A while back I posted a story about a dirty little (well, he was actually rather large, but I like the sound of “dirty little”) Panda bear who came to live with me for a while, just to get cleaned up. If you are interested in the whole story you can click here to read the post http://customteddys.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html.
The next stage of development for this lucky bear was her bath. After sitting around and visiting with Woody for about a month, it became necessary to provide her with a new nose and a much needed bath.
The only way I know to safely wash a bear is to use cold water, Woolite and a terrycloth rag.
The bear is gently washed by hand, section by section. After each section is washed, I rinse, using the same method but without the Woolite.
After two sessions of wash and dry, and a final brushout, red bow and huge human hug… I am ready to send this guy home!
Happy trails! Love from Vicki