Being bald has many advantages. I do not get fleas, I do not cause fur allergies, and I get to have a fabulous wardrobe! I have learned to be proud of being hairless but it took awhile. When I use to live in that scary place I heard words like ugly, reject, mongrel, and deformed.
Now that I am in my forever home I hear words like beautiful, lovely, unique and loved. I have come a long way from back in the shelter days but it is true that back then I didn't look too great. Because of neglect I had very infected skin and was covered in ugly blackheads. It's true!
I received excellent medical and cosmetic care from Dr. McCrary at The Animal Clinic of Eagle Harbor and my foster mom Barb Warner and when I got to my home I looked good but still required lots of skin care.
If you ever decide to adopt a hairless dog you should know...we are high maintenance! We do require clothing to keep us warm in the winter and lots of sunscreen and protective gear to keep us safe in the summer. It is also important to take good care of our skin.
My momma and dad have developed a routine for keeping my skin healthy and clean. I still have hundreds of little blackheads that they work on a little bit every day. In time mom thinks they will mostly be cleaned and healed.
Each day I get wiped off with baby wipes and lotion put on my skin.
Twice a week I get my full beauty treatment which includes a bath, mask, exfoliating scrub and lotion.
Mom and I decided to make a little video about my daily beauty routine.