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.
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!
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.
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.
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Hope you all have a PAWsome weekend!
See you Monday :)