Lola' s a retriever in every sense of the word. Not only is she 1/2 Golden Retriever, but she's 1/2 Black Lab Retriever as well. She loves running after balls and sticks, but hasn't quite gotten the hang of bringing them back to us so we can throw them again. But we're sure she'll figure it out someday. With all that retrieving comes a lot of muddy messes. Within the three weeks we've had Lola she's had seven baths. Yes, that's right- an average of 2 per week- and she's a DOG!
Thankfully, Lola has been loving her bath times. Since she's pretty furry and fuzzy normally, so its hilarious to see her when she's in the bath, and she looks like a skinny rat. She does occasionally do the doggie shake from time to time, but she loves to have her coat massaged with mango dog shampoo and she takes it in like a lady at the spa. Her not so favorite part of bath time is the drying. Usually we towel dry her as best as we can, but since her coat is so thick it would take hours for it to fully dry. Enter- the hair dryer, Lola's nemesis. The first few times we dried her, she did her best to get as far away from the thing as possible. Thankfully, she's warming up to it lately, but always seems to find the farthest corner of the bathroom.
Beginning the Bath Adventure
Loving the warm water
Dad gets the tough job- wrangling the wet pup