Friday, September 23, 2011


I was shoving scented, fabric-softener dryer sheets in my running shoes. Ray and I had walked around the lake the day before and they had been covered in mud by the time we got home. I rinsed them off with the hose and put them in the laundry room to dry. The mud had been smelly and now my shoes reeked. I was attempting to un-stink them the lazy-man way.
Ray followed me into the laundry room, snatched one of the dryer sheets out of the shoes, waved it up and down a couple of times then dropped it on the floor. I watched as his front legs started to buckle. He was going down for a roll on the sheet. I grabbed Ray's collar and pulled him out of the room.
Later the same day, I was 'working' in my office. I heard Ray rummaging around the linen closet. I walked out of my office just in time to see him heading for the stairs with a still-wrapped bar of soap in his mouth.
I'm starting to think that Ray is trying to tell me something. Maybe this weekend I'll give him a bath.


  1. Too funny! My Coonhound also likes things that smell nice, while my Beagle prefers stinky stuff. They once antagonized a snake into spraying musk in our back yard (who knew?) The Beagle rolled in it and the Coonhound peed on it....fortunately not at the same time.

    How did the bath go? And how is Gregg doing? You're both in my prayers.

    Liam's Mom

    I've never heard about a snake spraying musk. I'll have to google that and see what it's all about.
    Gregg finished his treatments last week but is now in the 'cooked turkey' stage (the one where it has to rest on the counter for 20 minutes while it continues to cook). For the next two weeks he will continue to get a bit worse before he turns around and starts to get better.
    Thanks for the prayers.

  3. I am so glad that Roxy (beagle mix) is normal. She will flop during our walks and roll around. I also didn't know about snake We also are keeping Gregg and you in our thoughts. Hugs And Yes our dogs do train us ;)