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June 9, 2015

An Afternoon Bath

There’s no love lost between my pups and bathing in the tub. But there is an enduring love affair between my pups and bathing in the sun. Cooking in some solar rays is their favorite post-romp activity. We’ve had some beautiful sunny days so I leave my back door open
There’s no love lost between my pups and bathing in the tub. But there is an enduring love affair between my pups and bathing in the sun. Cooking in some solar rays is their favorite post-romp activity.We’ve had some beautiful sunny days so I leave my back door open and clear space for some sundial sunbathing. Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago

In the early afternoon, the pups scrunch in the corner to catch the very first rays

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago

They quickly find the best place to get toasty

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago

As the afternoon moves along, the pups have to move as well to keep up with the sun

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago Midafternoon is the best because the sun warms the deck dead centerย  Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago

In the late afternoon the pups keep chasing the sun across the deck

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago

They’ll sometimes get so hot that they actually have to pant, but they love it!

Around five o’clock I call my two suntanners in for dinner. By the time they’ve eaten and had a water break they’re ready for another warm nap. Unfortunately the sun is unwilling to wait for them.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, cute, chicago

Yet I’m the one who takes the blame when there’s no more sun to bathe in

I herd the pups back inside and assure them like Orphan Annie said, “The sun will come out tomorrow.”

Now, if only I could get these two as excited for an actual bath…

Comments for An Afternoon Bath

  1. you can throw your clocks away, you have a double sundial :o)

  2. that is so cool that you have a deck that they can lie out on. I love how they “hang” together! Just adorable!

  3. Heh, heh…have never seen sun dial dogs before! Their sunward progression all afternoon long was pawsome.

  4. fredrieka says:

    nothing like the good ol summertime woof woof

  5. KarenS says:

    Truly desert dogs! That warm sun is hard to pass up isn’t it! Actual bathes just aren’t as much fun. I know my guys feel the same way. RR’s are just that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kismet says:

    Come to Arizona and they’ll get all the sun they can handle. When does the treat wagon arrive?

  7. dashlilly says:

    We have one sunbathing doodle and one shade bathing doodle. Dash LOVES to lie on the deck and get so hot that he is panting and panting to come in for some water. He pushes to the extreme. Lilly, on the other hand, can’t skip along fast enough to find the shade and settle in for a nice cool nap. No sun for her. Maybe she is a vampire?

  8. Lori says:

    sweet story today. my R.R. like to lay on the black driveway and get his solar power charge on nice days. cracks me up how they can stand it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. coastingnz says:

    brilliant – like watching them in slow motion with their move across the deck through the day. Isn’t it amazing how they manage to find that first little bit of sunlight and just curl into a little ball to fit into it. Classic

  10. Is there a way to bathe then outside?? I know we used to do that with Cody. He was able to sunbathe and we didn’t have to deal with dog smell and the drying off with towels thing.

  11. Wendy says:

    It seems completely right that your beautiful red-gold dogs would love to soak up the sun. You must have had a fun afternoon taking those photos.

  12. Emmadog says:

    Cat bro Bert, Bailie, and I do the same thing in the wintertime in Mom’s office.

  13. Cupcake says:

    Deck naps look as toasty and comfy as asphalt street naps! Awesome!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  14. cute, Nellie will lay out in the sun and pant but won’t move to the shade, lol

  15. Gail Simburger says:

    Leo loves the sun too like his own personal sauna! Unfortunately he lays in loose tree droppings that stick to his fur like Velcro and tracks them all over the house. Oh what a mess!! We tried a bed to lay on outside but he will lay right next to it because it doesn’t get warm like the ground does. Anyone else have this problem and know of a solution?

  16. Have you seen our Sun God post today ๐Ÿ™‚

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