Saturday, June 12, 2010

Splish Splash!

Yesterday, I was talking to my friend E, who is now taking care of Rosie, and she mentioned that Rosie had been scratching her skin a lot lately, but there was no sign of fleas.  I told E that Dexter has dry skin, and I hear it is common in doxies, so I bought him special shampoo, as well as an oil for his food that the vet gave me.  I then offered to let Rosie try the shampoo if E wanted to bring her over for some pampering.

E and Rosie walked to our house yesterday, and Rosie got some major spa treatment!  From the minute I put her in my sink, and started wetting her down, she was in heaven.  Have you ever seen a dog smile so big?

She just knew we were going to make her gorgeous!  Dexter was a little upset however, because he wanted to know what we were doing to his lady.  He hopped all over the kitchen the entire time.

To make sure she was really clean, and help get rid of some of that winter coat that was shedding, we washed her twice, and used a special doggie scrub brush that you can use on wet or dry fur.  She was in heaven, and did not even complain when we had to get her face wet!  We then went on to rinse her real good, and I showed E how to do the squeak test to make sure all the shampoo was rinsed out (you rubbed their fur, and it literally squeaks when rinsed properly).

Then we dried Miss Rose off with a big fluffy towel, before transporting her to the living room for cuddles and more drying.

Once she was all dry, we checked out her ears, which were nice and clean, and tried to trim her nails, but she was a little skittish.  We will have to work up to that I think.  But all in all she was so good, that I gave her a nice organic healthy doggie treat (E has her on a weight reduction plan).

Finally, the two pups were reunited, and spent the next two hours playing.

Rosie went home tired, clean, and very happy.

Hugs and kisses Miss Rose!


A MilShelb Mom said...

Awww! So cute! She looks soooo happy! :)

Milly and Shelby HATE to have their nails clipped and I don't do it as often as I should because it turns into a fight. Somehow... even though they are little... they always end up winning. They wiggle their way right out of my arms! lol

Hopefully the shampoo helps Rosie. I know Milly starts itching this time of year... think she's allergic to something in the yard. Maybe even grass. I am not sure.

Maggie Mae said...

I hates to get my nails trimmed too. Dad and mom sometimes have to "tag team" me. I hopes that the bath helps Rosie to feel betters and her itchies will be all gone.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Teacher's Pets said...

Rosie's smile is priceless! What a cute little dog she is!
Love your blog and I am now a follower! I found your blog via the Tuesday Tag-Along and I'm so glad I found you!

Anonymous said...

I can't stand clipping my jack russell's toenails. Some of them are black because of his spots, and I can't see where the quick is. Stress! I love daschunds! Very cute pics.

Pibble said...

It must be nice to have a dog small enough to bathe in the sink! I'll never know... :)