Saturday, 26 April 2014

The Sibe-Vibe, Wet Husky!


Hiya everyone!

Welcome to another edition of the Sibe - Vibe!

We are joining Ruckus the Eskie for his Sepia Saturday hop!
Visit the other blogs listed below this post to see their PAWsome sepia photo's, and/or link up your own blogs!




We are almost at the end of our fun #atozchallenge. It has been a fun month of April having to come up with a different word for each letter of the alphabet! Today is letter "W"
"W" is for Wet husky!


Husky fun fact of the week :

Bathing a husky is MESSY!
Not really an unknown fact, i'm sure. But it works PAWfectly with this post!

Also, bathing your husky helps speed up the blowout process. . . .



I decided to give my huskies a bath the other day.
Our outdoor water is not in working condition, so I had to resort to using the tub.
This was not an easy task!
I'm not sure how many of you out there have dogs with a double coat of thick thick fur, but for people who do, i'm sure you can understand!

My huskies are going through a blowout right now, so I thought . . . time for a bath, and it should make a great post for my blog also.

Koda was first. This is the first time I have bathed him. Since we have only had him a few months now. ( For those of you who don't know, huskies do not need to be bathed as often as other dogs)
I'm not sure he had ever seen a tub before. He did pretty good considering.
At first he was pretty scared. He wasn't sure what was going on. After the fist few minutes he started to relax and enjoy the water. Although I have to say, he looked HILARIOUS all wet!

 He was so tiny and his tail looked like it should belong to a cat!


As you can see from the look in his eyes. He was not to happy to meet Mr. Blow dryer!

Next up was Mika . . .
Mika HATES the bathtub! She is terrified of it! She cries for the whole duration of the bath!
Our bathroom is upstairs and she refused to walk up there, she knew!
After some coaxing, I got her up, at this point she refused to get into the tub!
She did everything she could to hang onto the side of the tub as I tried my best to lift her in.
It was actually quite comical. BUT I got her in!


To the left, we have a sepia version of Mika, refusing to get into the bathtub!
Of course I color popped her collar to look pretty in pink!



To the right, you will see an original photo of Mika . . . refusing to get in the bath tub! This is when she really started to whine!

Poor girl. I eventually had to literally lift her up into the tub, which she then cried very loudly every second for the whole duration of her bath.

Last but not least, it was time for Lexus to have her bath.
Lexus was definitely the easiest out of all three huskies.
She is the smallest which helps a lot, and she literally decided to lay down on the job! I was scratching the shampoo into her fur and it felt so good she started to lean into me, and eventually just fell down, and decided to stay down for the rest of her bath.


I was able to get more photo's of Lexus in her bath because she did not try to jump out every two seconds like the other two huskies!

As you can see in the photo, she did not mind at all.
Her undercoat really shows through when her fur is wet. She has a bunch of black on her outer, more coarse coat, but underneath, she has this soft fuzzy cream colored fur.


She always poses so beautifully for the camera too! Love the color pop of her original colored eyes on a sepia edit.

My daughter decided to give Lexus a Mohawk while I was soaping her up! (left)

She didn't mind :)



Lexus has always had a skinnier tail then most other huskies. So I love when it is bath time and I take the blow dryer to her fur. Her tail finally looked like a proper husky plume!! haha!




1) ALWAYS brush your dog before you give them a bath! Why? Dogs with a double coat especially, will lose a lot of their fur while they are being bathed. It is best to get all the loose fur off ahead of time, so your tub is at least a "little" less hairy!

2) It is important to know your dogs, and know if they have sensitive skin or allergies of any kind. If your dog has either , then you should talk with your vet about the safest shampoo for you.

3) Wet your dog from head to toe. Being careful not to get water into their ears or eyes. With a husky you will need to massage the water into the fur, as their coats are built to keep them dry.

4) Again, when administering the shampoo, take care not to get it into your dogs eyes or ears.

5) Do not forget important places on your dogs body, such as their belly, tail and armpits. Those areas tend to collect dirt the most.

6) Be sure you rinse the soap out until no suds are left. If shampoo is left in their fur it can irritate the skin

7) Towel dry and/or use a blow dryer, but if you use the blow dryer, make sure it is on a low, cool setting.

8) Finally, once their coat is all dry, brush out all the access fur, and you are left with a fluffy, puffy, husky!

Quick reminder before you go, if you would like to order your "husky mom" t-shirts in time for mothers day, get your orders in by April 27th. For photo's of the shirts, see my page HERE, and for more info go to www.rockindahuskies.com.

Also, Kurgo outdoor dog travel supplies has a PAWsome spring sale happening! For details check out the ad on my sidebar.
  *Kurgo ad does contain affiliate links*

Hope you all have a PAWsome weekend!

See you Monday :)




48 comments:

  1. Poor Mika! Shiner hates a bath too, but she's so food driven all I need to do is throw a treat in the shower and she'll go in there lol. I used to have to bathe dogs all the time and huskies were always a challenge. With their coats anyways.

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    1. Yea see Mika is not food driven! BOL! When she doesn't want to do something, she just wont, no matter what we try! But we got it done though haha!

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  2. We hate the B word and we hate the fur stealers too. Have a super Saturday and stay dry we say.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. The B word is not a fan fav in this house thats for sure!!!
      It will be hard to stay dry today, it's all rainy and stuff!!!

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  3. How embarrassing getting photographed in the tub! I don't like taking a bath either, but I love to swim! I think most of us lose half our size when we are wet and humans love to see us that way as they find it so funny!

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    1. Yea, my huskies love swimming too!
      Weird how you dogs love to swim but hate water in the bath!

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  4. they look cute wet, poor things!

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    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Oh yay!!!! That was nice of them ti nominate us! I'll email you soon!

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  6. We have a range of bathers each with unique responses. The most dramatic though was the old Chihuahua our silly human brought home. When she finally tried to give him a bath he had a seizure - the lucky old boy hasn't had to have a real bath since then! We all wish we'd thought of this first :/

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    1. Aww!!! Poor thing!
      Each of my huskies was totally different then the other when it comes to bath time as well, although none had a seizure thankfully!

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  7. Mom thinks you are very brave to try to wash three huskies in the tub!!! We always have to go to the groomer for that, but luckily not very often. Speaking of tails, Mom is so sad because Phantom always had the most beautiful plume of a tail. It is now very thin-furred and wispy. Not sure if it is just from old age or if it has something to do with the tumors on his tail. Oh well, we still love him anyway.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Very brave indeed! My huskies absolutely hate the groomers BOL so I thought I would take it on myself this time. It wasn't easy, but I got er done!!! BOL
      Poor husky with a wispy tail :( Of course you still love him!!!! Plume or no plume!

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  8. Noooowooowooooo! Not water and wet! Run pups run! Ku http://haikubyku.com

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  9. those pics are too cute! I have never bathed Dakota (we are in an apt/condo building), I would be afraid of his fur clogging the drains!

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    1. Thank you!
      For the drain, we bought drain screens!
      They work great and they are meant to catch any hair going down the drains. You can get them at the dollar store! :)

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  10. Ah bless. Wet indeed, but clean!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl an I at Earl's World!

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  11. If only they were all like Lexus, right? We don't bathe ours a lot, because they spend so much time in their pool in the summer. But they're pretty good about it when we do....they don't love it but they put up with it (though we haven't tried Luke yet). We are SO lucky to have a walk in shower so no one has to be lifted into the tub!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Yea no kidding!! Being in the pool a lot definitely would help!
      And so would a walk in shower!!

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  12. That looks like quite a job . . . ours hate baths so much we have gone to waterless ones as much as possible.

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  13. I never had to bath one of the cats, but I don't think it would go as well as the baths for the huskies! MOL I did have to take a washcloth to Annabelle drawers today, she's a Manx with normal Manx litterbox troubles. So I had to help clean her up. She was not happy about that at all.

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    1. Yea, there's been times where I've had to get the baby wipes out and clean off some bum bums, but its that or have them smear it all over your house! Haha!!!!
      Kitty bathes never end up good!!!

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  14. Pets look extra cute when wet. Have a lovely Saturday.

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  15. Such cool bath pictures. Mom would tell you that you look like drowned rats. That's what she says to me when I'm in the tub!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. Haha!!! That's what I told them too,!!!

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  16. I wish my three were more like Lexus! They hate baths so they don't get one as often as I would like:(

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    1. I hear ya there! If they were all like Lexus, it would definitely be a lot easier!!
      ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  17. O hai. Your pictures are cute! :)

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  18. aiiieeeee!! Mom's back hurts seeing those remembrance photos! 3 Sibes at a time. And when they were showing, all 3, every Friday night!!! We did learn to use a human hot oil treatment for hair to help them blow their coats faster...and to get more fur out during bath time. They smelled great too. Our Sibes learned to tolerate the blow dryer especially as long as they were on the grooming table which we highly recommend. THey were trained to jump up on it, tolerate the hook up and stand. Great post, with so many memories Mom has leaky eyes of joy remembering. paw hugs, Savvy and Mom Linda

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    1. Hmmm hot oil treatment? Never heard of that! I'll look into it!
      I have been strongly thinking on picking up my own grooming table, or at the very least, making one. With three huskies it would really help!
      No doubt about the memories coming for your mom! I don't blame her for being teary eyed either. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. TW tried to bathe one of her first cats. The cat bolted after she applied the shampoo. Instead of being white, the cat was pink for a few days. TW didn’t know better so she used human stinky shampoo too.

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  20. I love your babies' bath time photos! They look so different with wet fur. Adorable either way!

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    1. They do eh?! SO funny to see them that way.

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  21. Hahahaha! They look so pitiful when wet.

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  22. How to reduce the size of your dog by half in 3, 2, 1!

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    1. BOLOLOL!!!!!!! Too funny!!! That would have been a great title!!!!
      ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  23. Oh man those photos are great. Huskies defluffed. You are nothing but fur and bones! Hope you had a good Sepia Saturday!

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    1. BOL! i know!!! Who knew they were so tiny underneath all that fur!

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