September 15, 2006
Giving the dog a bath made me dirty in turn. As I washed her thick fur and rinsed her off in the courtyard, I thought how underpaid the groomers are. It's hard work! I dried her off with two towels — she enjoyed that part of the process — and put another dry one on her bed. She fled to her bed as soon as I let her back inside, giving me a reproachful look as if to say, How could you do this to me? During the whole process, she kept her elegant nose in the air, above it all.