I *HEART* Stinky Breath!
I’ve heard about a particular phenomenon with first-time parents who have become obsessed with the smells of their new babies: they love the smell of their skin, the smell of their hair, the smell of their little hands and feet. I admit that babies have a general good smell about them; however, I have also been informed by first-time parents that they even love the smell of their babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s diapersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦as a not-yet-baby-parent, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say I quite understand THAT one. What I CAN say is that I love my furry babiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ doggie breathÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and may I just say that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a stinky one!For some weird reason, I am absolutely obsessed with Pom PomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s breath Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I actually think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one of the best smells on Earth! I will stuff my face in her face just to get a sniff of it. When I get a whiff of that stinkiness, it just makes me want to smother her with kisses. Lately, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve started noticing that CasperÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got a little stinkiness going on too!
Of course, doggie dental care is uber important and I try to adhere to the rules of 3-4 times a week of teeth brushingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦this is especially important for poor Pom Pom, who suffered eight tooth extractions last summer due to poor dental health from her Ã¢â‚¬Å“former lifeÃ¢â‚¬Â (weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been trying to catch up on her dental health ever since we got her). But as everyone knows, 3-4 times a week of brushing your dogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s teeth is hard work, no matter how good your dog may be about it.
I LOVE the smell of Pom PomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stinky breath, but now an extreme feeling of guilt accompanies that love since I know how badly she needs to be kept on a strict teeth brushing regimen. So now IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m learning to cope with a smaller dose of stinky breath, and while I am happy that my dogs are receiving the dental care they need, I will always *heart* that fabulous stinky breath.