Thing about Angus is, he *loves* water. Once we start filling the play pool, he just sits in it and watches the world go by.
Here’s the problem: As he is sitting in the pool, Angus is soaking up the water like a sponge. When it’s time to go inside, he brings the pool with him, or at least the water part. It never occurs to him to shake a little. Nope, he goes in dripping, leaving Angus puddles all over the house.
It isn’t like ‘a’ towel helps either. It has to be several towels, and even then, Angus never completely dries out before he has to go out again and b-lines it to the pool.
The danger in this, more particularly the lack of drying out, is fungal infections on his skin. Our options are as follows:
1. Remove the play pool, that which is loved by The Idiots, Gracie and Angus, thereby causing anguish at Run A Muck Ranch;
2. De-sponge Angus.
In the interest of keeping happiness in the kingdom, we de-sponged Angus.
Shaving Angus saves his skin, and our towels. But shaving Angus has also just taken away one of his most important temperature regulators: His undercoat. Because of this, we have to watch him closely when he is outside as he could overheat pretty fast. Lucky for us, during the hot months, most of his outside time is spent lounging in the play pool anyway.