After a visit to the dog washing place, we now have a clean, sweet-smelling dog. Well, mostly sweet smelling. She occasionally gets skunky again, but it passes quickly, and the Dog Cleanliness Professionals at the dog washing place inform me that’s going to last for months, unfortunately.

Minnie is about the most pitiful-looking dog in the world when she is being washed, but she cheers right up as soon as she gets out of the tub and behaves as if she has just had an excellent adventure.