Since we started off the week with a post of fun things to do in NYC with a pup, we thought we'd continue that routine. We ran into our old neighbors this weekend, three great guys who said they really wanted a dog, but they would feel bad about her being cramped in the apartment all day. This made us a little sad, because we think of how many great dogs need to be rescued and how many great owners are out there who are hindered by this false impression that pups are cramped in the apartment. Besides the fact that Havi lives in our small 1-bedroom with us, she gets plenty of exercise and socialization. We have the added factor of being on a tight budget. We started this blog to let people know its easy to have a big dog in a small apartment on a budget!
In order to tire Havi out even more after a long day of NYC walking on Saturday, we gave her a bath! Havi is not a big fan of the bath, but she doesnt complain. She kind of just, gives in.
To save money we wash her in our own bathtub using our detachable showerhead. It makes giving a bath pretty easy; Dental Student usually sits on the end of the tub while washing her down with Medicated Oatmeal & Tea Tree Tropiclean Shampoo.
While we dry her off we moisturize her paws with Musher's Secret All-Season Paw Protection and squirt some prescription ear wash in her ear (she HATES that).
Lastly, we use the Kong Zoom Groom to pick up any fur.
What's your bath routine like, anything we're missing?
As far as our budget goes, were Amazon junkies. You can get almost anything on Amazon, cheaper! We signed up for Amazon Prime, a membership program that gives your account FREE two-day shipping and $3.99 for one-day shipping on all eligible purchases for a yearly fee of $79. The best part is, if you have a student email address you get a year free, the $79 is waived! We are using Dental Students account this year, then will sign mine up for next year so we get two free years! As we understand it, this works for teachers as well - as long as you have an email address that ends in .edu! ENJOY!