Before we made the commitment to add another pet to our family, there was much research and discussion in regard to what breed would be best.
As our new pet would primarily be our son's pal, we were certain that we wanted him to share the experience of raising a pet from the pup stage.
My daughter, whose personal pets are cats she's had since they were kittens, wanted a Lhasa Apso. My husband was hoping for a manly breed, like a Shepherd or Rott.
My favorite breed is Bernese Mountain, but with their short life expectancy and intolerance for Michigan's humidity, not a practical choice for us at this time. Not to be deterred, putting all of my persuasive Mom skills into play, I nearly had them all convinced that my second choice, the Hovawart, was the best option. That is, of course, until my husband discovered their precious price tag! (so close!)
In the end, as was only right, my son made the final selection from the 'parental approved' breed list. Predictably, he chose a Lab. With the breed's typically friendly demeanor and high activity level, we approved, looking forward to the inherent exercise and family walks that would be involved.
Then there is the "water factor"...
Atypical for a Lab, our boy was not always a fan of the water. You can read more about that here, if you'd like.
In any case, our favorite place to exercise our boy is at the local "free range" dog park, where he can run and run to his doggy heart's content and swim like the best of them in the dog pond.
There is a down-side,however...
cleaning him up afterward! Not only after adventures in the dog park, either!
If there's dirt, he'll find it.
If there's something truly unsavory smelling,
he'll roll in it.
And want to cuddle afterward.
I was thrilled, THRILLED, to be given an opportunity to test the Water-LESS Pet Bath Towel, as you might imagine!
While I do prefer a fresh, clean pup, there are simply times...
such as when we leave the dog park and have to load him in our vehicle...
when a full bath is just not practical.
The Water-LESS Pet Bath Towel is a life (and upholstery) saver!
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We did not hesitate to put this product to the test on our very next trip to the dog park! True to the claims, it worked like a charm!
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