Tuesday, April 20, 2010


It was time to give our Sandy a good scrub after a winter-long of staying natural and smelling like a dog... it is a back-breaking job and I usually end up smelling like the dog myself especially when he shakes on me during the wash. His first (which was also his last) visit last year to the groomer's was not a good one for him. He came home with a limp and progressively got worse. Our vet believes he was handled roughly by the groomers. I don't think it was done on purpose; we as pet owners usually know how much rough handling or playing our pets can take. Besides, our 'Gramps' Sandy will be 13 end of May and is no longer as agile as a young pup - maybe the groomer plain forgot about that.

My daughter took these photos during his wash in the tub last week, he still looks like a puppy, doesn't he?

Sandy peeking under the shower curtain; I had drawn the curtain for him to have a good shake. I guess he didn't quite like to be 'shut' in.
Under all the thick coat is really a skinny fella in disguise.

The handsome Gramps, nice and dry!


Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Dora, Took your class last year at Bead and Button - loved it! But, that's not why I am writing. It's about Gramps...we have a Grandma (looks just like him). We found a great shampoo mix for them recommended by a breeder. Equal parts clear anti-bacterial hand soap and white vinegar part. Mix in a bottle and shake well. Works like a dream - helps with the "itchies" and rinses like a dream. Works on the winter doggie smell too!

Dora Schubert said...

Hello Sharon! Thank you for your most delightful tip!! I will try that shampoo for his next wash - it's not gonna be too far away...uh-oh...Hope to see you at Bead & Button this year!