Tomorrow is Lily’s day to be a Bright Spot Reading Buddy. She is always neat and clean when she performs her duties as a therapy dog, so today she got a bath and a trim. It was a perfect day for both. Good drying weather.
Lily loves to get on the grooming table. This means she’ll have my undivided attention for quite a long time. Our routine starts with a good brushing, removing any knots. Then, nails are trimmed. Lily doesn’t really care for this part of the beauty treatment, but she’s learned not to fight it. It’s going to happen – all toes on all four feet are going to get trimmed. Besides, she knows after each foot is finished, she’ll get lots of treats, the extra-special liver treats. Next is the bath. Unlike a lot of dogs, Lily loves to be wet, so again, Lily is enjoying herself. Shampoo, then conditioner, then rinse. She gets toweled (wrapped in a bath towel which is pinned in place with two large horse blanket pins) and is let outside to dry. Today she dried rapidly due to the unseasonably warm weather. The final step is her trim. Lily is so well-mannered while being trimmed with clippers from head to toe. Her good manners make the task an easy one and she is finished in about thirty minutes.
Now, Lily, the Bright Spot therapy dog, is looking beautiful and is ready to report to duty at the Westhampton Elementary School as a Reading Buddy for the first and second graders.