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Why Washing The Dog Is An Adventure ...

I wrestled with this question all day as I did house chores - should I wash the dog?

Actually I knew and have known, the answer is a resounding, the dog needs a bath. As in capital letters needs.

I have been putting it off due to the slight issue of snow or snowpuffs as I call them. The dog, aka the Fluff, has naturally curly hair and snow attaches to the hair in clumps, hence he comes in the house with snowpuffs hence it is just a wintery melty mess.

Round 1:

However, the real issue is the Fluff hates baths. As in one needs an adult beverage, or two, to battle the Fluff and his I hate the bath antics. I never knew a dog could squeal so loud and cling so tight to me or the edge of the tub. It almost makes you feel so bad, you want to stop and call it off. But then I think that is his agenda.

Round 2:

Now seems like an appropriate time for a snack and beverage before we tackle the blow dryer and the Fluff.

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Soonerdad3 wrote on March 14, 2015, 11:20 PM

Our Angel needs a bath, but she is a little too big for the bath tub so we are taking her to a groomer to give her a bath and have her long nails clipped and filed.

j2jworkz wrote on March 14, 2015, 11:25 PM

The size of tub would be an issue, I'm trying to wait until the snow clears before I take him to the groomer (who clearly does a better job than I!)

Soonerdad3 wrote on March 14, 2015, 11:28 PM

My wife attempted to give a bath in the tub and that is when she realized that the tub was just too small.

scheng1 wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:00 AM

Too bad they have not invented a washing machine to wash a dog.

peachpurple wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:44 AM

in the past, our dog hated bath too. I hate when he started to shake off the water that made me fully wet

trufflehunter wrote on March 15, 2015, 5:07 AM

I didn't know whether to laugh at Fluff or feel sorry for you at the squealing and clinging to edge of tub bits!

j2jworkz wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:30 AM

Now that would be a useful invention!

j2jworkz wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:31 AM

I always end up soaked guaranteed

j2jworkz wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:31 AM

It is a battle :)

trufflehunter wrote on March 15, 2015, 11:09 AM

Indeed. A device that could have pooch's head sticking out so all you might need to do is clean his ears :)

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 15, 2015, 7:09 PM

Mine are not too bad about their baths. I put them in the tub and have a removable shower head that I use. It is easier to get all the shampoo out with that as you are not trying to rinse with the soapy water

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 16, 2015, 11:14 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Debbi says giving me a bath is not an ordeal. I say it is. She has no right to insult my catness by calling me "docile" or "easy" and saying what a good boy I am.