Every other Saturday, my next booth neighbour at the Abbotsford Farmers market is Darlene from Mountain Farms Soap. She has the most amazing array of products, and some of her soaps are made to look like cupcakes and slices of cake. They really do look good enough to eat.
You can see some of them here:
See something you like? Darlene can ship it to you.
Luna had rolled in something gross, gross, gross on Friday. The bright orangey yellow disgusting smelley something or other was smeared all over the left side of her head and neck. She was quite proud of herself. Larry hosed her off, which got rid of the worst of it, but stick your nose in close enough, and you could still get a whiff.
So on Saturday I bought a bar of soap from Darlene.
Neem soap with peppermint and tea tree oil.
(Yes, I do know that tea tree oil in high doses can be toxic to dogs)
Today after I got home from the market, I figured it was time for a bath.
We have an adapter that allows us to hook a garden hose to the kitchen tap. That's what we used to do when we bathed our horses. Warm water is much nicer than cold. Since it was warm and sunny, it was easier and less stressful to wash the dogs outside.
Luna doesn't trust anyone that stands outside the bathroom door. Bathing a dog might be the last thing on your mind, but Luna slinks away just in case
But outside was pretty stress free.
Except for my back.
Then it was hard on my knees.
When we first got Jake, he was terrified of the hose. The first big agility competition I went to, they had doggy pools and hoses. Every time we walked within a hundred feet of them he was straining on the leash trying to get further away. He still doesn't 'like' the hose, but he can deal with it, and was quite relaxed having his bath.
Calli wasn't too thrilled either, but sometimes a dog just has to put up with these things
Yes, she sits funny like that. It's because of the nerve damage to her back legs.
One aching back and three clean dogs later....
I like the soap. With enough water on the dogs, it lathered up nicely. It seemed to rinse out easily. Not like some shampoos that seem to take forever to rinse out.
Hopefully Luna doesn't find anything stinky to roll in for a few weeks now.