Ilaina scrubbed the shampoo into her dog's fur, attempting to remove the layers of mud that had become caked into Holly's fur. The dog had decided to take it upon herself to jump straight into a muddy puddle earlier that day, covering herself with it before happily walking back to where Ilaina watched in disbelief. "Stupid dog..."
She muttered, dumping a bucket of clean water over Holly's now clean head, "You had to go and jump into that puddle, didn't you?"
Holly ignored Ilaina's words and licked her arm.
Ilaina let a smile creep across her lips, "Silly dog,"
She said, pouring more water over her dog, "You've gotta learn to listen,"
Though she knew Holly couldn't understand what she said, Ilaina still enjoyed talking to her. The dog was an almost constant companion to Ilaina, following her everywhere she went, and becoming an invaluable piece of her life. Ilaina could tell the dog anything, when she was depressed or anxious, her dog could always be counted on to listen, even if she didn't understand a word. Dogs were good companions like that, always loyal to those who loved them. Ilaina pulled the plug of the tub, letting the dirty water drain out as she poured more clean water over Holly; soon enough the dog was clean - and cleaner than she had been for a while - and Ilaina bent to pick her up out of the tub to dry her off.
Once the dog was securely in her arms - and the bathwater was soaking into her shirt - she heard a knock on the front door. "Who...?"
She said quietly, throwing a glance out of the bathroom and towards the front door, "I wasn't expecting anyone, was I?"
She said to the dog in her arms. Putting Holly back down on the bathroom floor, she dried her hands on a towel and started for the door.
She hadn't been expecting anyone that day, in fact, she had just expected to spend the whole day bored and alone. She swung the door open, curious to see who would be on the other side. She smiled immediately when she saw who was on the other side; Nia, her best friend and secret crush, "Nia!"
She said happily. She looked her friend up and down, noticing the little bunny she held, "What'cha got there?"outfit