3 July 2014

Jimmy Chew & The Dreaded Bath


I had no idea how hilarious dogs could be until Jimmy Chew came into my life. From day one, his mischievous antics, diva tendencies and suspicion that any rustling in a drawer means he's about to get his flea treatment have kept Alex and I hugely amused for the past two and a half years. A dog's eyes can convey so much and a loving owner learns to read them like a book. They really are awesome.

But nothing makes me giggle more than bath day.

Due to the fluffiness and texture of their coat, Keeshonds only require two baths a year. This is good news for Jimmy but bad news for me for it limits my annual amusement. As it's rather a big job to bath a dog so fluffy, I pay a professional to do it which means I can stand back, watch and laugh!

Once he's in the bath (getting him in there is the most difficult bit), it's onto getting that dense coat completely soaked through


Then there's the lathering with the doggy shampoo...


Not even slightly amused


And finally, the salon-style blow dry which is the one bit he doesn't seem to mind!


The entire process, including the pre and post groom takes around two hours. If all goes well, the struggling is kept to a minimum and an acceptable number of doggy treats have been delivered, you end up with a happy dog that looks a bit like this:


It's like he just stepped out of a salon! And he smells great!

I got him to pose for a #DoggySelfie with me later on that evening. Do you get the impression he may not have quite forgiven me?


I do love my doggies. If you have any canine related blog posts, please do link me up below! 

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21 comments:

  1. Ohhh look at him! He looks so furiously undignified when he's all wet, then all happy and proud afterwards! Can't wait till we move into a dog friendly place! Awww xx
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  2. Oh, look at that face in the last picture. Flash, our pup, is a huge hater of bathtime. I wish he'd realise that rolling in fox poo/rolling in mud/trotting through stinky stagnant ponds meant he was getting one. He does love being towel dried though! (http://www.ohgoshblog.co.uk/search/label/flash%20puppy)

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    1. Aw Flash is adorable! I love the list of things Flash ate :p Cx

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  3. That is hilarious, we used to have an American Ragdoll cat (aptly named Cappuccino) and he hateeeeed having a bath / being brushed. They also always seem to know it's coming ....

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  4. I love my rescue Brody and wouldn't change him for the world, he inspired the name of my blog and keeps me smiling every single day! Lovely post :) xx

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    1. That's lovely. They put such a huge paw-print on our hearts! :) Cx

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  5. His face is just incredible! So many expressions cross his face!
    And yeah, he's definitely not forgiven you by the end...soon...
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. He does have so many expressions! That's what's so hilarious! Cx

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  6. SO CUTE!! His faces he pulls are so full of expression - amazing!!

    Rosie xx

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  7. Oh my gosh his face is so funny! Definitely one unimpressed dog there haha

    Bxx
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  8. This is absolutely brilliant. I think you're right in your suspicions that he may be holding onto the grudge a tad :)

    Sophie x

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  9. Your pups is the cutest! Makes me want one even more ;)

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  10. Ahh he's do cute and so dramatic with his expressions!!

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  11. Omg he looks so incredibly grumpy in that last photo. What a classic. Such a cutey. Had to send to Ben, he just creases over things like this!

    Katie <3

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  12. Paha I love him! I used to have a Jack Russell and everytime he came out of the bath (which he hated) he used to run up and down the stairs and round and round the house in circles. He was crazy but then so were his owners!

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  13. Such a beautiful dog and very well groomed. He looks like he very much enjoys the pampering Lucy x

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  14. He is so ridiculously photogenic!! :')

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  15. What a cutie! We've got a gangly, tiny whippet called Lyra. I know exactly what you mean about the comedy value. It's a whole new aspect I never thought of when considering a puppy! x http://englishmum.com/the-whippe-update-five-months-and-counting.html

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