Friday, June 12, 2009

T.G.I.F.

LET THE WEEK BE OVER, PLEASE

Heya Hounders,
Abby here with some observations. One of the drawbacks of living in a 10 dog pack with no people kids (child labor availability) is that there are bound to be some niceties that don't get done because of manpower. We all get fed on a regular routine and usually on schedule. We all get to go outside when we need to (usually). We all get to go to the Doc's hospital when we are summoned with his postcard reminders. We all get our required medications. We all have a safe place to play during the day and a place to sleep at night. We all get some individual mom and/or dad time on a pretty regular basis without preferential favorites. What we don't get enough of is grooming. We don't get regular baths but we get cycled into the lake during the summer months to clean us up a bit. We don't each get enough daily brushing or combings and that leads to consequences such as mats. The Newfs are especially prone to matting and ear infections if their ears are not cleaned on a regular basis. I'm probably the least affected by lack of grooming attention because I'm evidently a miniature Labrador Retriever and I am the only short haired dog in the pack. Radar is too young to be affected either. The other retrievers and the Newfs show the affects the most. Dad really needs to dedicate about 4 hours each to Max and Shiloh to get them back to personal appearance standards. I'm just saying...
- Abby and The Bumpass Hounds.


8 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

Abby, are you actually saying you want to have MORE baths? Are you MAD?

Huffle Mawson

Gus said...

From a dog who gets grrrrrooomed on a regular basis, I'm tellin' ya...don't sweat it. It isn't all that great.

gussie d

Bob said...

Abby;
You just never know when that special someone will walk into your life and you always want to look as spiffy as possible.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Maybe your mom could have a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop adopt you guys for a badge project. They could learn to groom, you'd get lots of attention and mom would get some great photos!

Fred said...

I require tons o' grooming too, and Old Girl is lazzzzzzzz about it. My booty shop fussed at her during Christmas, though, so I've been trimmed more regularly this year.

Tank said...

I wouldn't care if a brush never came near me again.

Clive said...

Considering it takes a good hour to groom me each evening - I just don't know how your Mom and Dad could get around to grooming you all regularlly. Brushing and combing is no fun but I'm sat down in front of the TV each evening and done while they watch the evening news!!

Hope everyone is keeping well
lots of woofs
Clive and gang

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I am not quite sure why not getting brushed or bathed is so bad. It sounds like a dream to me!!

Kat

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