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Dog day afternoon

Today it was overcast, but it was time to bathe the beasts.

Bailey, the Lab-Weimeraner mix, she was pretty fragrant. Anyone that owns a Lab knows those natural skin oils just function all year long, so if they are house pets, they need a regular bath. Plus she sheds like all get-out, which is why we have a Dyson vacuum.

Tonka, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is very fastidious, he doesn’t like to get wet or dirty. They don’t shed a lot, and rarely need bathing if they are housepets. I think I bathed my last Ridgeback Red maybe once a year; Tonka will probably need 2-3 a year.

Chloe, the Bichon Frise (up in the first pic of Tonka) hates getting a bath, but she’s the dirtiest one of the lot. She adores being in the backyard and gets into everything. She watched the others get soaped up with peppermint Dr. Bronner’s shampoo, but she got her turn in the bathtub after we finished off Tonka and Bailey.

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