Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cinnamon's Revenge

You all remember when I had to have a bath, right? Well, one of the worst parts of that experience was having Francesca make fun of me. She told me I smelled like cheap perfume. She said I was a big baby and should smell like the hunting dog I am.
She made fun of me when I had a bath!
 She ran around in circles around me when I came out in the yard to dry off and she barked at me. It seems like she was excited that I was the one having the bath and she wasn't.

It went on and on. So when we got back from our trip to the Village Cousins (formerly known as The Country Cousins), we picked Francesca up from the Doggie Country Club. And she was so dirty! I think she had been playing in the mud.
Francesca was jealous that I got to visit my Village Cousins
in their new home.
 So when we got home my owner went easy on her. She allowed her to rest and to sleep on her dog bed, even though she was muddy. But the next day... Bwah ha ha ha! Francesca was told she was going to have a bath. Our owner ran the water in the tub and went to get Francesca. Francesca didn't want anything to do with the bath. So then our owner walked her down the hall by the scruff of the neck and put her in the tub. All the while I was watching and laughing! Bwah ha ha ha!

Francesca got scrubbed with perfumy soap and rinsed over and over. She was looking at me and her eyes said... "Help me!" But I walked away with a smirk on my face. This was my revenge!

Finally she got wrapped in towels and had to dry in the TV room because it was chilly outside. She was so happy the ordeal was over. 
Here's Francesca after her bath.
She was white again and smelled like cheap perfume for sure!
Love, Cinnamon

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Should You Bathe Your Dog in Winter?

I heard rumblings about having to get a bath before I travel this weekend. So I decided to search the Internet and find out all kinds of reasons why you SHOULD NOT bathe your dog (read: Cinnamon) in the winter. You might say, it’s not officially winter yet. But today, it’s rainy and cold so to me, it’s winter. Francesca and I are doing quite a bit of hibernating. 

This is what I look like when I get a bath... MAD!
So what did I find on my Internet search? Well, not exactly what I had hoped. Here’s the jist of the articles:

Rule number one for bathing your dog during the winter is to keep your dog indoors until they are completely dry. It is much more difficult for your dog to maintain a warm ambient body temperature when wet. Therefore, letting your dog outside during the winter months greatly increases their risk of hypothermia.

Drat! So then I decided to try another approach. I searched: Should You Bathe Your Older Dog in Winter? Then this popped up:

Since your dog will need to stay indoors during the winter until their coat completely dries, bathe them first thing in the morning. This way, they can dry throughout the day and by the early evening, they may be ready for a walk outside.

Here's how to dry a dog. Please note: I'm still not very happy.
 Drat! So I wasn’t getting anywhere putting together a logical argument for not having a bath. It seems that there are rules for dog baths in the winter, but no rule that says NO BATHS!

Want to know more? Here’s a good article with six tips on bathing your dog in winter.

If I end up having a bath, I’ll let you know if my owner follows these tips or not. Let’s hope she just forgets about it.

Love, Cinnamon

Sunday, November 5, 2017

So Excited! New Dog Collars for Christmas

Well, we had to take our Halloween collars off last week. And I was sad that we put on our old hunting collars, the orange ones. I got to thinking. Why don't we have Christmas collars? So we got on the Internet and went to our favorite Dog Collar site and lo and behold, they had a great selection of Christmas collars at reasonable prices. I chose one and Francesca chose one. I can't wait to get them and show you. But, I guess that will have to be after Thanksgiving, right?

Here are some of the choices
So when we get them, I'll post here. Meanwhile, you can see them all at our affiliate link... Buy a Christmas Dog Collar & Leash For Your Favorite Reindog!

I can vouch for the quality. And when Francesca got her collar all muddy, they washed up really well.

Love, Cinnamon

Friday, November 3, 2017

Coonhounds Come in All Colors

I, Cinnamon, am a black and tan coonhound with splashes of lovely white. Francesca is a tricolor treeing walker coonhound. We all have one thing in common. We are hunting dogs but we make really good pets too! Here's a look at our diversity: