Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Shaking Dry

So, your dog's soaked, and you're thinking, "Oh let me grab a nice little wash cloth and we shall casually dry him, inch by inch, just as I do post-bathing." Well think again, because before you can finish that carefully constructed sentence, your dog has shaken himself all over your bathroom, kitchen, and living room, and now he's rolling in your sheets. You see, when dogs dry off, they don't fuck around. They start spinning like rogue Disneyland teacups until they're drier than Death Valley and everything around them looks like an Amazonian rain forest.
And that's exactly why you don't dry off that way, too. As convenient and fun as it seems, it would ruin all your furniture and piss off anyone within ten feet. Plus it'd make you look stark raving mad.
(flickr photo Shake it, Baby! by OakleyOriginals; http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/2786093725/)


  1. I love how they leave their tails for last. I would love nothing more than to be able to shake off like a dog. Thinking about it is making me happy.

  2. Oh isn't this the truth. They can't do it way over there where no one is around. Oh no, they come running up next to you and then soak everyone in the immediate area. Yep, bless their little hearts.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  3. Steam: Seriously. It looks like fun.
    Sandee: You'd think it was malicious, their close-by shaking, if you didn't know better.

  4. How about other animals...some of them use their tongues to lick themselves dry, ALL over! ewwwww