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Thread #172985   Message #4202657
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
18-May-24 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: DECLUTTER *hoards *bad habits *toxic stuff - 2024
Subject: RE: DECLUTTER *hoards *bad habits *toxic stuff - 2024
There has been a major amount of cleaning but also reorganizing dog world here. It had started in March with the loss of Zeke, but has accelerated now with replacing stinky stuff.

The Invisible Fence devices are each attached to new collars the dogs are wearing, but they also have a second collar that is the everyday one that stays on when we leave the yard for walks. That has the rabies tag and these girls both need new legible name tags. Times have changed - I look online and there are digital tags matched to types of phone, tags with QR codes, tags with Android or Apple apps, and lots of expensive collar gadgets that I expect these two would tear up in no-time-flat. So the embossed metal tag is fine, and I'll go make them at the local pet store. The new leash is a different color to make Cookie's gear easy to differentiate from Pepper's. I've always used what I had here, and they were all red, but then had to figure out which head collar was fitted to which dog (I use the Gentle Leader collar and it stays on the end of the leash when we return to the house.) Now Cookie has a pretty blue leash.

Cookie is clean and I smell like dog shampoo for all of the shaking off that she got away with (the remedy is to grab their nose or muzzle to stop it, because the shake always starts at the head end. Even knowing that trick, she still got me good the first time). That girl does not like a bath. I usually bathe them with a hose in the yard and they're fastened to a leash and can't get away. This was in the tub where they're pretty slippery. It's a good thing the strainer was in place because between them they'd have sent a major hair clog down the drain. They normally don't get baths often, usually spring and fall when the weather is good.