Bathtime for Puggies
Gave my fat little puggie, Napoleon, his weekly bath. First – we started off with trimming his nails, which grow extraordinary fast. He is usually surprisingly well behaved during this process. I mean, he doesn’t love it or anything, but he usually submits and lets me do it. I have done it three times now and have only cut him “to the quick” once and he bleed a little bit but he was a brave boy and didn’t whine or fuss at all. I was very proud of him.
Then I put a small towel in the kitchen sink and filled it up part of the way with warm water. I soaped him up with puppy shampoo that smells like baby powder and then I used some of my (human) Pantene conditioner on him because I was too cheap to buy him dog-conditioner. I’ll eventually break down and buy some, but buying the puppy and then all the various accoutremonts that went along with purchasing a puppy was like $300. So well, I’m trying to cut a corners a little bit if possible. And isn’t human conditioner pretty much the same thing as dog conditioner? Anyways, I lathered him up and then rinsed him off. He’s grown to where he rather enjoys the warm water and he splashes around in it.
After the shower came the DREADED blow dryer. He is quite afraid of it and whines and whimpers and trys to run away from it. I had to have Terry hold him down so that I could blow dry him properly. I felt kinda bad about it, but it had to be done. I didn’t want a sopping wet pug prancing around the house!
Then afterwards we watched some Food Network (Tyler’s Ultimate) and chilled out on the couch, the incident with the blow dryer quickly forgotten when presented with a treat for good behavior and being able to sit on his father’s chest and have his picture taken. Such a good boy!