November 9th 2008 6:14 pm
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So mom brought me into the house the other day. While I was on the lead she took me in the bathroom... Hmmmm.... Then she picked me up and put me in the tub!!
NOOOOOOOO!!!! You see when I was found the rescue people said I was loaded with fleas and they gave me a bath. This was very traumatic for me - I was just a pup!! Well Mom put me in the tub and I freaked!! I was clawing to get out, my eyes were super wide. Mom just calmly held me and talked to me. Once I calmed down (after a few minutes) she turned on the water sprayer - freak time again!!!! But mom was very calm and not upset, she didn't force the water on me. Instead she let it fill up the tub a bit so my paws got wet. Then she slowly worked the water onto a leg, shoulder, back and butt. Know what? It wasn't too bad. It was warm water and mom put on this coconut smelling shampoo. She said it was oatmeal/aloe and was good for my skin.
Once the shampoo was on me, mom gave me this great massage. I really calmed down a bit. Rinsing made me nervous for a minute, but since mom as so calm I settled down!!
By the end of my bath I'm happy to report that I was standing on my own, no leaning on mom, no trying to hide my head under her arm. Mom said she was so proud of how good I was doing!! When the bath was over I figured I was going to be put outside like they did when I was a pup. Nope!! Mom kept me in the house and gave me lots of Puperoni's!! How awesome!!
I guess getting a bath wasn't too bad!! After all, I got a massage and lots of treats!!
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