When one is beginning to feel the effects of the children's gastroenteritis, one must fling out into the garden and pick the nicest bunch of flora one can find, so that one has something lovely to look at while ones head is in the bucket.
I've had enough, enough of the lollies, the madness, the crap food and the many many gifts that are simply not needed. Can I say this out loud......I don't dig Birthday Party's (I know, bad parent!). So, as my gorgeous girl is turning 11, we have began a new era. From now on we are going on ADVENTURES. We pack the car with girls and hit the road. This year - Princess Margaret Rose Cave. Huge success!!
One of the things I get asked frequently when I visit the hospital, is how often do I bath Layla?
I did bath her once, a lot, and it was a disaster. She ended up with ear infections, dandruff and lacking luster. She was an, itchy mess. So I rang a show dog breeder and got the best advice ever.
STOP washing her!! Ok... but I live on a farm block with all sorts of dust, smells and shall we say... poo!
The trick is....
* Take one bucket with the hottest water your hands can handle.
* Squeese in some dog Shampoo or Conditioner into the water and bubble it up. I use Rufus and Coco 2in1 Oatmeal Wash (see image below).
* Place the rag into the water (I use a torn up old towl), give it a good wring and rub it all over your dog.
* Rince and repeat. You may have to do this a couple of times.
Layla is dry again within 20 mins. She gets the hot towel treatment every Tuesday before we visit the hospital and she is clean, dry and smelling divine before we arrive. No sopping wet dog that takes hours too dry in the middle of Winter!
To maintain a good healthy coat I also give Layla one fish oil tablet a day and a quick flip of the brush a couple of times a week.
This week, the loo packed up, the fridge shit its self, my washing machine started to pee on the floor and my combustion oven took up smoking. So....I stacked wood.....firmly...... while reciting very lady like words, like dam it, fudgenuckles (fudgenuckles may have come from Google) and poop.