Friday, March 22, 2013

Phantom on Friday



 Notice anything different about me????



 Do I look a bit whiter? 



How about nicely brushed furs with no pluckables?





Yep, this lucky boy got to have the dreaded B.A.T.H. yesterday.  I am not a fan of baths at all, but Mom said I was looking pretty shabby, my toe furs were so long I was tripping on them, and my nails were curling into circles.  Well, maybe it wasn't that bad, but even I will admit I am pretty happy with how I look now.  BUT I may also have figured out a great way to avoid having to do it again for a very long time.


You know I am a pup of few words, but bear with me, this is a bit of a long story.  It all started very early Thursday morning.  The groomer requires us to get there by 7:30 a.m.  Mom wanted to be sure I was one of the first to arrive so I wouldn't have to stay there too long.  So about 7:10 a.m. I got into her new 2013 Highlander (well, she got it in January so it still has a bit of that new car smell - well, maybe it doesn't now, but I am getting ahead of myself).  Mom left me in the very kind hands of our nice groomer lady who gave me lots of pets and hugs.  She headed home for a bit and then off she went to the grandbipeds' home to an Easter egg decorating party.  



While she was there, it had started to snow but not too badly.  Right before she was ready to leave to go home, she got the call that I was ready.  She would be going right by the vet's where the groomer is so she decided to pick me up on the way.  No problem.  



As she was walking to the building, she noticed that the sidewalk was a little slippery.  Since she didn't have her boots on and since she hasn't had the best track record with slipping, falling, and breaking bones, she asked the vet tech if he would bring me to the car for her.  Yes, that beautiful new shiny black with leather seats vehicle.  No problem, John was very accommodating and brought me to the car and I got a treat from him too.



We started to head home and suddenly I became very agitated.  I am always very well-behaved in the car, but something was wrong.  Mom was on a very busy road and was having a hard time figuring out what was wrong with me.  But it wasn't long before she realized that my frantic pawing at the door and window meant only one thing.  She had forgotten to ask John to let me have a potty break before I got in the car, yes, that very new and nice car.  Do you see where this story is going?  I tried so hard to wait until we were home, but I had no control.  It just happened.  Within seconds, the new car smell changed to something very unpleasant.  I won't go into the details, but I was just mortified.  This is something I NEVER NEVER do, even in the house, no matter how sick I am.  Mom says it wasn't my fault, I just got too nervous over the whole experience and my tummy got upset.

So . . . . Mom spent the next two hours working hard to clean the car and to clean me.  I was a mess because I was so upset I was jumping all over the place in the car, and my beautiful clean furs were smeared with some ugly brown.  After a long time, she knew she had gotten the inside of the car as clean as she was going to be able to do with her limited supply of cleaning resources (not to mention her very sore back).  There was only one solution. Today the vehicle spent the day getting a B.A.T.H. too - at the detailer's.  They used some heavy duty enzyme cleaners and sucked all the stinks out of the carpet and the leather (the seats are perforated if you get what I mean).  It smells different now, pretty good actually.  Mom is just hoping they got it all out so that when our 100+ degree summer days get here, she won't have to ride around with all the windows open.

All in all, it was one very expensive B.A.T.H.



I can't believe I am even telling you this actually happened, but it just might be a way to avoid a B.A.T.H.


OK, I will let her put this one in of all of us - maybe they can have a B.A.T.H. adventure soon too:)

Woos, Phantom

49 comments:

Linda said...

Your poor Mom bet she will remember to have a potty break before you get in the car again. Oh and I did that once in my dad's work truck. He was not happy.

happy weekend.

xo Cinnamon

Susie and Sidebite said...

Whats the saying "STUFF happens" it was your turn, however you do look amazing Phantom. Be sure to be NOT around for 100 degree day, just saying!

Your Pals The Mad Scots

SissySees said...

You're beautiful and shiny and now the INSIDE of the new ride is too. Hem. We hope her detailer is as good as our detailer is, because we had a similar situation and never smelled a rat...

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

If I wasn't,t laughing so much I would be saying poor phantom, poor mom, poor car.....oh my....I can't even imagine trying to tell the retailers what happened. Hmmmm pet car seat cover might be in order.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Certainly NOT your fault. AND now your mom doesn't have to worry about .... THE FIRST TIME... somethingy was GOING to happen.... beclaws Now it HAS.

harrispen said...

Phantom you do look fantastic after your two baths. Sorry you had the accident, but hopefully it will keep you from the groomers ever again.

Millie

GOOSE said...

Phantom you look marvelous!! And to think it might be the last bath you have to have-bonus. hehhehe
Blessings,
Goose

finnhoward said...

OMD OMD OMD. Now I know how we can start a revolution when we are taken to the groomers! I am glad you are ok. And that the car is clean again. You look won't foul.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh MY MY MY!!! We apologize for laughing. We feel bad that it happened. Please tell your mom ... it's just a car (that needs lots of expensive baths). For sure she'll forgive you. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

scotsmad said...

you're lucky you didn't have TWO BATHS!!!!!

Sometimes humans FORGET that we can't get out at the groomers.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

We bet that car smelled just fine.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Your Poor Mama!! And you do look mighty handsome Phantom...we thoughtsa you looked good and groomed even before we saw the post.

Our mama can relate...except it was pug vomit...not puggy diahrrea.

Yuckers!!

Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh NO!!! We know that you would never, ever do that Phantom! This actually sounds like something that would happen to OUR mama!! Actually the very same thing happened with Miss Chloe when she was a puppy and she was in the wayyyyy back of the Jeep. She simply couldn't wait a second more and she really had to go!! Phantom...you look BEAUTIFUL!

sagechronicles said...

Oh, no, Phantom. Your Mom is such a good Mom. She knew you couldn't help it. I'm glad you gave her such a big smile after all that!!

rottrover said...

Well, Phantom, you LOOK very handsome today!!

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Berts Blog said...

THis is not good, but it is also funny, kinda....But you do look beautifully handsome now.

Bert

Nola said...

Oh you poor things!
Nola

Little Reufus said...

O Sweet Phantom... On the one baw, I know yeu wood nebber ebber EBBER deu such a fing if yeu habbed any choice odderwise. Butt on the odder baw, I amb seeing pure GENIUS. Whee don't haff a new trolley, butt yeu can bet I whill haff a surbrise fur the Mom on the whay home from my neckst BAFF.

Lubbs to Yeu and the Rest ob the Woos,

Little Reufus

Inspiration By Karen Needle Felted Sculptures of Dogs, Cats, Birds, Wildlife, Portraits, Paintings said...

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karen

What Remains Now said...

Oh, no! Phantom, you were being so good to let your mom know that you needed to go "outside." It was just unfortunate that you were in a moving vehicle. Everything is clean now.

Prancer Pie said...

Poor Mom, Phantom, and Highlander! Well, the moral of this story is: Poop happens. We are just glad your Mommy is smart and loving and realizes this was an accident. Isn't it great to have good humans? Happy weekend, furriends!

Pee Ess - you look great, Phantom!

Wild Dingo said...

Oh Handsome! This one is ALLLL your mom's fault. Period. Don't you worry your handsome self about anything. Serves her right for trying to give a husky a B.A.T.H. Oh wait, i had to give JBJ one for all the poison oak she transmitted to me recently. Sigh. Woo Should have seen the stink eye I got for that! Oh well, go easy on your mom for this boo-boo. Some day, she'll be perfectly potty trained (as in trained to remember to potty the poor newly bathed pup!) Arrooo! We're sure those smells won't resurface this summer.

BTW: woo look more handsome every day!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

O M D. That is a sad and smelly story. We feel sorry for both you and your mum. Phantom we know you held on for as long as you could. Oh dear,dear, dear. Sorry it happened mates and we hope all the smell is gone, gone, gone especially with summer coming. Sorry but mum had a little laugh cause she was imagining what it would be like if it happened with Rory!! Take care mates and enjoy your weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Jo's World said...

Hey Big Phantom!

Not your fault at all! I am sure you felt embarrassed but no need for that. I can understand your Mom not wanting to go out on the ice too, so as Prancer Pie said, Poop happens!

Cheers,
Stella and Zkhat

Arno "Arnino" said...

Poor Phantom and poor Mom too! We smile reading your story but at the same time we can immagine how you felt about this small " accident" ....
Now you are clean again and your car smells good again, even better than new, so everything is all right and we bet your Mom won't forget to ask you if you need to "visit" a tree before you get into the car!
You look stunning now!
Nice regards
Arno

Molly The Wally said...

Sorry Phantom but we are cracking up with your bath/poop story. Poor you and poor mum and poor car. I was sick once in my peeps wellies and once in her designer handbag. Shit happens, LOL! Actually joking aside we hope your tummy is OK today and it was just nerves.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

the_Dogfather said...

Phantom, i won't worry about that very much if i were you. New cars are meant to be "doggy proof" and marked. Lol!

Happy national puppy day to all you woos, stay puppy forever!

Mitch and Molly said...

OOPS! We know you didn't mean to have an accident, Phantom!
You are such a handsome boy - even more handsome if that is at all possible!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Momo and Pinot said...

Oh no... OK.., the thing happens sometime. :) :) No matter what happened earlier, you look great!

Have a happy weekend!

Momo & Pinot

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh you poor woofie!! I feel for you, I get SO scared anytime I get in the car I do the same thing :( Luckily it's usually when I'm on the way to the vet and they can clean me up when we get there and I'm fine on the way back home...

You have a wonderfully mummy for not getting cross with you.

ZOOLATRY said...

To borrow a thought from Khyra, "Phantom, you look Phabulous". As for the car (old or new), we are of the humble opinion that a car is just a car and not at all as impawtent as woofies or humoms, so happy that the two of you came through it all just fine. (And our humom says she'll not buy a vehicle with perforated upholstery.)

Priscilla Phang said...

You look fabulous, Phantom!

I don't like the BATH day either but I do like to look pretty after the spa thing. In fact, I just had it this morning and I'm fluffy and beautiful now.

~Eva

Sam said...

We always know that car rides make Sam have an urgent need to go, and if he starts squeaking it means "PULL THE CAR OVER IMMEDIATELY!". Yikes! So far we haven't had an accident, but after reading your story - we hope we will never need too!

Sam

easyweimaraner said...

Now you and the car had a "grooming" together. I was in the same dilemma once and as my dad tried to lift me out of the car he has a brown surprise on his hand :o)

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes Phantom! Like your mom, we know it wasn't your fault and we know you felt horrible about doing that in her brand new SUV (Sibe Utility Vehicle) but at least it's all cleaned up now and you look incredibly handsome! We think "stuff" like that plus sand and mud is why Daddy had to keep his old SUV (Sadie Utility Vehicle). :)

Marg said...

Oh Phantom, that is awful, you poor thing. I bet you were mortified. And Mom too. What a day for you two. Guess you taught that Mom a lesson. Hope you have a great weekend.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That is quite a tale, Phantom! Of course, you have our total support. Sometimes the call of nature is urgent.... But you may right, your Mom may indeed think thrice before doing this to you again...

Woofs,
Tommy

Mollie said...

Don't worry Phantom we all have accidents, I was sick in Daddys van last week, he had to get the washer out on it.BOL You look beautiful and your furs all nice and shiny :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Bunk said...

Oh dear! I'm sorry to hear that, Phantom. Well, yesterday while my parents were driving to have me boarded for the weekend they had to stop over for a potty break for me because I was the whiniest pug in the world. Point being, things happen, don't beat yourself up over it please!

Love,

Bunk.

The Websters said...

PHantom! You are a GENIUS buddy. We know it wasn't your fault. Us Sibes never have accidents and we're so clean all the time. This was the GROOMER's fault!

Now, the groomer should be punished and their punishment will be that you'll never go again. That will teach em!

Nora

Sue said...

Oh Phantom, the very week that Rob picked up his new car we drove 300 miles to visit my family. Just before we started the long drive home again, my dog Libby found the cat box and indulged. Not ten miles into the 300 mile drive, she vomited the cat poop all over the back seat. It was December and we drove the rest of the way with the windows open and I had to listen to Rob grumble for 300 miles. That took care of that disgusting new car smell.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Oh Phantom you poor thing:-(
But you do look very handsome!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

You are looking tres handsome phantastic Phantom!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh dear poor you. I think you must have been really desperate to do that. Poor mum having to clean it too. I must say you do look gorgeous now.. Hugs GJ xx

Lorenza said...

Phantom!
I can see the excitment in your face!
Sure it was a new experience!
It does not sound good for the new car... but I hope the cleaners did a super job!
Aaaand yes.... you look grrrreat!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Roo said...

BOL Phantom that was quite the BATH adventure! Maybe I should have an upset tum tum next time I go on a ride - Seabiscuit really needs a bath! Hardy har har har ;P

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Casey said...

WOW! That was definitely an adventure. I'm sorry you had to go through that, poor thing. It wasn't your fault at all. Maybe your momma won't make you take a terrible BATH again.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh Phantom, it happens to the best of us. Right after we moved to Seattle, and before Dad moved, Kat got sick and one night, about 2 AM, she pooped in the bathroom and it was all bloody. Mom freaked out and loaded us up to go to the emergency vet. Mom decided to take me to the emergency vet too because she thought I would woo if left home alone and since we were living in an apartment, she was worried about the neighbors. At the emergency vet, she left me in the car while she took Kat in to see the doctor. Well I totally freaked out and did some damage of my own to the back of the 4Runner. Once Mom and Kat got back in the car, we had a stinky ride home and then Mom spent more time, again in the middle of the night, trying to get the car clean. She wasn't very happy, but I was just so upset. At least our 4Runner wasn't new. Your poor mom!

Steve

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMD! Mabel Lou did this very thing the day I sprung her from doggie jail... she wanted OUT so bad I didn't make her go potty... she had 'read' my face and KNEW which car was mine! A few minutes later, she relaxed and ... goodbye new car smell! Poor Phantom!!!

Elyse and Riley said...

Aww, poor Phantom! Riley pooped in my car once when she was a puppy on the way to the dog park. Luckily, she was in the cargo area of my car that's lined with plastic--phew! I could definitely smell it as soon as it happened though, and I didn't have any paper towels with me so I had to sort of clean it up with poop bags at the dog park. Ah, good times with dogs pooping in our cars. At least mine wasn't brand new!! My sister drives a Highlander, but it isn't new.

Elyse and Riley (the Pooper Shooter!)