Tuesday, June 19, 2007
A Bath for Jazz!!
Jazz and Dixie ran off lead in the wet grass in the park this morning and came back home quite dirty! The grass has sticky stuff on it and the dirt attaches itself to that so they were really in need of a bath this morning.
A while back we asked our friends at AO4 how to make bath time a more pleasurable experience for the girls. Dave did a very insightful post on bathtime. So we tried to follow some of his tips. I tried first to wash them on the shower room floor but neither would stand still! So it was back into the tub where I could keep them contained! Our shower has a detachable head so it easily reaches to the tub. While soaping them up I did as Dave recommended and massaged them for a bit which Jazz liked a lot, Dixie just wiggled all over the place! Anyway I got them shampooed and rinsed and they were smelling good! While still in the shower room I encouraged both girls to shake, shake and shake some more! Once into the dry room I held onto one paw as Dave's mum recommended and sure enough the girls couldnt shake in there! So we proceeded to the much loved towel dry! Both Jazz and Dixie think its the best to wrestle with the towel, dive onto and under it and roll around like mad while I'm trying to dry them. We forwent the blow dryer today as its warm enough for them to dry off naturally. I finished this routine with lots of praise and a treat which goes a long way with Beagles being the food oriented doggies that they are! Thanks Dave of AO4 for your advice.