When Corey and I got Hadley last Tuesday, the poor thing was desperately in need of a bath. She had been cooped up in a kennel 24/7 at the Humane Society and was stinky, sticky, and just all-around dirty. So, obviously, the first order of business that evening was to give her a bath.
So that, of course, got me thinking about the first bath experience for our other two dogs as well – we’ve made it a tradition to always snap a few photos of the first bath, so I thought it might be fun to look back at all of our dogs when they were tiny, new to the family, and getting bathed for the first time!
Cullen hated the bath (he still does!) and shivered the entire time, and for about 20 minutes afterwards. It was heartbreaking! Of course, we got him in January, so it wasn’t exactly warm outside!
Ranger wasn’t a fan of the bath either (though he LOVES it now!) but my favorite part about looking back at these photos is how incredibly tiny he was! Can you believe he was ever this small? He was a meager little 18 pounds when we first adopted him. Of course, someday we’ll be saying the same thing about Hadley!
Do you have any photos of your pet’s first bath? Anyone else love to go back and look at photos of your pets when they were babies? It makes me so nostalgic!