The hounds were long overdue for their quarterly baths. Last weekend the weather was warm, so it was the perfect time to hose them down and wash them clean. What mom doesn’t want to capture cute pictures of their kids at bath time?
My intention was to take some cute “naked” pics of the pups but being the one bathing and trying to take pictures proved to be a challenge and what I ended up with was an unexpected surprise of their reflections while they did the post bath shake.
First up for his Johnson and Johnson’s baby shampoo bath was Cueball. I gave up on buying expensive dog shampoo years ago when I discovered baby shampoo works great and if it is gentle enough for a baby, I figure it is good enough for my hounds and it makes them smell great.
Inside after being towel dried. He looks so pleased with me, doesn’t he. Ha…ha….
Next up is the Queen herself. She likes to rub herself on anything after a bath. I think this picture is really sweet. 🙂
She may be admiring her beautiful self in this one. Don’t hate me because I am beautiful she says.
Shake, shake, shake…..
She looks like a whippet to me in this one.
Pippi gets really wild after a bath, but I had the deck gate closed this time, so she did not get a chance to go buck wild running and rubbing her self in the grass/dirt.
She shows her wild side here. She wants to play with me. She did end up jumping up and down and putting her paws on my chest wanting me to play.
Mom, why do we have to get a bath? I wasn’t dirty. Did you forget that I am a greyhound and do not have that normal “dog” odor?
No Pippi, mommy did not forget, but you must have been smelling pretty rank for Katie-Beth, our niece, to let me know on vacation that our dogs stink. =) She suggested we give you all a bath.
Once inside she romped around in the living room and settled on a spot on the couch ready to prance at any moment. Oh and she rearranged the blankets on the couch for me too.
Lastly it was Booyah’s turn. He cooperates beautifully at bath time. The others I have to chase around the deck with the hose. Booyah just patiently stands beside me while I wet, lather, rub him down and rinse.
I love the way the sun gleams on a black greyhound. Beautiful shine.
Back inside Booyah takes a nap.
All clean for the summer months. Next bath will be after our vacation to Beach Bound Hounds. Hopefully the weather will still be nice enough to bathe them outside. It is so much easier than lifting them into the tub. 🙂