Friday, July 22, 2011
For once we all actually enjoyed the icy hose water!
Giving Tex a bath is always a major event. Usually he's not terribly cooperative and I sort of end up being dragged all over the driveway while the husband and daughter soap him, then hose him off. I can't really blame him but ya gotta wash that dog stink off sometimes. Plus he's a double coated dog and anything that helps get some of that fur out before it ends up on the floors is a good thing! We've never tried to give him a bath in a bathtub. I can't imagine any scenario where that would go well.
Too bad they don't have a "dog wash" like a car wash. You could build a big metal building with a conveyor belt. You put a harness on the dog, then leash him to a bar on the conveyor belt, then just let him move along the conveyor belt as machines gently spray the dog with water, then shampoo, then rinse, then a nice quick blow dry. You could even pay extra like at the car wash for maybe a shot of conditioner, or shine spray for a glossy coat. :-) Instead of the option to purchase air fresheners in different scents, maybe for a fee you could have your dog spritzed at the end with a scent of your choice...maybe cedar, pine, roses or beach scents to choose from?
We've never taken him to a groomer. I don't even know what it would cost.
Anyway, as always, by the end of the bath, everyone is soaking wet and covered with wet fur. A load of fun I tell ya. Actually, our daughter wore her swimsuit for the event - that was good thinking! Anyway, a little toweling off to get off more loose dog hairs and voila! May I present a fluffly, clean and sweet smelling Mr. Texdog!
Do you take your dog to a groomer? What does that cost, if you don't mind me asking? Or do you give your dogs a bath at home? Can you manage it in the bathtub, or is it outside with a hose too?
Posted by none other than Carole K at 10:44 AM