Boy I have a story to tell, but hold your nose because it is indeed a stinky one! The roofers came to replace my roof and the noise from walking on the roof had my "Gizzi" (my 4-legged friend) all up in the air and she was barking and growling at the top of her voice. This was totally bugging me with no end in sight. After the roofers were finished and I heard them drive off, I decided Gizzi deserved a break outside (not a good idea if you're not ready). I should have put the leash on her before I opened the door (lesson learned about an in-house dog) they will make a break for it at the first chance of freedom.
Anyway in her haste to get out she slipped or tripped at the driveway corner (not sure which) and fell into something that manage to get all in her hair. It looked like mud but my grand-daughter discovered rather quickly that mud it was not. There is no mud on mother earth that could have an odor such as the one coming from my precious Gizzi (Some people are not considerate with their pet's poop). The scene going on was rather funny (although very smelly) because my grand-daughter, being a total uncontrolled diva was petrified that she had touched this smelly stuff and proceeded to try and chase Gizzi into the backyard and out of the house. I was laughing so hard and Gizzi thought she was playing so she kept running and jumping around refusing to obey any commands. My poor Ari "grand-daughter" was going to die if I didn't get Gizzi clean fast.
I finally stepped in and got her outside where I rinsed her with the water hose and then to the tub I went with doggie, shampoo and brush in hand. Let me tell you, the smell was so fresh and strong I thought for sure I was going to choke to death. Eventually, I got her all washed up and played shadow boxing with her as I attempted to blow-dry this furry mess. Once that was done we sprayed the house with lysol and everything else we could find...but that smell just kept lingering. Had to sleep the night with Gizzi gated outside of our bedrooms. She was so sad...but still had that smell.
The next day (today) realizing that getting rid of that smell was beyond my ability, I called my nearest groomer and made an appointment to get the professionals in on the case. The scene was hilarious and for the first time ever my grand-daughter was actually happy to be on her way to school and away from my precious Gizzi. This is my life...full of ups and downs...joy and laughter...and everything in-between. Her appointment is later today so I thought this was a perfect time to journal my story.
I can't post without sharing something, so in keeping with that thought, here are a couple of holiday cards that I hope you will enjoy.