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» Rub-a-dub-dub, wash the goat., Family bonding w/ a Jimmy character
Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 24 2013, 12:55 PM
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Hallie had to give Bastien a bath. It was always a hard thing seeing the goat didn't like water much. But since Bastien was still growing, it was getting harder to do so. He wasn't so small anymore not like the size he was when she first got him. She read up on it and he could get sixty pounds and a foot and a half tall. So, it was getting harder to bathe him. Soon she'd have to either get a bigger bath tub or figure out how to do it outside during the winter without freezing him.

But she crouched near the bath tub, using one hand to keep Bastien in the tub and the other trying to use a pitcher of water to pour over him. It was like trying to bathe a dog, but only Bastien wasn't a dog. He was a mix of goat, cat, and dog behavior though. It probably didn't help much that he had been around so many other animals and never any other goats.

"Bastien, stop it now," she told the goat who was trying to climb out of the bath tub yet again. "Stop trying to get out and it'll be over with sooner."

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 26 2013, 06:32 AM
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Twist was hearing something strange in the downstairs large bathroom. The distinction, of course, was that a house with this many people generally required a lot of bathrooms. His own 'master bedroom' was attached to his room, so he never had to worry personally, but there were two other little bathrooms upstairs. There was a large and a small bathroom downstairs.

Awhile ago, it sounded like someone was filling up the tub for a bath. Probably Hallie, Twist reasoned. Sebastian seemed to like long showers - not baths.

It was only when he passed by the bathroom and saw that the door was open that Twist poked his head into the door and watched... "Oh, so that's what's making all that noise." He chuckled a little, looking in on her. "You know, there's an easier way to bathe him." He commented as she struggled to keep him in the tub to wash him off and make him nice and clean.

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Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 27 2013, 07:17 PM
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Hallie glanced at the door to the bathroom when she heard Twist's voice. "Yeah, sorry. Bastien doesn't like baths and he was in need of one," she said. Really, she hadn't met an animal who liked baths, or would stay still long enough to like them.

"There is?" she asked. She hadn't found an easier way to do it. Unless it was summer time and she could probably just use a gardening hose and spray him down which was probably a lot easier with having to chase him down than try to keep him in a bathtub.

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 29 2013, 08:48 AM
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Twist chuckled a little as he toed off his slippers and moved around. "Here, hand me the soap." He said, holding out his hand as he sat one the side of the tub, blocking the area that Bastien could use to actually jump out and escape. As Hallie handed him the soap, he climbed into the bath. It wasn't exactly like he had anything but sweatpants and a t-shirt on, as usual, after all. He could change afterwards, and it wasn't like this could get him sick.

"Come here, kiddo." He chuckled, picking up the goat. "Damn, Hallie doesn't know how to bathe you, does she?" He said as he worked the soap in one of his hands to get up a decent lather. "Don't worry, it's not hard, you just have to be in here with him. That's usually easier, I find." He said with a shrug. "And never put soap or anything like that near the face. That get in their eyes and cause infections and stuff." Although he thought she knew the second thing, he might as well make sure she knew it too. Carefully, he started to rub the soap into the goat's fur.

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Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 29 2013, 02:13 PM
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Hallie watched as Twist climbed into the tub with Bastien. She figured that might have been easier, but she didn't think past the part of getting wet herself. She figured she could have worn something of older clothes and washed him. But she had thought this way would have been easy enough to that she wouldn't have problems.

"Hadn't thought of it being easier to get in with them," she said. But she nodded. Knowing that soap in the eyes was not a good thing. There was probably somewhere in the Capitol or some sort of higher up place that was okay to get in the eyes, but it probably wasn't a good thing if you did get soap in eyes either way. "Yeah. I usually avoid his head as it is. With him not liking water it's just easier to avoid his head," she shrugged some.

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 29 2013, 06:58 PM
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Twist nodded as he started to rub the soap into the goat's fur. "Yeah, they can get like that." He paused. "We'll give him a treat after this is done." He told her. "Part of the trick with baths for animals is that you have to treat them with something afterwards. It trains them to enjoy the baths too, because they'll associate that with a treat." As long as the treats weren't overly common and he was still healthy, then there was nothing to worry about.

"What does he like?" He asked curiously, rubbing along the goat's side and back as he squirmed a bit in his arms.

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Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 29 2013, 09:55 PM
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Hallie nodded. She didn't think about to give him a treat after. Maybe if it got through to the goat that baths were good and that you go treats for them, it'd make things easier. She wondered if the treat thing would help, though she figured it would because Twist suggested it.

"Usually those animal shaped cracker cookies," she answered. Plain vanilla cookies were a treat. Definitely one he liked a lot. "Crackers and peanuts also. He'll pretty much eat whatever you give him."

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 30 2013, 09:19 AM
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He started to scrub at the goat's underbelly vigorously. "I think we have some vanilla wafer stuff in the kitchen. That should be fine for him to eat." It was unhealthy for goats to eat human food on a regular basis - and the same could be said for most animals. However, the occasional human food treat wouldn't kill them as long as moderation was involved.

"Turn on the water, will you? Gotta keep a good hold of him, you know. Keep it low, though, I don't want to scare him." He told her as he continued to scrub at the goat. It wouldn't be much longer now, really.

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Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Nov 30 2013, 02:15 PM
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Hallie nodded, she knew where to find the cookies at least. She usually went for the wafer cookies when she was studying and needed a sugary snack. Once in a while she'd give Bastien one also to stop him from trying to eat her homework or a book from the library.

"Okay," she answered and reached over for the faucet to turn it on. Slowly she turned it to low, and carefully getting it to warm but not hot enough to burn them. Just warm enough to that it would be less of a shock. "Thanks for helping, by the way."

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Dec 1 2013, 02:56 PM
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Twist started to scrub at the goat's front and back legs quickly before splashing water over the goat, washing away the bubbles and the soap slowly as he did so. "It's no problem. My job, really, to help you." He shrugged before continuing carefully. "It's not like there's any other thing I can do with my time when the ground's covered in snow and there's no poor kids to mentor." Mentor and watch die slowly, but surely. That was the pattern every year. Elspeth and Sebastian were rarities - newer ones, but certainly rarities... and one wasn't even that useful, since she hadn't seemed to have left her house in an age and didn't talk to anyone...

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Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Dec 1 2013, 05:02 PM
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Hallie nodded some. She kind of understood what he meant. That since she technically was now his daughter that was the kind of thing parents did. It was an odd concept for her after so many years of really not having a parent that was like him.

"Maybe we can build a greenhouse," Hallie suggested. It'd be nice to garden year round, and Hallie imagined building it would be fun. They'd probably get to grow some different things than usual even. She really didn't know what else to suggest to mentoring the kids, it wasn't like she could help much with the mentoring as she couldn't even go to the Capitol unless she was Reaped herself.

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Dec 2 2013, 09:30 AM
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Twist nodded carefully. "It can be a project once the snow lets up a little bit. There's certainly enough room for it in the backyard." It was a mansion, after all. Twist was actually quite glad that over time this place had become so full instead of just him and Bolt. He liked keeping them close, really. It was easier for him.

He continued to splash the water over the goat to wash away all the suds of soap, making sure they were all gone. "I think we're good on the water. Turn it off and then get the towel ready, yeah?" He told her as he quickly checked to make sure all the soap really was gone a third time - just to make sure.

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Hallie Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Dec 2 2013, 09:52 PM
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Hallie nodded. Maybe it'd be fun to build it once the snow let up and all. It would be nice to have a garden to use year round. Building it as a family would be interesting, something she doubt she'd get much more if her odds weren't good.

"Okay," Hallie answered, turning off the faucet. Waddling some like a duck instead of standing up, she went to where she had sat down a towel earlier and grabbed it. And back she waddled to the edge of the bath tub. "He kind of does the dog shake thing sometimes, so just to be ready," she wanted to point out.

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Twist Gates-Arcadia
 Posted: Dec 3 2013, 09:25 AM
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Twist took the towel and moved to rub Bastien down of the worst of the water that soaked the animal before lifting him out of the tub.

The goat shook himself of the water, as Hallie predicted, and Twist sputtered a little. "Well, you warned me." He said. "You can probably dry him from here." He said as he climbed out of the tub - more or less soaking wet. "Oh, never use a hair dryer or anything like that on him... or any other animal. Their ears can detect higher pitches than humans so hair dryers and stuff actually hurt them." He informed her.

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