Hot weather, water and babies!

August 16, 2012


I am pleased to report that Betty is definitely pregnant and due next week! How exciting, some babies to play with!

I took advantage of the great weather last weekend to bath all my animals, they had been a little neglected while I was poorly, so there was a lot of work to do on Betty’s coat to prepare her for Motherhood! She now has very short skirts around her back legs! All that bathing reminded me to give you a tip on how not to take a shower when your dog is wet, if you hold the dogs head or nose, they will not shake! Try it next time and let me know what you think? 🙂 We have some more hot weather on the way this week, do remember that dogs do not lose body heat very quickly, they only sweat through their tongue and  some small glands near their pads, a cold shower in the garden is an excellent way to reduce body heat!

Here are some great photo’s of dogs shaking off water:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/57Sc05/:1edO1MV+Q:Lf$EOVjU/www.petapixel.com/2011/07/28/portraits-of-dogs-as-they-shake-off-water/

Lucy Wheaten Terrier, very tired after a hard mornings training!

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4 Responses to “Hot weather, water and babies!”

  1. Chris n George Says:

    Hi. Hope you’re feeling a lot better. I use a paddling pool. My little pug loves it.

  2. Avis Boreham Says:

    So glad to hear you are mending. Will try the head hold next time I bath my crew as it will help with teaching them when to shake on a shoot day.


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