I've noticed that many people have commented on how Eva was always so perfectly groomed in the photos.
The reason we groom her is not because of the photos we are taking.
The main reason is because dogs (especially furry ones like Eva) shed a lot and if we don't groom them and remove all that dead hair, her fur is going to be flying around in our home a lot more than it already is. And yes, I know many of you are pretty used to seeing dog fur covering everything and to be honest, so am I now. However, before we had Eva, the dogs have stayed outside and were never allowed in.
I guess now I have to explain further on dogs staying outside as many might think it is abusive...
In Malaysia, the climate stays the same all year round, so there are no cold winters EVER.
MOST dogs in Malaysia live outside in their humans' compounds. MOST people in Malaysia live in a gated house, which means that the compound is fully fenced. Many people keep dogs to guard the house as robbery is very common.
I always said I'll NEVER have a dog in the house.
Guess you cannot ever say never.
So I do get bothered when I see furballs flying around and always try and pick them up.
Which is why I do this...
Eva used to be (as a puppy) a little wretch when it came to grooming.
She would run away and not let you catch her...wriggle out of your arms.
Now she's pretty good with it. We groom daily - 10 to 15 minutes is all it takes!
Which is why you always see her like this :)