It was time to bathe Rusky, the adorable black and gold Silky Terrier again.
Lydia and Alvin were given the responsibility to get the job done.
Although they loved Rusky more than anything they had, they dreaded the task of having to bath it.
However, since the task had to be accomplished, the children settled down to prepare Rusky's bath.
Alvin filled a red tub with warm water and diluted shampoo.
Lydia got the garden hose ready so that they would not have to struggle for it later.
When the brush and towel were ready, the children marched into the backyard to bring Rusky to the front.
They always bathed Rusky in the garden because their parents preferred a wet lawn to a wet house.
Rusky could sense that it was his dreaded bath day. Before the children even
laid hands on him, he began running around the backyard in
mock terror. However, the sausage lure worked
again and the children managed to get him to the front. Alvin loosely chained Rusky
to the fence, making sure that Rusky could have a little space to move. He then soaked Rusky in the warm water.
As soon as it came into contact with the water, Rusky began to yelp and leap.
He really hated being wet, especially with soapy water because it made all his
hair stick to his body. The children made quick with the task and Lydia hosed
Rusky down as soon as the scrubbing was done. The ordeal for Rusky was over in
less than fifteen minutes, although the dog acted as if it took much longer for the bath to be completed.
The children spread the towel on the grass and let Rusky roll on it to dry off.
Drying off Rusky was the children's favourite part about bathing it because Rusky
knew how to do it himself. When Rusky was done rolling in the towel,
the children brought Rusky into the house to blow dry his silky hair.