The Dreaded Bath

Ugh, guess what happened to me today. I think you can imagine. I was still just a little sandy from the beach, and Liz said I had to have a bath!

This made me very sad. Usually, when I hear those words, I slump down on the ground, hoping she won’t notice I am there. Or, I try to run away without her noticing. Neither of these techniques have been successful…yet.

I have my bath in the kitchen sink. Liz finally realized this was easier than the bathtub because it is just my size and it has a spray thing. This makes it easier for her to wash me without getting my head too wet. I think I told you how much I hate that!! She does disinfect the sink after, FYI.

If you have not yet had the pleasure of meeting me, you will not know that I am kind of known for my thick and silky coat. It has even been described as “mink-like”. I actually have no idea how it feels, it’s just that everyone tells me that. I’m sure it’s partly down to my good genes, but I do have a few secrets to share with you, since Liz says she thinks it’s down to my food and also my grooming regimen.

I get a bath once a week or every two weeks. Liz says I’m really stinky if not. Also, it seems to help with allergies (hers and mine) if I get bathed this often.

First, I get all wet.

Then Liz applies the shampoo and works it into a super lather. Usually she gives me a massage while this is happening; I like that part a lot.

This is the shampoo she uses:

It is called Pet Silk Oatmeal Shampoo. The oatmeal is very soothing to my skin especially if I have been feeling itchy.

After that, I get rinsed off, and then Liz massages in my conditioner, Pet Silk Oatmeal Conditioner:

The conditioner must sit for 10 minutes. So, while it is taking effect, Liz uses a washcloth to clean my face wrinkles and ears, and if she’s feeling ambitious she might brush my teeth with my favorite chicken flavor toothpaste, or do a few things around the kitchen.

Here I am just waiting:

Then comes the final rinse, and the towel-dry.

Then Liz applies a small amount of Pet Silk finishing gloss:

Obviously I could care less, but Liz swears this smells sooo good. In fact, it smells exactly like the BioSilk Liz’s sister puts in her hair! They even suspect it is actually BioSilk.

Then, I get my treats:

Usually, one of each of the three kinds I have. Liz always tries to test me to see which one I like the best, by putting them all in a row, but I never really eat them in the same order.

You can get the Pet Silk products here. Liz wants you to know she is not affiliated with this site or company in any way. She just absolutely loves their products! And it may be a little more than you usually spend on your doggy shampoo, but these same bottles have lasted us over 2 years. So…it’s not really that much at all, for fur that feels and smells divine!

Now I must go run around the house like a crazy dog, because baths make me hyper! Then I go to sleep in my bed, which has been freshly washed, and Liz pets and smells me a lot.

Next time, I will tell you about the food that I eat. It is so yummy, you will want to eat it too!

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  1. 4urpets says:

    Henri, I think you take your baths very well. When Jonesy see that it’s bath time (he know because I always ask him if he wants a bath), he runs and hides. I don’t know why I always ask the dogs if they want a bath. I always know the answer is, “No!” 🙂

    Ummmm….snifffff….you do smell good, and you look very handsome too.

  2. pugnotes says:

    Hi Henri!
    Your post just made our night. Both Emmitt and my husband, Fred, came over to see why I was squeaking. Then when Fred saw your pictures, and he understood. 🙂
    You are such a good boy to let mom condition you while you wait patiently in the sink.
    We think you are the coolest!
    m & e, oh and fred too!

  3. JJSESQ says:

    Henri you must be exhausted and famished after such an exacting beauty regimen – but it seems a small price to pay. Some people in NYC pay big bucks for an individual spa treatment of that kind. It is likely well worth it – as it seems that you are quite popular with the ladies. If it gets them more enthusiastic about rubbing your belly, scratching behind your ears, allowing you to snuggle in their beds and prone to cooing over how adorable you are and how good you smell – I might pick up some of that shampoo for myself.

    A great post. Great photos.


  4. goodbear says:

    great picture in the sink. poor little dog! naturally he should get his pick of cookies afterwards….

  5. Awww you look so sweet in the sink, you also look like you are being a very good doggy and sitting still, we would be trying very hard to escape the sink! hehe! Mummy said the shampoo and conditioner looks good and will have a look!

    Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

  6. Nevis says:

    Aww! So cute! I recently took pictures of my pugs while bathing them. Adorable! You can probally scroll back through some older posts and see it. Too funny! And eerily similar except my pugs thought it was funny to try and escape and run around wet…shaking and snorting…

  7. TheAgedCat says:

    I think the sadface photo speaks volumes. The whole sequence is great. Love the toothbrushing pic! What a patient dog Henri is! A sweetie!

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