KingMtnTreasures

KingMtnTreasures
USDA Licensed Breeder of African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wienie Adventures: Bath Day

I love dogs, but the one thing I don't like is that stinky doggie smell.  So, for the indoor doggies, every Saturday is bath day. I prepare the bathroom by getting out two large towels and my grooming tray which includes: Fresh-n-Clean shampoo (the best, long-lasting shampoo), ear cleaner, teeth cleaner, eye stain cleaner, brush, scissors, nail clippers, blood stop (just in case I cut too close), and Q-tips. 
After setup, I call the Wienies. They come running down the hallway until they realize we are headed into the bathroom. Their steps slow considerably.
Next I flip them on their backs to trim their nails and trip the hair between their pads. I have to cover Toby's head because he can be a bit nippy.
Both are relieved that is over. Next they go into the bathtub.
This part they like...shampoo and scrub.
I clean Dinky's tear stain on his white side. Then the dreaded teeth cleaning with lots of licking and shaking of the heads.
Now time to clean the ears. I use Q-tips to gently wipe the outer ear. Be careful not to go too deep.
Another of their favorite parts...towel drying. You can see Toby is living it up.
  
A relaxing brush down...ahhh.
Weeee...the bath is over and we're clean!



4 comments:

  1. SOOOO adorable! You have the cutest doxies! Dinky's colors are the best!

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  2. Cute. What kind of teeth cleaner you use. I take Gigi to groomer for nails trim and I only give her bath once every quarter (if I do it), because she has reaaaaaaaaally dry skin.

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  3. Cute pics. Sasha hates baths, but really doesn't put up too much of a fuss. She figures she will gripe later on her blog. heehee. Love the after bath zoomie pics. It is like yay we survived another bath. heehee.

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  4. Thanks so much Art and Sew Forth. Dinky's pattern is called double dapple. When two dapples are bred together, sometimes you get a pup with a lot of white and blue eyes. I've only seen a few of them.

    The teeth cleaner I use called VPS Dental rinse.

    Athena, my favorite part is the after bath romp. They always crap me up with their shinanigins (spelling ?).

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