Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bath time

Ken filled a plastic storage bin with warm water and dog shampoo and set Tasha down into it. This was inside the old shower in the utility room. She stayed calm and let Ken give her a good washing. Then he lifted her out of the water, emptied the basin, and rinsed her off. She was a very good dog.

Although she doesn't look very happy, she was actually quite calm and didn't try to jump out of the tub.

After a brief towel-off, we let Tasha outside to run around and dry. We picked Tuesday because it was predicted to be the hottest day, and we weren't disappointed. I threw one of her balls around for her to chase and it wasn't long before she was essentially dry.

Drying off outside.

This morning we take Tasha to the vet for her stérilisation, as they call it. She'll be quite groggy for a while when she comes home later today. Walks outside the yard will have to wait for a few days, until her scar heals.

13 comments:

  1. Oh, she is a beautiful dog. That expression, in the first picture, is priceless! Made me laugh out loud.

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  2. What a Good Girl! She looks as if she has had her hair 'gelled' ready for a night out rather than a trip to the Vets. Best wishes to her for quick and pain free healing.

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  3. Your bathtime was easier by the look of things than mine!

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  4. Oh, she is still small, isn't she!
    By now, since it's afternoon, all is done, and she must be home. Good girl, Tasha!
    Judy

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  5. You got away without her shaking water all over you? Impressive.

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  6. she looks so much skinnier with wet fur

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  7. She's more hair than dog! Hope it all went well.

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  8. Much better than when our neighbors decided to wash their part-feral cat - there was a trip to the ER after that!

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  9. I hope it all went smoothly and that she heals quickly and comfortably. She is cute, wet or dry!

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  10. tasha looks so different damp! hope her "snip-snip" went well.

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  11. When I had a dog spayed years ago, she came home and started her usual run up the stairs About halfway up you could see it hit. "Ouch!!!"
    If she'd been a person, she'd have doubled over. But that was the only outward sign, and she was fine after about 24 hours. Hope Tasha's went smoothly.
    That's a lovely rose picture, by the way.

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  12. Thanks to all for the well-wishes! Everything went well, as will be described on Thursday's post. She's happy to be home in familiar surroundings with familiar rituals.

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  13. I keep saying it, I'm in love. That first shot says, "Pictures in the tub, Dad!?! Really?!?"

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