Fluffy and sweet smelling

Well, she is now!
Anyone who owns a dog, especially an un-neutered bitch at ‘that time’, knows how whiffy they can get. We decided against having Maggie spayed as we wanted her to have puppies, but couldn’t find a nice Daddy when she was younger.
We have never had a problem with her being in season and kept her away from dogs when she was as we considered it unfair to them, so we left things as they were.
Although I’m not sure whether she’s having a mini season now at her age, whiffy was too genteel a word for her…… she honked!

Picture Feb 2014

In the past, we have secreted her down to the showers after 7pm for the deed, but today it was an outside bucket job.
Hubby filled it with warm water lathered with doggy shampoo and began. She was not impressed, trying to escape the froth and wet stuff.

There is an outside tap here, so the rinse was cold and sprinkly.
Again she was not thrilled, but once the towelling bit started, she thought, well maybe it’s not so bad afterall.
The towel we used was new, and as much use as a chocolate teapot in drying her.
It absorbed the water but not well enough to actually dry her, so we had to resort to a couple of hand towels as well.
MSM had a hair dryer, but it wasn’t as powerful as ours which is with my saucepan lid and cooking tongs in storage,  so we did the best we could before bringing her back indoors.
At least it’s warm in the conservatory and it didn’t take long for her to dry, the result being one very fluffy bottomed animal with a wavy black coat and floral aroma.

We did a quick wash of towels and took them down to the dryer on the marina, so they are fluffy and sweet-smelling too!

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to Fluffy and sweet smelling

  1. scifihammy says:

    Tho LM was spayed at the rescue centre as a youngster, there are still times when she smells a bit ‘strong’ and needs a bath. She dries quickly here, but I have to watch her so she doesn’t roll around in all the dust while she’s still wet, creating mud! 🙂
    And like you say, Maggie might not have enjoyed her bath so much, but she will be much more huggable now! 🙂

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