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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:22 PM

So happy I found this group!

Huge, huge, huge dog lover. And, well, I like cats, too, but am allergic, so don't have a lot of experience with them. Have a funny story to share.

I have two dogs. A 3 year old Boxer, Carly, and a 5 year old hound/doberman mix, Chance.

Chance is the CLEANEST dog ever. It's amazing really how clean he keeps himself. Never has a doggie smell, never gets dirty, etc.

Yesterday, I went to get in the shower. Turned water on, started to get undressed, realized my robe was not in the bathroom. Leave the bathroom to go to laundry room to try to find my robe. Find it, head back to bathroom. Pull back shower curtain to get in. Chance is in the shower. Happy as can be. First time he has ever done this. Carly is peeking around the corner looking at him like he's crazy.

So now, I have a 120 pound wet dog. I startled him when I pulled back the shower curtain, so he takes off. I'm naked, chasing him threw the house with a towel.

Did I mention I have strep throat and flu?

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2theleft Dec 2012 OP
grntuscarora Dec 2012 #1
2theleft Dec 2012 #2
elleng Dec 2012 #3
2theleft Dec 2012 #6
elleng Dec 2012 #8
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #4
KC Dec 2012 #5
TorchTheWitch Dec 2012 #7
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #9
eridani Dec 2012 #10
Helen Reddy Dec 2012 #11
2theleft Dec 2012 #12

Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:52 PM

1. Bahahaa!

I've had many dogs over the years, some more interested in personal hygiene than others, but I never had one voluntarily take a shower.

Welcome to the group

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Response to grntuscarora (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:12 PM

2. It was so unexpected. My old dog would

come in the shower AFTER I was done and lick the water off the walls. Odd, but harmless. NEVER if the water was running!

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Great story

(all but the strep and flu; assume you're taking med for strep. If so, it goes in 1+ day.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:24 PM

6. Been on meds for a week

First go around, had an allergic reaction and kept throwing them up. On new antibiotics now and doing better!

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Response to 2theleft (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:11 PM

8. Good. Strep responds immediately to penicillin,

and/or its derivatives. Strep can be dangerous. Flu is a different thing.

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. Happy you found this group too.

I have this mental picture of your experience, and it has me really laughing.

I can just see you running after the wet dog, although I don't know what you expected to do when you caught him....he would probably be dry by then anyways!

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:37 PM

5. That's

hysterical ! Dogs are so wonderful !

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:32 PM

7. sorry to hear you're ill

Both strep and the flu totally suck... to have them both at the same time has got to REALLY suck.

Cute doggie story, and glad you found the group to share it with us.

All my Akitas have loved the bath but were never keen on the shower... well except for Boo. Boo used to like sneaking into the shower just to poke his nose in my personal bits to freak me out and then he'd run away all proud of himself. In the winter sometimes I could catch him sneaking in because I'd feel a cold draft when he peeled back the shower curtain, but usually not since he got so good at slipping in without moving the curtain much.

All of them love/loved the bath though. To look at my bathroom you'd think I had a little kid with all the tubby toys for the dog in there. I usually have the tub partially filled with water so they can entertain themselves in there whenever they want. All three of them quickly learned how to turn on the tub faucet to get a drink, too... and that sure wasn't anything I taught them especially since none of them bother with turning the faucet off after their drink. At least the Akita I have now knows HOW to drink out of a water bowl... the first one would tip it over and lap the water off the floor (or ignore it and head to the tub faucet for a drink), and the second one (Boo) would sniff at it, give me a dirty look and turn around and lower his big butt in it. Neither one of them would drink out of a water bowl unless I put the bowl directly in the tubby right under the faucet.

Dogs do the damnedest things.

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:30 PM

9. Welcome to the group! Sahre more. An hey . . . . get well quick!

None of our dogs had a shower affinity, but one of our cats does! He goes in the shower after a human leaves and licks the water up.

My Little Buddy, who we lost earlier this year, woudl drink from the running faucet, even if she had to get into the sink to do it.

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:07 AM

10. This thread is useless without pictures!

That's something you're going to read frequently on this site.

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Response to 2theleft (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:58 AM

11. A very funny visual!

 

Thanks for the post and what a smarty-pants pooch you have there.

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Response to Helen Reddy (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:50 PM

12. Sometimes I think he is the smartest living being in the house... n/t

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