Beach Bath and Beyond

Eko and Penny love the beach, which is great. Based on how much sand they bring home with them, the beach loves them right back. Which is not so great.18.1

Rain or shine (or unannounced mini-blizzard) these two love their beach time

In related news, a wizard put a hex on my apartment which causes my bathtub to shrink a little bit each day. Well, either that, or maybe it’s just that Penny is growing. In any event, the tub is increasingly cramped when I try to bathe the pups together. To give my back a break I decided to clean the pups up at Soggy Paws, a local self-wash spot.

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When we were on the road I used to bathe Eko at self-wash places all the time. They make bath time easier for all species

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I said easier, not enjoyable. Eko still thought about making a break for it when it was his turn

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With Eko at my level it was so much easier to wash him. Having a hand spray nozzle was also clutch. …hey, who’s that back there?

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No, the authorities did not apprehend Penny. This is actually a really cool drying station for pups who don’t like the blow dryer. Circulating warm air dries your pup right up

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This little babushka has been around the block, so all he needed was a couple towels and a quick go-over with the blow dryer

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I couldn’t stop laughing when it was time to go. Penny, who had been understandably hesitant to go into the dryer, was reluctant to leave her warm enclave

We had a great experience at Soggy Paws, but unfortunately it’s not feasible for the pups to get this deluxe spa experience for every bath. While we can’t always go to the spa, I’m hoping to figure out a way to bring of the spa home to us. Has anyone ever bought an aftermarket shower attachment hose? I think having the hand held spray would be a big benefit at home, so any recommendations would be great.

If you have any other big dog bath time tips or tricks be sure to let me know!

49 Comments

Oh how I envy that right now! The Puffs went to the groomer today and I need to bathe Mazie tomorrow. No groomer for my big girl because it is too stressful. I have to do the old fashion cup and faucet with me in the tub since she is afraid. Residual issues from her earlier abuse prior to me having her.

We have always had handheld shower heads primarily because I am short and it makes rinsing my hair easier but it is also great for giving the pups a bath. Shower Massage makes a good one, but there are lots on the market and we have always gotten them at Home Depot.

$15 bucks a pop, which is why spa visits are for special occasions only! I can undoubtedly give them a much better bath in much less time there, but it is cost prohibitive for regular visits.

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