My husband and I were out for our weekly helping of frozen coffee when we had this great idea. Why not wash the puppy. We’ve had Rio for three months now and he was looking a little grubby so we trucked over to Struttin Pup to use their self service dog washing station. Now Rio is part border collie and part something (we suspect terrier) and he has very odd fur. He doesn’t shed…thanks be to God…but he does have this kinda aura of frizzy fur. In the past few weeks he’s been looking less frizzy and we figured he was just growing out of it. Well let me tell you…it was the grime, my friends…the grime. After one healthy shampooing his fur puffed out BIG TIME. He looked like he put on 20 pounds after it was all said and done. Of course, he HATED it and spent the entire ride home rolling around like a rabid dog trying to get his puppy smell back. Twenty four hours later…he’s still puffy, and has apparently forgiven us. Ah…if it were only that easy to do in reverse. Maybe I should try not washing not 3 months and see if I look twenty pounds thinner? Then again that might not be such a good idea.