I've never liked giving dogs a bath. Dogs around here rarely get baths unless it is done outside with a hose-which seems cruel (icy, cold water) unless it's a really hot day. A month ago one of the dogs was out barking and suddenly I smelled SKUNK and just cringed. Yes--he got sprayed on the face and chest. He spent the night in the basement near poor Tanner's room. The next day I gathered peroxide, soda, and dishsoap and had to physically tackle him and hoist him into the tub. He kept trying escape and kept shaking skunk water on me. Wasn't pretty and he still stinks!
Last night the dogs got muddy and I asked little Taile if she wanted a bath (jokingly). She took off for the bathroom and jumped into the tub. I thot this rather miraculous so I gave her a bath! She re-enacted it for a picture today.