People, here’s the thing about old bull dogs: they are notorious for having shitty skin. It is important to keep your old pit bull clean and flea free. Keeping any animal out here flea free is fairly difficult, but we keep her Frontlined and the places she sleeps washed and vacuumed. I had been using the Hartz oatmeal shampoo on her, but, after I washed her last week, we were out. And, if you’ve seen pictures of her, you know her skin has been really acting up this spring.
So, it’s been a week since her last bath.
I go to get Frontline at that place in Belleview, Bellevue, suddenly I can’t remember how to spell that. Anyway, they’re very friendly and I’m telling the woman who’s helping me about how Mrs. W.’s skin is bothering her and I’m looking for some soothing shampoo.
She hands me some. It’s pretty damn pricy, but you only have to use about a quarter size dollop, so it lasts a good long time.
I ask her about using it so soon after just washing her and with her skin already being so dry. But she says, go ahead.
So, I put Mrs. W in the tub. I turn on the water. I wet her down. She has some big chunks of debris coming off her, but the water is clear.
I use the fancy new shampoo on her. It doesn’t foam up a whole lot. I let it sit on her for five minutes, as directed. Blah blah blah. It’s boring.
But people, when I rinsed her off, the water that came off her was muddy dark brown. It was like a year’s worth of dirt was just pouring off her.
Never, in my life, have I seen that much dirt come off a dog. Never mind a dog that had a bath last week.
Clearly, the Hartz shampoo was crap.