I really thought this was not going to be pretty. As a kid, I was kind of afraid of the car wash, so I figured Ruby would think it was the apocalypse. I can't tell you how happy I am to report that I was WRONG! But let's begin at the beginning.
Even Ruby was embarrassed at the state this car was in. Utterly disgraceful. She can't even look at it. The time had come.
I sat in the back with her, just in case. She was totally calm on the approach.
We usually don't get the "Ultimate Wash," but we did today, no expense spared for our puppy's education! Just a friendly little tip – as exciting as it sounds, ultimate really wasn't much different from the basic.
Once we were in, the lights and sounds perked her up.
I had plenty of treats to reassure her in case she got apprehensive or frightened.
Just to give you a better idea, this is what she saw out the window. Scary, right?
Nope. Curious George actually liked it!
The sights didn't bother her but the sounds did affect her a little. And she didn't love the bumps, but that seemed to be more annoying to her than scary. Of course, full disclosure, we did go through half a bag of treats in the 5 minutes we were in there.
She was interested in the daylight as we exited.
Ahh, a clean car, a happy puppy, and another successful outing. Win-win-win! And thank you to Mr. Raiser for driving since Mrs. Raiser is still just a teeny tiny bit afraid of driving through the car wash. I know. Pathetic.