Hey Ashley--you want to go for a ride? Ashley tries avoidance tactics. Puppies are tricked into not realizing their mommy is going somewhere without them. Ashley loves trips but hates going. She has a fear. Quickly while the puppies are occupied she is hefted into the front seat of the truck and we drive off.
|Just going for a little drive Ash, don't look so worried.|
|Taking the scenic route|
|I knew you were up to no good! Dogwash Hogwash...|
First a quick rinse, soap (I took my own Dawn dish soap, not being sure what sort of soap is really in those machines), more water, a good scrubbing, then a long rinse. The negatives were the water pressure was very low so it took awhile to rinse and the machine doesn't shut off so you are 'losing time' when you are scrubbing and soaping. The positives far outweigh the negatives though! The place also features a vacuum which I used to remove any loose hair before the bath, and a really nice blow dryer, that I used when we were done to dry her off. I love that thing! It loosened the dead hair and dried her in nothing flat. Since we were still the only ones there, I left her in the tub and brushed a bunch of dead hair out --taking care to pile it in the corner to throw in the trashcan instead of sending it down the drain. Ashley was not impressed with the whole ordeal, but she was remarkably calm and seemed okay with it. She does hate baths on general principles and will run and hide when she sees the rubber gloves and buckets being set out.
|If looks could kill...she'd be driving herself home.|
|Thoroughly clean and mostly dry!|
|Fluffy and dry, but adding a good shake to make sure.|
|A new adventure--and it doesn't include water!|
|A little tried after the Dogwash and Tractor Supply!|
|Ashley checking out the trail|
|Lovely (and Clean!) Ashley|
The rest of the ride home was uneventful with Ashley making sure there were no more hidden hamburgers then settling in for a nap.
|This lovely little green grotto was along the spring trail.|
|Ashley senses we are almost home and sits up and takes notice|
|Getting mobbed by the (giant) puppies|
It was a fun day---even if someone did have to endure a bath!