We gave the puppies their first baths on the weekend. Puppies are kind of unpredictable as to how they're going to react when "under the suds" for the first time. Some puppies try to scramble out with all their might, some are just frozen in place, not daring to move, and some just take it all in stride after the initial shock of having warm water gently hosed over them. Often the actual bathing is not as traumatic as the drying. We have a really good system; I bath and Chelsea dries. If it's not outdoor weather, then she parks in the kitchen with the hair dryer, on low of course, and towel dries first then uses the blower to finish the job. Sheltie puppies can be very dramatic, and some do protest loudly, but Chels turns up the TV and before you know it, the job is done, the puppy is back with it's litter mates, and it's on to the next one.
Of course no sooner do four clean feet hit the floor, and they're off and running again, like nothing ever happened.
After all that play, naturally they've worked up an appetite.
All right, a warm bath, a little play time, then a full tummy ... bet you know what comes next! :)