What’s one to do when one can’t bathe his or her dog? For nearly seven years after I’d rescued Gracie, a German Shepherd-Border Collie mix, I’d only been able to bathe her twice. Both times were studies in human-dog wrestling with neither of us winning.
A typical bath leaves my bathroom splattered with mud and suds. I am drenched and exhausted from the ordeal, and it ends with Gracie panting, shaking, and scraping at the door to escape the water.
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