It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, both parents had the day off, and we decided it was the perfect day to give Caleb his first bath in his new home.
A couple things made this bath really go a whole lot easier. First, my expertly designed (yeah… I’m so cool) roll-in shower doubles as the perfect doggie spa, and second, lots of dog treats and praise keeps this an almost fun experience. We decided to wash him down with something all natural and as manly smelling as I could find… Lavender & Mint Shampoo… What do you think?
Oh yeah! I was supposed to take more pictures of the yard so you could see our grass! Opps… missed it again, but at least you can see how green the yard is starting to look!
From there we headed on down to the park where everyone kept saying how beautiful (I mean manly… poor guy is going to get a complex from everyone calling him a she) Caleb looked, and by the time we returned home he was mostly dry and shedding all over the place! Has anyone noticed how much hair comes off when you wash one of these labs? I mean… It was absolutely crazy… Throughout the entire shower there were gobs of hair coming off everywhere, and by the time he dried you couldn’t touch him without becoming a giant hairball.
We decided to tackle this problem head-on with a regular old brush, and a neat little tool I got in the mail the other day called a FURminator. First thing I notice with the brush, was holy cow was there ever a bunch of thick woolly almost white hair coming off of Caleb. Not just a couple brush fulls either, but eight gigantic brush fulled clumps. That was before the FURminator!!! Afterwords it was almost like Caleb lost 10 pounds… I mean really… This CCI folks told me that Caleb’s ideal weight was between 67-70 lbs… After this I think he’s going to have to be eating double duty just to catch back up.
So that was the date today… Lots of ordering/figuring out automation stuff this morning, and lots of playing in the sun this afternoon. Finally have someone lined up to help with my wiring/automation terminations soon. Can’t wait to get that all buttoned together and start messing with things in software!