The sheer indignity of it - you all know I HATE water - but today Mom said I HAD to be brave and show everyone what I look like when wet. My dogness - how embarrassing ! And what about dog's privacy I ask? Then Mom pulled the old "'tug on the heart strings" ploy - "Come on Reilly - do it for me on Mother's Day" Ooohhhh Mom - how could you resort to such blatant bribery. I said "NO". Then she resorted to an even more heart pulling ploy "We'll take you to the PARK Reilly" I mean to say - how could I possibly refuse that offer. So yes! I submitted to the the most awful torture known to dog - a bath. Mom had purchased a new 'hot spot' shampoo to see if would help with my itching so now, not only am I clean, but I also smell of tea-tree oil and aloe!!!! I did get my walk though and it was an extra long one so I guess it made up for being tortured in such an undogly way. And guess what else ! I got to chase a squirrel ! I have never seen one before but I spotted it in the leaves and I was off. Mom said I tree'd it - what ever that means. I just know it was one fast little critter that zoomed right up the side of a tree where I couldn't reach it. The "IT" also came to the park with us (he always does actually) but today he was on a short lead as Dad says he needs to learns 'walking manners'. He likes to bark at peoples as they go by where as "I" being the good boy just ignore them unless of coarse they stop to admire me and give me a pat. Hope all the Mom's had a great day and aren't as mean as torturess as mine - did I mention the toe nail clipping, the blow drying and the brushing !!!!!!!