Our Winslow is a beautiful mixed breed from Animal Humane and we don't know what kind of a mix he is, although we suspect that he's at least part husky. But we do know that he LOVES water. When he was a puppy, we took him on a walk and let him off the leash for the first time, not paying attention to the pool of standing water a little ways to our right. He, on the other hand was paying close attention, took a flying leap into the water, and came out smelling of sulfur. We drove home with the windows wide open and immediately took him into the shower to get him cleaned off.
Well, he loved getting a shower and ever since then he tries to get in the shower with us on a daily basis. For the most part, we keep him out (unless he really needs a bath), but last Sunday he was faster than me and got in while I wasn't looking.
Winslow also has a very thick undercoat and sheds a good bit. Our neighbors made us aware of this wonderful tool - a dog shedding blade - which gets rid of the shedding fur. We thought he might object, but he loves it. We take him out in the backyard, he lays down and we brush him. The first time it looked like snow flurries in our yard and Winslow like he'd lost 5 pounds. I can't believe how much this has helped with the fur balls flying around in our house! Not being a great lover of the vacuum cleaner, I am thrilled...
Just in case you are wondering - I am working on a piece of art. It's not ready for show and tell yet, but hopefully tomorrow!
Now, I am off to make dinner (whole grain pasta with tomatoes, smoked chicken, feta cheese and fresh basil - yum!) and then to visit your blogs! Wishing you a wonderful evening!!