I noticed Toby scratching his ears right before I was going to take him out anyway. It seemed like the perfect time to take the ear cleaning drops outside with me in case he decided to shake his head after I applied some.
We went outside and I started squeezing the bottle into his ear, but the drops were coming out really slowly so I squeezed harder.
The applicator tip flew out of the bottle and ear cleaning juice drenched my shoulder and the dog's head and neck. I was committed at that point, so I poured a little in Toby's other ear while I fished around for the bottle parts.
Then I had no choice but to rinse off the dog with the hose. You don't usually bathe Italian Greyhounds, but in this case I needed to make sure he wasn't going to be leaving greasy ear drop marks all over the house.
We stayed outside longer than usual so he could roll around in the grass and look at me balefully.
Needless to say, he got a treat when we went back inside.
But he wasn't happy. Not happy at all.