Owner became fed up of wet dog making a mess after bath time so she bought him a £3.50 bargain

For some dog owners, getting their dog into the bath for a wash can be the difficult part, for others, making them dry and stopping them from soaking the house and leaving a trail of wet fur in their track is the bigger issue.

Christina Thygesen from Stevenage has a 12-year-old dog who loves rubbing up against walls and doors after he’s had a shower.

But when it came time to re-decorate the house, Christina knew she couldn’t let little Alfie keep doing this, so she came up with a very simple way to stop him from making too much mess after a wash, costing her £3.50 to do.

So how did she do it? Well, she decided to buy Alfie his very own dressing gown, finished with a little hood.

Christina shared her top tip in a post on the Facebook group, Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, writing: “My dog likes to rub up against walls and doors when he’s had a shower, so I thought I would get him a dressing gown.

“Managed to find this cute one for £3.50 in the baby section in F&F, Tesco Stevenage.”

Besides this, Christina posted a photo of Alfie showing off his new Christmas-themed loungewear – and he looks so adorable!

Over 8,000 people liked her post, and over 860 people took the time to comment on it.

One user said: “Ahh that’s such a good idea my dog does the same and it drives me nuts because he is long-haired I end up with wet hair everywhere!”

“Love the idea of buying baby clothes instead of dogs clothes,” replied someone else.

“Omg good idea thank will be doing this,” proclaimed a third.

A different user wrote: “What a brill idea for my boy. Saves chasing him with towels lol.”

Christina explained that Alfie doesn’t mind wearing his dressing gown – despite what his face may say in the photo.

She added: “He’s 12 years old and has grown a bit more grumpy with age, which is why he doesn’t always look happy, but he would only be in the dressing gown for about five to 10 minutes anyway, which gives us enough time for a cuddle.”


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