This past weekend we were going to be taking Rosie for her first outing to Breakfast With the Bassets in St. Louis. Since we had gotten her 2 weeks ago she had not had a good grooming. Well I can tell you I have not had the experience of having a long haired dog so I had no idea what grooming would cost at the groomers or our vets office. Once I found it was going to cost $40 I was thinking of some different options.
It then donged on me that we had a new "Pet Wash" just a few miles from the house. So we loaded up some towels, shampoo, brush, furminator oh and the camera of course. Loaded Rosie up in the BUV and off to the Pet Wash we went. We were so glad that when we arrived it was not busy and we did not have to wait.
Our local Pet Wash, do you have one of these near you?
The water trough to stand in
Whoa, lady you want me to step up there
Seriously, lets just get this over with and skip the pictures
Wet long haired dog
Did you say hair dryer?
Very anxious to go home
Oh my what an experience
Are we home yet
Overall it was a very good experience and we got out there with it only costing $13.00. They had shampoo, flea/tick, pet deodorizing, pet dryer, vacuum. Rosie didn't mind the bath, but did like that pet dryer but loved the vacuum. Not sure who came out wetter Rosie or me, but we will definitely be going back for sure.
We have been keeping a little secret here at The HoundDogs house. If you remember a few weeks ago when we posted about the GABR Transport Chinook and Buddy, we mentioned Buddy's sister Rosie and that we would provide an update on her, see original post here.
Rosie went to her potential new family a week ago Saturday after she was released from crate rest. Her new family spent a week with her to ensure things were going to work out with the current crew. We are happy to report that things worked out great and Rosie has a new family to call her own.
So let me introduce to you our newest family member.
Rosie "Smiley" Jeakins
Adopted March 7, 2013
Rosie and Bella the first night here
Who goes there
After about 4 days here
Yep, I have found my home
Rosie came into GABR with her brother Buddy as an owner surrender. They have been together since they were born and have always been outside dogs. Not much human interaction except when they got fed 2 times a day. Both were HW Positive, needing the normal vet care and spay/neuter. Rosie is 4 years old and a very pretty long haired basset which is pretty rare to find this day. Her brother had one blue eye one brown eye which is pretty unique as well.
We just were not sure how Bella would do with a new one being added to the pack as she has some reservations with other dogs when she meets them in public. Well she had that same reaction when she meet Rosie for the first time, but we worked through it and we are happy to report that she know initiates play with her and things are going good with everyone. Of course, when you adopt one from a shelter or rescue sometimes not all the traits of the dog are disclosed, not because the rescue choose not to but the owner that surrendered them failed to disclose Rosie's fear for men. It is taking a little longer for Rosie to warm up to the hubby then we had thought. Of course, he doesn't give up easy and each day gets a little bit better with her accepting him as not a "threat" to her. She growls a little when he is around but he does not stop him from petting her. We have noticed her fear of him is a little more when he has a ball cap on. She has not showed aggression or ever attempted to bite him, just a snarl growl and he has decided it is her way of saying "hello" to him.
We look forward to sharing more Rosie stories with you as she is just beginning to come out of her shell.
I am working on several cross-stitch items for our upcoming Basset Ball Auction in April. I have one item done and now I need to mat it and frame it but I am needing some guidance on what colors to use.
Here is my project I have completed and how would you mat it. What color would you use. Not knowing who will purchase and what colors they may have in their house.
As I value my blogging friends input please leave a comment if you have a good color choice I should use.