On Friday, Jason spread the word that he and Danny and Kyle were going into the dog washing business, and anyone who wanted their dog washed should come to the far side of the playground on Saturday at 1 o'clock. The boys were charging 50 cents a dog. That's my whole allowance! I dug around in the couch for some loose change and came up with 30 cents, so I only had to spend 20 cents. I met Cheryl, Stephanie and Melody and we walked down to the playground.
When we got there, the boys were all set up and Danny was giving his dog Muttley a bath.
Danny got Muttley out and dried him off. Kyle got up and poured more dog shampoo in the wash tub and asked which one of us wanted to go first. Boomer had gotten super dirty yesterday chasing Mrs. Nelson's cats, so I volunteered to go first.
I picked my pooch up and put him in the wash tub. He started to jump out, but Kyle was quick to grab him and put him back in. It's funny...Boomer hates baths, but he loves jumping in Springfield Lake. Anyway, Kyle got to work, and scrubbed my dog all over!
Boomer's so little that he just looked like a head floating in some soap bubbles. Haha! When he was done, Kyle dried Boomer off and handed him over. I'd give him a good brushing when we got home.
Stephanie and Melody's dog Snowflake was next, so Jason volunteered to wash her.
Snowflake kept turning around in the wash tub and sloshing water on Jason! I think she was happy when Jason took her out and dried her off.
Cheryl's dog Butterscotch was next in line, and it was Danny's turn at the tub.
Now Butterscotch is a pretty big dog, and Danny was having a hard time getting her to sit down in the wash tub.
All of a sudden, Butterscotch jumped out of the tub! She was covered in bubbles, and took off running around the playground. Danny yelled for her to come back. Cheryl chased her and tried to grab her back legs, but she tripped and fell down face first on the cement! OUCH!
I ran over to Cheryl to see if she was OK, and Kyle jumped up and ran after Butterscotch.
He finally tackled her and held her down, yelling for her to stay.
Danny ran over and thanked Kyle. He said he was sorry for letting her get away in the first place, and that he shoulda been the one to catch her. Kyle told him it was no big deal.
Cheryl was OK, just a little bump on her nose. She thanked Kyle for being so quick. She said she has the same trouble getting her goofy dog to take a bath.
All the boys felt bad for what happened, and that Cheryl got hurt trying to catch her dog, and agreed they'd give Butterscotch another bath for half price. After all that excitement, I decided to take Boomer home, (while he was still clean!), and meet the girls later. I think it will be a while before Danny, Jason and Kyle decide to going into the dog washing business again! Maybe they can find and easier and dryer way to earn some money! Haha!
Until next time, future readers,