I took advantage of the hot temps and gave everyone a bath on the deck yesterday. It's always such a task to lift all four into the bath tub, and Zeus is so unsteady on his feet these days that I know it would be too much on him. So, despite how stinky the Lapdogs have been, I opted to wait for a warm day so we could
Teutul was the first
Since Sophie kept trying to escape into the house while I was washing her hound brother, she earned the second spot.
My Happy Old Man, Zeus was third in the bath line.
Lola rounded out the pack, and not only got a nice shampoo, but an extra conditioner to help with her dry skin.
As soon as the hose started, Tut kept trying to push the bench I was using to block the door, and even tried to teach Sophie how to help him do so. (Sure, I could have just closed the door, but what challenge lies in that?) Little stinkers... but thankfully, they don't stink anymore!
As I finished bathing each dog, I stuck them on the other side of the deck and shut the gate. When I showed Zeus to the "drying room," Tut was so miffed that he wouldn't even look at me! He laid down facing the house (which means his rear end was facing Mama) and wouldn't even turn his head. Was my baby peed-off or just embarrassed? I'm not sure, but after everyone was smelling fresh, I decided they had earned the right to enjoy some gooey, stinky bones that I'd be saving for outside-only treats. If you follow us on Instagram, there's a video clip.
I wish I had gotten some more photos, but bath day was a one-woman show.