Joyful Living

To Bathe a Dachshund

Bonjour!

Once summertime rolls around, L’Husband and I take on the task of bathing Le Chien ourselves. It’s lovely to get outside and splash around in the sunshine, and the whole process takes less than fifteen minutes. Le Chien is not a huge fan of water (le shock) but a few extra treats go a long way (le wink).

La préparation is key when bathing a dog at home and sets you up for an efficient process and positive outcome. Taking a tip from my late grand-mère, a seasoned dog-washer, I fill a clean tub with water and leave it out in the sun for several hours to warm up. Because Le Chien is particularly stocky, being a miniature dachshund, I only fill the tub with a few inches of water.

I also fill a smaller tub or basin with some water and have a clean yogurt container on hand to use for The Big Rinse. Have a few beach towels and some (or several) treats on hand and c’est prêt!

Today’s post shares some from summer 2020, the height of the pandemic quarantine in Vermont when we were looking for any activity to do at home.

This is not great, y’all.

What have I done to deserve this? More treats, please.

This is boring. I’m bored now.

Le woof! It’s over!

What kinds of activities do you like to do in the summer?

Merci for reading and please subscribe and share!

À votre santé,

Katie

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