They’re just not into it. 🙈🙈😂
Sullivan and Sampson are brothers, yet they have completely different perspectives on aquatic sports.
“Sullivan is a passionate swimmer in our pool as well as in adjacent lakes and rivers,” the dogs’ mother, Theresa Milke, told us. “He enjoys swimming in the lake and chasing ducks and beavers.” Sampson, on the other hand, isn’t a lover of water in general; he’ll swim in a lake or river but only up to his chest and only if his paws contact the bottom. He’ll jump on a pool float and float about in our pool, but that’s all.”
Regardless of their differing points of view, they can both agree on one thing: neither of them like taking baths.
Even though Sullivan enjoys swimming, he despises baths just as much as Sampson does, and they are constantly looking for methods to avoid having to take them.
“I have no clue why they don’t enjoy bath time; it’s probably simply because they want to be dirty,” Milke explained.
When the dogs understand their mom is about to give them a bath, they will place themselves firmly on a bed or couch and refuse to move. Sometimes, though, they notice too late and wind up locked in the bathroom while their mother runs the water, in which case they must devise new methods to hide.
Both dogs were kept in the bathroom with Mom one day as she prepared their bath. When she was finally ready for them to enter the tub, she turned back to find them both hidden in the most amusing place.
“This is what I observed (both of them hiding behind the robes) as I turned around to order one of them to go in the tub,” Milke explained. “I grabbed my phone and began recording, and I couldn’t stop laughing.” They got the ‘Oh crap’ look in their eyes as I removed the robes.”
While Milke had to award the dogs points for their ingenuity, it didn’t work, and they had to bathe nonetheless. Sullivan and Sampson attempt to hide from every bath, even if it’s simply behind each other, despite the fact that they never succeed.
“It’s usually Sullivan hiding behind Sampson, and it takes a lot of persuasion to get Sullivan in the tub,” Milke explained. “Sampson has decided that Sullivan must go first, and then he will unwillingly enter the tub.”
The baths go rather well once they’re in the tub, but it doesn’t stop them from being just as opposed to the following bath. But that’s okay since their bath time hiding exploits are hilarious and charming, and they always offer much-needed entertainment and chuckles for the entire family.