Remember Pita the rescued pup? There’s a whole chapter in the book about his adventures over the winter of 2015/16 and you can see pictures of him (and read an extract) here on the blog. Fast forward (there was a happy ending!) to yesterday, and the pre-Christmas BATH. Bertie (Pita as was) loves splashing through muddy puddles and rolling in the smelliest substances he can find. He’s a dog. So although his very fluffy coat didn’t show the evidence, one’s nose detected it. So it was time for a bath before going to visit relatives for Christmas. Well done to Vanda and Vicki for valiant bathing techniques, and all credit to Bertie for balmy bath behaviour. He smelled and felt wonderful for the last third of the day – but this morning he and Vicki are back out in the park, so mud will doubtless be clinging to his fur once more.