Thursday, January 24, 2008

What's happening today?

I brought Jada to the vet for her annual shots this morning and then I tried out a do-it-yourself dog wash at our local pet store/daycare.

It was awesome!

When I wash her at home it takes forever just to wet her down to the skin, because my hand-held shower head is a water saver and so has very little pressure. Then there's the bending over, the shampooing, the rinsing, the conditioning and the rinsing. Don't forget several large shakes to rid herself of all that water. Which is then deposited all over me as well as the entire bathroom. The next step in this ritual is a crazed race through the entire yard, where she will rub herself on every bush and plant to dry herself. Sometimes she'll come in dirtier than she was before the bath! I don't let her outside after a bath until she's dry now.(I do learn from my mistakes... although I'm a little slow sometimes. :) )

By the time I'm finished an hour has passed, I need a shower and the bathroom needs to be scrubbed down. That takes at least another hour.

She was in and out of the tub at Tailz in 15 minutes!

That was the best $15 I've ever spent! The only thing wet on me was the bottom of my long sleeves. ( Next time I'll wear a t-shirt.)

And I will do it again... Even if someone feels compelled to comment on the cost!


Brenda Kula said...

I am not so brave. I occasionally bathe my Yorkies. But usually I just take them into the groomer every other week for a bath, haircut and nail trimming. They may be small, but they too can shake a lot of water my way!
Brenda Kula

Anonymous said...

Jada's size and double coat make it incrediably expensive to bring her to a groomer. We did bring her to a daycare/groomer when she was smalland she loved it, but her last grooming session at a year old was very unpleasant. I got there a little early and watched while they were finishing up. They were going at it with the brush waaaay to vigourously and she refused to step foot in there after that,sooo... I had to learn how to do it myself! The things we do for our loved ones!

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