Chester

Shampoo Lickin’ Good


Hello
“Chester, let’s take bath”
“Chester, chung leong lo”
“Chester, chang chui lo”

Upon hearing these 4 little words (doesn’t matter in English or Cantonese or Hokkien) he’ll start off with wagging his lovely bushy tail. Wush wush wishhh… Then he’ll follow me around while I grab his bathing stuff: towel (deer-skin), shampoo and brush.

Dog bathing stuff

To tell you the truth, I hate bathing him. He needs about 3 hours or more to dry completely. Nope, I couldn’t leave him alone outside. He’ll lie down on the floor… eeee dirty la.

Funny thing is Chester loves water during bathing time ONLY. Other than that, he’ll try to ignore any water game as much as possible. Golden retrievers are renowned for their love of water… but my golden? Weird la. Hmm at least he allows me to wash his 4 paws after our daily stroll. And just recently he disregarded the pouring rain because he was on a ‘Must Catch Rat’ mission. The mission was unsuccessful but he came back in feeling satisfied. How do I know? I read from his body language lo. 🙂

Okay another reason I don’t like to bath him is that he loves to lick shampoo foam. No matter how loud or piercing I yell he’ll continue to lick everywhere… from his paws, his body, my hand, shampoo cap, brush. Aiyoyooo I look like a mad lady.

I Love Lickin' Shampoo

After bath, I don’t towels dry him immediately. He’ll need to ‘shake his bon-bon’ (shake body to get water off) before I can award him THE TOWEL because he loves to bite it. GRRRrrrr… Well, actually he mastered the command ‘shake your bon-bon’ because I used his towel to threaten tempt him last time. No shake bon-bon then no towel munching. Hehe

Nowadays we don’t bath him very often (weekly). It’s more like every fortnight or umphh hehehe every month! Our reasoning is that we don’t want to wash off his fur’s natural oil ma but actually we’re lazy. And we always blame the bad weather because if it’s cloudy or less sunny then we’ll tell him “Chester no sun la. So next week we chang chui ok?”

His heart must’ve been broken into a million pieces but he has never showed us that. Instead he smiles cheerfully at us. 💋

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20 Comments

  • Reply Jemima June 13, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Apooooo!!! If like that he doesnt shower much during Monsoon season la??? :tongue:

  • Reply wuching June 13, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    we had dogs when we were small & they never like bath, funny how chester enjoy so much!

  • Reply mspretty June 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    cute Chester :love:

  • Reply Neo June 13, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Your Chester can swim or not? :skull:

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous June 13, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    my dogs last time were rather indifferent towards bath time. they never struggled or ran away or lick shampoo foam while i’m bathing them. instead they would stand patiently under the tap because they know that they can roll in around in the garden after that as reward. yeah, i know it makes bathing them pointless.

  • Reply hcfoo June 13, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Kesian Chester, mandi oso can postpone. :laughing:

  • Reply Neo June 13, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Poor fella, only bath once a week or even two weeks! :dog:

  • Reply Yvy June 13, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    hmm…that bathing ‘pose’ must be a norm for dogs. i oso have to hold my pup like that if wnt to bathe them. 🙂 i normally let my pups go after mandi coz their fur is short plus it’s SO :LOL: to watch them go :silly: and tear around the garden!! :LOL: :LOL:

  • Reply dreamcatcher June 14, 2007 at 7:07 am

    loves water… :hehe: :hehe: i’d take him snorkelling or diving if he’s capable of it. 😎

    ur house by now must have smelled strongly of chester. :tongue:

  • Reply lamyhome June 14, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    you’ve been features as blog of the day at PPP!!! congrats! 906pm PST.

  • Reply Kev June 14, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Hi! Congrads for being PPP’s blog of the day! Anyway, my dog hate bathing! LOL… it would jump here and there everytime I try to bath her, and ended I it’s me who is taking a bath! LOL

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Jemima, yup :devil:

    Wuching, coz every dog is different ma.

    Ms Pretty, thanks! (Chester said) haha

    Neo, yes he can swim. We brought him to PD once. :star:

    Hedo, roll around the garden? Eeeee I cannot tahan that. :tongue:

    Hcfoo, aiyo u make me so guilty. 🙁

    Yvy, fuiohh your pups very terror la. Chester only want to go inside the house after mandi.

    Dreamcatcher, teach him snorkeling first la. You teach? :tongue:

    Lamyhome, Hello! Thanks for informing me.

    Kev, Thanks…
    Eventhough Chester love bathing time I would still end up wet. :hypnotized:

  • Reply Nyree June 14, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Ooo your chester looks so adorable! I wish we had more space here to own a Golden Retriever but our space is limited. 🙂 I know how Golden Retrievers love to run and play! 🙂

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 14, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Nyree, hello there. 🙂 What about Jack Russell Terrier? They’re cute, small and smart.

  • Reply dreamcatcher June 15, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    reckon he’s a better student than u!!! water confidence… n at least i won’t be shooed off for trying to teach, heh!heh!

  • Reply vhanded June 17, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    I too have a dog, but not as cool as your Chester, and not as steady as your Chester during bathing. A nice dog.

  • Reply pacco June 18, 2007 at 11:43 am

    i think ur chester is not d only GR tat hates water….hahah

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 18, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Dreamcatcher, yalor me scare of water. 🙁

    Vhanded, have you blog bout your dog? I would love to read about your dog. 🙂

    Pacco, yes I guess there are other GR like that too. :tongue:

  • Reply Kleio da Muse June 18, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    I dislike bathing my dogs. I always feels like I am the one being bath in the end. They shake their bon-bon too much and too early AND too fast for me to escape the water *roll eyes*.

    Chester is so darn cute all wet and sexy. 😀

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 18, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Kleio, Chester listen to ‘shake your bon-bon’ command after bath only. During bathing time? I still kena soak. :doh:

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