I've been talking to a couple who is interested in adopting him. We are just working out a time to get together to meet, so I wanted Sherman looking and smelling good. Sherman has been needing a bath as his skin has been getting rather greasy, yeasty, and sort of smelly, as, I'm given to understand, is not uncommon with English Bulldogs. Today was a nice day but I made it an indoor tub bath as cold well water is rather shocking even on a hot day. I led Sherman to the tub with the sprayer already running. He put his front paws up on the tub and all I had to do was give the rear end a boost and he was in and the bath was underway.
Sherman had obviously done this before. He may have even known that he needed a bath, I don't know, but I've rarely had a dog this cooperative with the process. I think one of the Great Dane fosters I had, maybe Diesel, actually stepped into the tub. Sherman would have but his legs were too short. Once in the tub, he just stood there and let me do my business. I used a few different medicated shampoos on him and left them on the skin for a good five minutes. He didn't even shake during the entire process so I didn't get wet and the bathroom didn't get sprayed.
When I was done, he stood there and let me towel him off and then he hopped out of the tub on his own. I took him outside to a sunny spot to finish drying and it was only after we got outside that he did a full body shake to get any remaining water off of him.
Sherman's stock rose appreciably today. He is a very good dog.
|This is why I love bulldogs. He's not upset, that's his happy face.|