Monday, June 4, 2012

Baby Got Bath

Oreo had some new experiences this weekend. On Saturday we gave him his first bath with us. We are pretty sure that he had a bath with the folks who owned him for a few days, but this was the first time we bathed him. By "we" I really mean Amanda and Lily. He did well in the tub, though he was not happy about the experience. As with most small dogs, it was funny to see how small he looked when he got wet. He's got some pretty fluffy fur and he was about 1/3 smaller when wet.

Yesterday we took it one step further by giving him his first haircut. Amanda got a grooming kit off of Amazon and we tried it out. His fur is definitely a lot shorter now, but if anything he is even softer than he was. He was not wild about the process, but he didn't snap at her or anything. It was a two-man job with me holding him and Amanda doing the clipping. I think we paid around $40 for the kit and I'm pretty sure that we are already close to breaking even with it. The good news is that dogs don't get hung up about mirrors, so we don't have to worry about him looking funny.