I remember reading something a long time ago about how often you should wash your dog. The answer was just as I expected “less than you are” but the follow-up was perfect. Usually people wash their dogs, not because the dog needs it, but because they look cute when you do it. Oh so very true.
We usually give Banksy a bath every time we go to the dog park. He comes home smelling like pond and absolutely covered in dirt and sand. I like my carpets way too much to allow him to just walk the dirt off. The only other time he gets a bath is when he has an extra slobbery play time with a friend. His hair gets crunchy and I start to dry heave. Deluca on the other hand has become another story. She is so fluffy she is literally touching the ground at all times. I love it but she is like a walking mop…covered in mud. SO WE BATHE….no really…like all the time.
We started in the sink but she has now graduated to a tub in the tub. This happy little face is pretty deceiving.
Look how dirty that water and the floor are! I am a bit terrified of what she drags along in her undercarriage and brings home onto my carpet. And yes, we do use Bed Head products made for pets. Dan thinks it is the dumbest thing ever and I am starting to agree but only because they kinda suck.
Can we be done with this now?
Her coloring is really starting to change. That reddish undercoat has taken over and she just has the black tips now and those are getting rare. MAN that water and floor really are gross. Thanks Lu.
Then after a good scrubbing we have to empty out the tub in a tub and fill it back up because the water is too dirty to actually consider her clean. She loves this part. It is when she thinks she is getting out but then has to start all over again.
You can’t listen if you don’t have ears
This is not working
She is still trying to decide if she will use Shiba mind control or Corgi mind control as her defense. Obviously there is a lot of competition with the Shiba mind control in the house (Nobu is a black belt in SMC). She would do really well with Corgi mind control but the Shibas not barking has really crippled her “stare at you and bark until you do what I want” mode. Fear not her big head and stumpy leg mode works quite well.
Banksy always comes to check on Lu but keeps a good distance. He knows what happens after the dog park and will usually do his best to run into his crate and act like he is far too tired for a bath when we get home. He has already had his bath at this point so he is fairly sure the torture is over for him but who can pass up on watching their sister get tortured next?
Seriously guys, you are being immature bath time is over.
She also hates being dried in the towel. She will happily stay in the towel creating a fluffy corgi oven that could fry an egg, but the second you give her a little towel rub she begins to boil. I wont lie…it sounds adorable.
Then she is fluffy and dry and clean and smells like a stripper wearing mango body splash (thanks PetHead). Everything is right in the world…and she has to pee. Then we start the process all over again. I can’t wait to see our water bill.