Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bath Time - what's that all about?

Hi all, hope you had a great weekend. The weather here is still brilliant, the human is just hoping it lasts as she has a big family wedding to go to on Friday, we don't mind because we go to stay with her friend Jean for the day - Jean knows how to spoil us rotten!

Unfortunately we have to complain about our humans today, we don't do it often but it has to be said. Why, when we've spent an age in the fields searching out the best smell, usually foxes poo, rolled in it to really get the smell on us, do they insist on then drenching us in water and SHAMPOO to get rid of these delicious smells!
What's this all about!
To add to the humiliation, they put us in a baby bath of all things, it really is not on and we're going to have to do something about it, possibly shake before we get lifted out - we haven't decided, they occasionally use the shower instead which isn't quite so humiliating. We would like to hear how your humans torture you with water, maybe some dogs like it but we just can't understand why anyone would prefer the smell of shampoo to foxes poo - no contest in our opinion! Anyway, Dex had his own back a while ago and ran off with the sponge - they still haven't found where I hid it!
...and you're not having it back!
 Enjoy the rest of your day everyone, we'll be busy starting our Operation Bath campaign, any tips welcomed. Dexter & Louis x


Oz the Terrier said...

Why do they call it shampoo? I've never heard of an animal called Sham that poos? And the stuff sure doesn't smell like some kind of poo.
Cairn cuddles, Oz

Rubie said...

I always come out of it smelling like "Pina Colada"!! Uuurrcchh!! Face it, the humans just don't "get" our good smells..... just when you achieve acceptable smelly - they whack you in the bath! Then you have to build up your puppy smells all over again. It's tiring. I found you can't fight the bath -the humans are stronger - and they can control us with food. I get liver treats as I sit through the blow-dry - that part I like! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Peggy Frezon said...

Kelly doesn't like her baths either. The baby bath actually looks like a good idea to me (a human). You look so good after your bath!

3 doxies said...

Hoomans are incredibly weird in my opinion. They apparently has no sense of smell.
I HATE baffs and I can't stress dat enuffs. My brudder and sissy don't care fur them but they is little angels and never tries to get out but I is a different story.


Jazzi said...

Oh, I HATE the baths too. I look like a scrouncy animal and I shake to get her all yet and then when I am outta there~~of course she has to do her silly things like throw the towel over my head and say Where's JAzzi~~like she doesnt know?? PLEASE!!! I avoid them like the plaque!!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I've akhtually nevFUR had a bath - at least not since August 26, 2006 when I was GOTCHA'd -

Are they really as bad as all paw they are?

Good lukhk!

PeeEssWoo: Be khareful today - my word is STING - hope that is not an omen - then again, maybe you'll hear one of his tunes ;-)

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Bummer about your baths!!!!!!!!!! But you are both even handsomer now!!!!!


Isaac the wonder schnauzer said...

Humans have too much time on their hands, that's the problem. Let me know where you hid that sponge, Dexter. Is there room for me to square one away there too?

Oskar said...

As schnauzers we should not be sujected to such torture. We've spend eons getting our scent just right & then they go & jinx it all up with fiffy smelling shampoo!

Let me know if you find a way out of it.

Nubbin wiggles,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Holly does not like water! I take her to the vet to be groomed and let them deal with it! She's too heavy for me to pick up even if she liked a bath! Lots of love, Debbie and mom

Winnie said...

Pshaw! That's what I say to baths xxx

Mr. Pip said...

Ugh, baths! Yep, they make me take baths, too. They usually just plop me in the bathtub. No fun!!!

Your pal, Pip

Tessa the Maltese said...

Baths, well ah, I goes to the goomer once a month and gets clipped and bathed.

Then Mel gives me a bath once a month too! Mel gives me a bath in the kitchen sink! That is not right!

Can you believe I gets a bath 2 times a month? OMD!

woo woos, Tessa

Suka said...

hey Dex and Louis,

Fox poo rules! As does deer poo, coyote poo, etc. etc. :-> Now, if the humans used a shampoo that smelled similar to our favorite poos, then baths would not be as bad.

I have only had a handful of baths since being adopted: one by a groomer, one at a do-it-yourself dog bath place, and two times with the hose in the backyard. I made sure to get my human as wet as me those two times.

D & L, that baby bath has got to go. You pups can only take so much humiliation. ;->


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Baths YUCK!
I would rather smell like fox poo
Sometimes I have to get into the giant bathtub, sometimes the kitchen sink, sometimes it is a big old bucket. I am on your side,, go hide the sponge

Rebecca said...

Leloo doesn't like baths either. Her human mommy can't even say the word without her running. If they do manage to catch her, she takes a shower.
She too doesn't understand the difference between shampoo and poo!

FiveSibesMom said...

Ohhh, Dex...you are clever hiding that sponge! ;-) The FiveSibes are not fond of baths either...not unless they are the mud kind!

Schnauzer Days said...

Thank you all for your sympathies, it seems a lot of us are in the same boat, or should that be bath - ha ha! We'll let you know what ploys we come up with to avoid this humiliation, Dex & Lou x

Magic said...

Oh I don't like baths either - I have to have so many different shampoos and conditioners before a show and then all the grooming and trimming..ugh!But they say I look really lovely afterwards ..is it worth it?

Miss Kodee said...

Man don't these humans get we love our STINK? I hate the bath! I crawl under the bed the minute the shampoo bag comes out. Becky just lowers her head - she is much too sweet to even think about not doing what Mom wants.

Bailey Be Good! said...

I LOVE water! I haven't had to use soap yet, but I'll jump in anything that has water in it! Why don't you like water? ;)

Woofs & hugs,


George the Lad said...

I haven't had the pleasure of fox poo!!, mom said she was going to bath me tonight but I got away with it, see I was sneezing at 3 in the morning she says I'm covered in pollen!!
have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Lincoln said...

I love baths !! I'm not allowed in the bathroom when I'm not dirty but if I can manage to sneek in then I'll jump in the bathtub and just wait. I know, crazy.


Rocket Roxie said...

I think baths are FABULOUS!!! So refreshing!
Don't listen to her! The is like a clean freak! I HATE BATHS!!!
I am not a fan of water myself my friend! :P