|Rick's spa bath (no filters required)|
This morning we had clear blue skies and sunshine; we took Rick out early for a long walk while the day was still fresh and cool. The scenery through the chestnut and pine forest was spectacular but the flies were a bit annoying.
Back home, after coffee, we decided it was bath time for Rick. We tried to entice him into his brand new paddling pool but he was having none of that nonsense. Give him a muddy pond or a river and he would jump straight in. Paul carried Rick across and placed him in the pool and he stood there bravely while we shampooed him and rinsed him off. Afterwards he jumped out, shook himself off and went to dry himself off in the sun. He seemed pretty relaxed by it all.
He is now clean and fluffy and smells absolutely delicious.