How to Take a Bath When It’s Storming in 20 Easy-Ish Steps

Step 1: Run bathwater.

Step 2: Choose something to read. Do it quickly, else you might run the bathwater over. Best to grab the e-reader.

Step 3: Get in tub.

Step 4a: Realize you forgot towel. Jump back out while only feet are wet.

Step 4b: Let sad-faced dog in to sit on bathroom rug.

Step 5: Get back in tub.

Step 6: Start reading.

Step 7: Let the calm ofΒ the sound of rain on the roof, the warm water, and being thisclose to finishing the 1,000 page book you’re reading wash over you. Notice that dog is asleep. Sigh contentedly.

Step 8: Big boom of thunder.

Step 9: ALERT!! The dog is in the tub. On top of you. Repeat, the dog is in the tub.

Step 10: Comfort dog. Figure out how to put book down.

Step 11: Laugh. A lot.

Step 12: Take photo of dog’s pitiful face. Comfort dog.

Step 13: TryΒ to remove dog from tub very, very carefully to minimize splashing.

Step 14: Fail.

Step 15: Get out of tub anyway. Notice the storm has stopped.

Step 16: Throw on dirty t-shirt and pants. Give dog a bath.

Step 17: Dry off dog.

Step 18: Clean bathtub.

Step 19: Run bathwater.

Step 20: Actually take bath.

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  1. Oh that is hilarious! My great aunts used to say it wasn’t safe to take a bath during a storm because you might get struck by lightning through the faucet or something. No idea. I believed it – I still try not to shower during a storm! πŸ˜€
    A 1000 page book? That is always intriguing. What were you reading?

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    1. Too funny–my mom used to say the same thing.

      And I think I was reading IQ84. It’s a Japanese sci-fi that was published in 3 parts in Japan but for some reason only 1 her, and that makes it pretty monstrous.

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  2. Oh my gosh, as a cat owner, this is terrifying to me. I feel like if Flash ever actually jumped into the bath, I’d be shredded in the chaos. πŸ™‚ Loved this, it was so fun! πŸ™‚

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    1. hahaha! Glad you enjoyed. πŸ™‚

      I suppose one of the great differences between cats and dogs is that reaction to water. Tank doesn’t love it, but he doesn’t flip out, either, thank goodness!

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      1. I recall trying to bathe our dogs without getting wet. One of us strips down and gets into the bathtub to hold the dog, while the other of us does the actual scrubbing. Everything gets wet! We currently are a dogless household, but hoping to find puppies soon. I can imagine bathing the puppies more often (between grooming appointments) and teaching them to enjoy the process; my youngest sister trained her cats to sit on the edge of the bathtub while she was bathing and jump in, each in turn, to get its own bath. We should be so lucky! πŸ˜€

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        1. ha! Luckily, Tank is pretty good when he’s actually getting a bath. He gets in, stands still, and he only comes out when I tell him it’s ok. The real trouble this day was that he jumped in because he was scared…We don’t usually get in together! lol

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