Oh, the Indignity of it All

What a week. First, the trip to the DoGtor’s office.

Lemme outta here.

Lemme outta here.

Then, the daily baths. Really? Every day?

How I hate this. Lemme outta here.

How I hate this. Lemme outta here.

Then, a good shake. Now THAT, I like.

Just call me Taylor Swift 'cause I love to shake it off.

Taylor Swift’s got nothing on me. I can shake it off better than anybody.

Then, I have to wait for the peep to bring out the dreaded blow dryer to dry off my belly.

Really, this isn't a beauty parlor and you haven't asked me if I wanted a glass of wine. I HATE the dryer.

Really, this isn’t a beauty parlor and you haven’t asked me if I wanted a glass of wine. I HATE the dryer.

In case you didn’t know, we Scotties have more dignity than any other anipal on Earth. Yes. It’s true. Just ask one if you don’t believe me.

There’s nothing worse than losing your dignity. This week has been a real test. And I think I passed.

But I’m sorry to say that I nipped at my Godmother Carol when she hoisted me up on my back legs to take a look at my belly on Monday. She was only trying to help. As always. So, in my appreciative Scottie way, I thanked her by taking the cookie she gave me.

Wasn’t that nice of me?

Methinks the belly boo boo is on its way out. My skin is so smooth and soft. The hairs are growing back (I’m all about the testosterone thank doG) and even my tootsies, which used to smell like Fritos corn chips sometimes, are fresh as daisies.

Just so you know, thanks to my Blogville pals for telling me this, when your feet smell like Fritos corn chips, it’s because of yeast or bacterium proteus or pseudomonas. And with all the walking we do in wet grasses it’s no wonder you can smell it cause, my feet at least, never dry out. It’s nothing to worry about. Actually, my feet do dry out. I’m just being dramatic.

That’s my pawsitive news for today. And I’ve got lots more to share thanks to my foreign and domestic news correspondents. So, stay tuned. And go eat some Fritos.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a dog blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 11 years old in March 2017. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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33 Responses to Oh, the Indignity of it All

  1. I hate that fur dryer thingy too… I even hide in mouse hole when I see that thingy… I’m glad the boo boo is history soon and you are still the fabulous scotsman, proud and brave :o)

  2. Yay, great news there Stuart, so glad to hear yous on the mend!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. A bath EVERY day? Geeze……………you have one neat freak human! BOL!

  4. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Ugh! You need to rest after that mess
    Lily & Edward

  5. That’s great news Stuart! Glad everything is clearing up, and you and your Grandmother understood one another. Mama has this thing about holding one of my leg while she falls asleep, but she has never smelled anything special about my little piggies.

  6. indyandlucy says:

    We don’t have Frito feet here in Oklahoma but we might if it doesn’t stop raining!

  7. Kismet says:

    I can’t eat Fritos ever again. I’d be thinking I’d be eating your feet.

  8. Hey! You have a white spot between your shoulders?! That’s cool!

  9. nordhuesn says:

    Mom says Andy’s head always smells like a taco – no matter how many baths he has. But Fritos, now that’s just not good. The Peeps eat them, but not us. Glad you are on the mend. Nothing like a daily bath to bring out the grrrrrrrr in us. We don’t know how the Peeps do it. Sometimes they take more than 1 bath a day and they seem to actually like it. Go figure……………

  10. is that equivalent to water boarding – having a bath every day ?

  11. Lee says:

    Fritos do you serve Coke with the Fritos?
    Glad you are better Stuart.
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Oreo says:

    OH MAN!! Thats a brutal day!! I feel for ya

    Wags
    Oreo

  13. sue ellen says:

    Rub a dub dub…Stuarts in the tub…….kinda cute , uh !!! Okay, we’ll stop teasing clean and fluff dried little you … Glad all is on the mend.
    (shhh…we like showers with the dad peep. sometimes we sneak in and surprise him.)
    L&M

  14. theguster says:

    I take medicated baths, too, Stuart. My Peep gives me one or two between visits to the Doggie Spa, and they use the same shampoo from the Dogtor that my Peep gave them. I have allergies and take meds daily and go for a shot weekly. So I know what it’s like. You just keep being stoic, after all, you’re a Scottie! It’s soon be over for you and you can do the Happy Dance!

    McDuff & Mom

  15. corkscot says:

    you have the cleanest belly in the world.

  16. Gavin says:

    Well done, Stuart! You have really been through it this week!! How long does the peep have ta keep bathin’ ya? My feets used to smell like Fritos too, until mom started puttin’ raw coconut in my meals daily. Haven’t smelled like Fritos in several years now! Carry on the good fight, Stu!

  17. poor lamb. you are bearing up well. I am CERTAIN Grandma Carol understands and knows you couldn’t help it. My critters and I send encouraging vibes to you. XXXX
    They are very gentle but also get cross and ‘bitey” on occasion. Who doesn’t? ūüėÄ

  18. Glad your belly are gettin better!

  19. finleywestie says:

    Wiff my itchies, I knows all ’bout da frequent bathin’… and yep, dat Frito smell means yeast… glad yer belly is gittin’ better!

  20. Riley Puppy says:

    Luvs the smell of Frito tootsies, Stu!!!
    Mum loves it when I stick my toes close to her nose when we is in bedie-bye so she can wiff up dat Frito smell! She’s got a paw fetish! Go figure! My Frito-feet odeur comes right back the second day after a bathy, and mum does not mess around making sure every part of us is squeaky clean! Sis and I both get the Frito-toe-aroma. Must be the California clay(?), (DoG knows there is nuttin’ green out here after 4 years of the doggone drought, fires and extreme year round heat without let-up!)
    So glad you are belly-rub worthy again! Sorry you hads to put up with all of da extra bathies! Down deep you knows you loves the ‘xtra attention you so rightly deserve! It takes some sacrifice to maintain your star status-gorgeosity after all! your mum sure does love her STU!
    We are glad you’re on the mend, too!
    Love,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

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