Thursday, 30 April 2009

Shelter, Give Them Shelter From The Coming Storm

We weren't allowed to bathe Wolfgang for two weeks after his surgery. For normal people this wouldn't be a big deal but for crazy people like me it was an issue. My dogs have weekly baths. I know this is excessive but it's not actually a germ thing. It's a filth thing. My dogs are constantly dirty. The dog park we go to most often is covered in pea gravel. It's directly across from a construction site. The dogs come home covered in dust. The other dog park we frequently go to is in the woods and is constantly muddy. One of Stella's favourite things to do is to roll in the mud. Also, because of Stella's chewing habits, Wolfgang is always covered in saliva to some degree. Add some urine to the mix (Wolfgang squats to pee. I have no idea why. I have no idea how to make him lift his leg. So he squats. And pees all over his front legs. And sometimes his beard, if he bends his head down to take a look. Which he often does. I love my dogs.) So. Weekly baths. Don't judge me.

By the time his stitches came out and the cone came off, Wolfgang was one smelly puppy. As soon as we got home from the vet, into the bath he went.

Why do you hate me?

Oh the shame.

Wolfgang doesn't mind the bath too much (it involves cookies!) but he hates getting out of the bath. I don't know if it's because he's cold or if he's searching for his lost dignity ("no more pictures, lady!") but he always tries to burrow into whatever is near, whether it's the couch, or Shawn's clothes, or the bedsheets.

puppy bum!

puppy burrito!

Once he was dry and combed, he looked very handsome. A bit scruffy perhaps (I can't bring myself to get him groomed - I love the curls!) but still handsome.

Stella thought so too. Please note the adorableness of Stella sitting on the arm of the chair. (I love her.)

And if that wasn't cute enough, she then balanced on the arm of the chair to get at Wolfgang. She is nothing if not committed.

Why am I showing you picture after picture of adorable puppies? In the hopes that you'll head over to Who's Your Dachshund and donate to their cause. Today is the last day and they have about $350 to go to reach their goal of raising $2,000 for animal shelters. I just made my donation; it wasn't a large one but every penny helps. So if you're feeling spendy, go check it out. The puppies thank you.


  1. Thank you for the puppy pictures! You can't be in a bad mood when you see those! Also, happy Canucks/Blackhawk playoff game day! Chi town is goin' down! haha!

  2. I think I've just been overcome by cuteness. *Faints*

  3. Nine days until we get our puppy - these photos are making me impatient!!

  4. Love the pics... but one thing stood out more than the cute doggies... how does your black leather sofa look in such good condition?? I have a brown leather sofa, its 2 years old. After 2 years of child abuse it looks like it’s been dead for about 15 years and decomposing in my living room... so with 2 crazy dogs and a husband (I don’t care how clean you keep them) HOW DO YOU DO IT? its not normal!!! what’s your secret – please don’t tell me OCD.. there’s no chance I’m goanna get that.. Although I think you are defiantly OCD... washing your dogs every week??!!!

  5. This is probably not the time to admit we bathe our dog maybe once a year. I know that's so gross. But we are just that lazy. And the stink really doesn't bother us.

  6. He gives the BEST bath faces.

  7. Crap.
    I want your puppies.
    Can I borrow them?

  8. aw he just looks so helpless, poor wolfgang.

  9. cute puppies, dude... poor wolfie

  10. Awwwww. He cleans up so nicely!

    As for your weekly doggy baths, you must have some serious dedication. I don't even like cleaning my bathroom once a week. (But I do... because BOYS ARE GROSS.)

  11. Cuteness!

    My dogs burrow after bath time too :)

  12. my LORD those are some ridiculous photos. DYING OF TEH CUTE.