bad mushrooms out there. Sooooo, I can't go out there till mom and dad clean them up. They are afraid I might eat them up and get really sick.

    Well, everyone have a great day. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Hello Friends,

    Francesca and Sharkey, I could smell you two from here! What were you thinking staying out late and coming home filthy from opossum hunting? Poor Martha, she must have been angry at both of you.

    I love to get a bath myself. I am very clean and don't like to go to bed with dirty paws. Mom wipes my paws before I jump into bed every night so I don't have to do it myself and keep her awake all night. It must be really nice to have your own stylist right on the premises. Mom has outsourced the task so I have to drive a little way to get to my salon.

    It sure was fun watching Sharkey get clean. I almost forgoet to ask, do you get 'kerchiefed after your grooming as well. I love that part. I always request pink. It gives me a softer look.

    XO,
    Fisher Jimmy

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Wow, why didn’t you tell me you were going on an opossum hunt? I just love to chase those critters. They are not as fast as the squirrels, but they do run and turn quickly. They always seem to turn and want to stand their ground until they fall down and look dead. After a few pokes with my nose, it’s back to the races again. I don’t like it very much when they jump up on the fence and I can’t make the stop. Crashed into many a fence in my day. I don’t like a bath either, but that’s life I guess.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Ha ha ha one of your funniest blog posts ever! :lol: Frannie, you made it seem like you and Sharkey were being taken down to the Basement of Doom! :twisted:

    Oh Sharkey you poor thing. Just remember, Francesca gave you up first! Both of you need to surprise Laura with some extra goodies for always being on skunk and opossum patrol for the two of you.

  • Well girls, we patrol our perimeters every day and night. Opossum, shoot, wait until you tie into a raccoon. Then you will need stitches along with a bath.
    We even try to intimidate coyotes and neighborhood dogs. Word to wise--count first--if there is more than one DON'T DO IT!
    p.s. We are Welsh Corgies and no one messes with our place.

  • Hi Girl Friends, Well, it looks like you had another interesting day. You two remind me of another dog my Mom had years ago who used to get together with her Mother's dog and go after rodents out in the desert in Eastern Washington. My Mom told me that the two of them would dig into the ground where they knew a rodent was hiding and when they reached the poor thing it would just drop dead from fright. They would go on and keep digging until it was time to go home. They never had to have 'the full treatment' because they never touched the poor little rodent. Take care. Love, Dudley Do Right xoxo

  • ...all I can say is, 'there's no rest for the weary!' Poor mommieMartha! After a longlong day and even WANTING to turn in for the night - night owl that she is, she had to come home to THESE shenanigans!

    Girls, girls, girls...tsk tsk tsk!

    =^..^=

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