Pets need spring cleaning, too.

Our dogs spent the day at the groomer's. Every time I went outside today and didn't see them I would wonder where they were; then I would remember! Who says that only senior citizens have "senior moments"? :)

Dewey received a nice medicated shampoo bath and had his ears cleaned. Wrinkle care is important for English Bulldogs. Dirt and moisture can build up in those cute wrinkles and lead to a nasty infection. Dewey joined our family almost 4 months ago, and thankfully he hasn't had any skin problems yet. We'll see how he does this summer when it gets really hot. I have a feeling he'll be spending afternoons sprawled out on the family room floor enjoying the air conditioning. In case you're wondering why we don't bathe him ourselves, just remember that he weighs close to 100 pounds and has feet the size of a small cow. Enough said.


Buddy, our mini schnauzer, fares best with a puppy cut. He spends so much time romping in the woods with the kids that it just doesn't make since for him to have a traditional schnauzer cut. He looks so skinny right after a haircut.

When Dewey and Buddy came home this evening the kids ran to them like they hadn't seen them in weeks. It had been, in fact, only six hours. Even a short absence makes the heart grow fonder. Those good-smellin' dogs were smothered with hugs.

Grooming the dogs does cut into our budget a bit, but I think if you're going to have pets then you should take good care of them! Dewey and Buddy are looking and feeling great tonight, but I'm sure that as soon as they head out to play in the morning they'll be looking green again from all of the pollen. So much for that spring cleaning. :)

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Thursday, March 27, 2008
Pets need spring cleaning, too.
Our dogs spent the day at the groomer's. Every time I went outside today and didn't see them I would wonder where they were; then I would remember! Who says that only senior citizens have "senior moments"? :)

Dewey received a nice medicated shampoo bath and had his ears cleaned. Wrinkle care is important for English Bulldogs. Dirt and moisture can build up in those cute wrinkles and lead to a nasty infection. Dewey joined our family almost 4 months ago, and thankfully he hasn't had any skin problems yet. We'll see how he does this summer when it gets really hot. I have a feeling he'll be spending afternoons sprawled out on the family room floor enjoying the air conditioning. In case you're wondering why we don't bathe him ourselves, just remember that he weighs close to 100 pounds and has feet the size of a small cow. Enough said.


Buddy, our mini schnauzer, fares best with a puppy cut. He spends so much time romping in the woods with the kids that it just doesn't make since for him to have a traditional schnauzer cut. He looks so skinny right after a haircut.

When Dewey and Buddy came home this evening the kids ran to them like they hadn't seen them in weeks. It had been, in fact, only six hours. Even a short absence makes the heart grow fonder. Those good-smellin' dogs were smothered with hugs.

Grooming the dogs does cut into our budget a bit, but I think if you're going to have pets then you should take good care of them! Dewey and Buddy are looking and feeling great tonight, but I'm sure that as soon as they head out to play in the morning they'll be looking green again from all of the pollen. So much for that spring cleaning. :)

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10 Comments:
Blogger Karen said...
Yep, if only more people were more responsible with their animals. It doesn't end with their purchase.
Yours look so cute!
The pollen is taking a toll here, too. ;o)

Blogger Nancy M. said...
They look so nice all fresh and clean!

Blogger Cherish the Home said...
Squeaky clean!! What cuties they are.

Many Blessings,
CTH

Blogger Mrs. Mordecai said...
Your dogs look very cute!

Blogger Missy said...
they both look very handsome :) dewey is so cute with all his wrinkles. my daughter and I went to the mall to buy a few b-day gifts for my dd. my favorite thing to do is look at all the puppies at the pet store. well, we saw the cutest bull dog puppy. he was snuggled in his little bed. i looked at the price (just curious) he was $4500 dollars! can you believe that? that's a used car :)

Have a blessed weekend!
Missy

Blogger Mommy said...
I remember dog grooming days when I was a kid. My mom would try and pull my leg, by telling me to go take the dog out to see if I remembered she was at the groomers. Sometimes I would fall for it.

But Dad fell for it almost everytime, lol!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Missy,
Even though pet stores really seem to overcharge for their pets, both English and American Bulldogs are very expensive in our area. The university's mascot is the Bulldog, so they're very popular around here. We never would have been able to afford a Bulldog; Dewey was given to us by a doggie-phoster family.

These are so sweet....just gotta love a squeaky clean dog....
Deby

Blogger Trixie said...
Good Morning!

My what cute "little" guys you have. I can't believe Dewey weighs so much-- he doesn't look that big in the photo, must be really compact.

We have a beagle that does his best at trying to eat his way to 100 pounds. LOL

fortunately his is a bathtub, scrub and air dry type of dog --- thank goodness! As he has a tendancy to find all kinds of things to roll in.

Take Care,

Trixie

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Trixie,
I never can really capture Dewey's size in a picture. He's a hunk of burnin' love. :)

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