Monday, January 2, 2017
Question of the Month and a Hairy Situation
It's time for Question of the Month, hosted by Michael D'Agostino. Today's question is, what one thing made you grow up?
Grow up? Who said I ever grew up? I'm just a big kid. But if I have to pick something that has made me a bit more responsible, I'd have to say having my first child. There's something to be said about being responsible for the complete well-being of a helpless baby. I had learned responsibility when I moved out of my parent's house and had my own place. But having a child added a whole new dimension to things. I couldn't just do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I not only had to make sure I met the physical needs of my child, but also provide for their emotional well-being. I also had to make sure I was leading by good example. It's a big job!
How about you? What made you "grow up"?
Now for the story:
Schultz, our giant German Shepherd, was getting kind of stinky. He needed a bath. That meant a dunk in our jacuzi. (Yes, his winter baths are like spa treatments. No outside hoses for these.)
Baths for Schultz are always messy situations. But this time Schultz was exceptionally messy. Why? Because he's shedding. (I have no idea why he'd do that in the middle of winter. It's kind of crazy. But whatever.) By the time Schultz was done, he had covered every square inch of the tub with hair. And did he stop there? No!
He gave himself a big shake in the bathroom. Hair flew everywhere. On the floor. On the walls. Even on the ceiling.
But that wasn't all.
He went out into our bedroom. What happened then? You guessed it. He shook his hairy body and more hair plastered the walls.
After that, he went out in the hall and ran up and down it gleefully. I don't know how he did it, but he managed to cover our white walls with black hair in less than a minute.
Let's just say it took a VERY long time to clean up that mess! I'm still finding German Shedder hairs in places they don't belong!