I soooo lost

so freaking weird how happy she was AFTER her baby pool bath, but I definitely lost on the frontend when she wigged out and those back claws found ground (flesh) from which to spring. the bright side is that it's just one leg and by end she was sitting in the pool (mostly) while I soaped her up and continued to whisper sweet nothings in her ear amidst curses under my breath! oh triple ouchola!!!. the next time it will be easier and I will wear pants into the pool! she is so freaking smart that ultimately it was a battle of the wills, and if I want to have an enjoyable beast, I really do need to be alpha according to the books on border collies (+ 1/2 lab). well, alpha that! of course she was gleeful after her bath and totally sucked up to me. which I did reward with belly rubs.