Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Soldier Gets a Bath and Has an Anniversary




Daddy gave Soldier a bath the other day. And daddy was the one who gave Samson a bath a while ago too. There's no way I could do that any longer. Doesn't Soldier look good wet and without his collar? A little bit like a wild red dog.


This month, he has been with us for six years. He is 13 years old now, so he has spent nearly half his life free from being chained to a dog house. 


He was sick the other night, but seems OK now. We even walked to the mailbox yesterday morning and that's a good walk for an old dog. In general, he's doing very well and I'm grateful. 














31 comments:

  1. he looks so great in his wet shot. and he looks happy to. both of ours love AFTER the bath but not during the bath.... i am so glad you saved him, nothing upsets me more than a chained dog...

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  2. oh, that sweet handsome boy. he is in loving hands, for sure.

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  3. He looks terrific. Reminds me of our old dog. He was a handsome fella, too, but really hated to get a bath, as I suppose most dogs do. He was a big boy, and when I'd try to put him into the tub of water, he'd sprawl his legs out to fight me. After much giggling and splashing around, I'd finally get him in, and then he'd be fine. (I guess he was resigned to his fate at that point.) Once we were finished, though, he'd whine to go outside, and as soon as he got out there, he'd roll around in the dirt. (sigh)

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  4. The dogs in our life make us so happy and other fur babies too. He is a beautiful dog. And I know he loves being with you too! sandie

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  5. I'd say the Soldier, Samson, and their parents are a happy group. Soldier is a beautiful dog. Glad he has found a loving home.

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  6. Your whole family is beautiful!!

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  7. He really is a beautiful dog! Isn't it wonderful to know that you've given him such a good second half of his life! He looks happy and content!

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  8. I am sure your kind treatment has wiped that former life from his memory.
    Happy Anniversary handsome fellow.

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  9. Va fin han är.
    Du skriver bra svenska. Jag skriver såhär till dig så du inte glömmer :-)
    Kram M/

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  10. Oh Soldier you are so very lucky to have found the best most caring people in the world to live with. Lucky you lucky them. Hug B

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  11. Your dogs are lovely Inger and very lucky to have you as their mummy.

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  12. Soldier looks absolutely handsome - and i think from his facial expressions, he actually likes getting wet!

    Seriously, I bet he doesnt even think about his past life - too many good memories will always outshadow the bad :)he has a forever home now!

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  13. Soldier, you are beautiful. Be sure to thank Mommy and Daddy.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. Happy Anniversary Soldier! You are lovely and adorable!

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  15. Soldier could be Copper's older brother, Inger! And I know about them getting on in years...Copper is going to be 11 and Moon 10...:)JP

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  16. Happy Anniversary to Soldier! He seems a much loved member of your family!

    Nas

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  17. Well Soldier is looking mighty spiffy now!! Congrats on your gotcha anniversary!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  18. I always love seeing good ole Soldier. He looks so handsome. Your right he does look a bit like a proud coyote or Dingo. Beautiful old fellow he is, with a wonderful home.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! What a milestone. 13 is HUGE! Soldiers longevity must be a testament to the fine care and love he receives from you both... baths included!

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  20. Hi Inger .. so pleased Soldier is soldiering on - that's great news for you both ... and he looks happy now ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  21. Inger, this is so good to see and hear! I bet he felt so GOOD after that wash! He does look like he may have a bit of 'dingo' in him!!
    Great header by the way. Always are!

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  22. He is a beauty, I hope he had a fun anniversary!

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  23. Hej Inger!
    Fin hund efter badet :-) Kul att läsa om hur du har det "over there".
    Ha en fin helg !

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  24. Glad to know that soldier is well and clean. And happy anniversary to him. He certainly has had some good year with a wonderful family!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    desert.epiphanies@sasktel.net
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  25. He does look good wet. Ours just looks pathetic. When you have a 90+ pound dog that you have to tie to a truck to wash, it's generally not a weekly thing... He does okay, but it's not fun. For any of us. I hope yours is a bit more accepting!

    Cat

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  26. Happy freedom anniversary, Soldier. You are a handsome fellow, especially now you've had a bath ;-)

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  27. He really always looks gorgeous. And that is the most important they you are celebrating... him being rescued from misery and even death.
    Thank you for loving him so much!

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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