KoKo’s Bath at Barks in the Park
I found an informative article on the Underwater Dogs Blog today.
As you know from my earlier blogs, I don’t like having a bath. But with my adventurous nature and love of duck poo perfume from Subiaco Common, I’ve learned to just give in to the event, and not run away like I did when I was little.
These are a few of the clever hints that Underwater Dog Blogger Baccarat suggested I give to my Mum.
- A Non-Slip Mat helps me more secure in the bath
- If you mix some shampoo with water in a squishy bottle then it is easy to distribute evenly and means Mum does not have to keep getting more shampoo from the bottle.
- I know you try not to get water in my ears Mum but Baccarat says you could put some cotton wool balls in to help keep them drier. This sounds a good idea to me.
- When you clean my dirty paws, ears and bottom you might need to use shampoo straight from the bottle. The lovely Underwater Dogs shampoo takes all the smell away.
- Mum, please don’t forget to use warm water and to start at my tail end before doing my sensitive face.
- Of course you must not forget to rinse the shampoo thoroughly.
- Always have a good supply of treats please, then I’ll be very good and won’t throw too much water over you.
- Don’t forget to allow plenty of time for the massage. Mmmmm, I just melt inside when you do those deep strokes down my back. Thank you Mum.
- I prefer it when you dry me with an absorbent towel as the hairdryer is a bit noisy.
- I might not like the process but I know you love how clean and shiny I look afterwards
Love from KoKo
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MUM! I asked you NOT to put these photos of me on my blog. I look spaced out and positively nasty!
- KoKo June 2014
Look what “Barks in the Park Grooming” did to my “so cute” face!!
And here are some other records of the trauma you put me through Mum.
I’m starting to wonder what is going on
Then I’m showered with water
And soaped all over
Oh, the towel rub is nice
Can I go home now please?
Bother, it looks like the answer is no
This hair drying is starting to feel nice
My own “spin dry” cycle
Then I’m clean and fluffy again –
Thank you Barks in the Park Groomers!
In the hot months of summer our daily routine is: Go for a walk, run, chase the ball, play with friends, swim at the beach, bath, dry, cuddle…. WHOOPS! Did I hear that word BATH??? Bye, I am out of here …! I don’t like being wet.
You can see from the photos that this time I did not get away. It is not all bad news though. After the bath there is the lovely towel rub massage. Then I am clean and fluffy again.
Every few months I need a professional haircut session and toe nail trim at the Wembley Vet Clinic. I shake in fear when I arrive as I remember that big bath and noisy hairdryer. Afterwards though when mum comes back to collect me I feel fresh and handsome again.
You may have noticed that sometimes I am white and other times I have apricot streaks. I have expensive tastes. It costs mum quite a lot to have Faye the Subiaco hairdresser put the streaks of colour into my white coat. I also need to visit Belinda at Bella Hart Beauty Shop in Rokeby Road if I have a special occasion to attend. Belinda paints my nails. You may think I am of vain and frivolous but I have a kind heart and gentle ways.
Ha! Ha! I tricked you! I am a boy dog. I don’t wear makeup. I only wear my blue collar and my blue hoody if it is frosty in winter. My hair just changes colour naturally in winter and spring.