Dog, and how he came to be irresistible

After the drama of the last few days, I thought it was time for some light relief. 

(Quick update on my mother-in-law… She was discharged this evening and seems in fine spirits although I think this is more about going home than actual health. We are concerned but hopeful that she will get some further outpatient care and they’ll figure out what happened. They’ve ruled out a pulmonary embolism, thank goodness. Thank you for everyone’s well wishes.)

So I’ve been meaning to tell you this story about Dog. But first let me tell you about the universal appeal of Jo Malone. I’m assuming you’ve heard of it, but if you haven’t, it’s a high end fragrance brand that I think pretty much everyone (female) I know likes. (I told T about this one year as he was in charge of purchasing a leaving gift for a lady in the office, and they were all super impressed about how amazing he was, which I attribute to my tip on Jo Malone rather than the fact that he actually is amazing.) Anyway, the main things you get from Jo Malone are stupidly expensive scented candles, cologne, and bath/shower stuff. Today I actually got some for L to say thanks for saving T’s mum’s life, so I reckon it’s a suitable gift on most occasions!

When I realised with my burgeoning bump and the desire to do something pampering that baths would be one of the things I’m still allowed to do, I decided to get myself some Jo Malone bath oil. You don’t actually need a big vat of it because a tiny bit goes a long way. The great thing about Jo Malone is that it comes in really fancy packaging so it’s pretty much a no effort present. And I like having it sitting on my bathroom shelf for pampering purposes.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I decided it was getting cold so I wanted to have a nice bath. I settled in with my science/parenting book and luxuriated in Lime Basil & Mandarin scented water. Delicious! Soothing! If you’ve never tried it, I totally recommend it…


When my bath had cooled down and I was ready to get out, I decided that I may as well give Dog a dunk. He doesn’t have a bath very often and nor do I, but it’s a good way to get him clean as he’s not that pleased about the shower.

Dog was clean and lovely and we were all happy. I didn’t think anything more of it, until…

The next day I took him for a walk. As soon as one of his friends saw him, this dog literally started shoving his head between Dog’s legs and enthusiastically sniffing/licking. We thought this was fairly comical, as he’s the same type dog as Dog, and so they look very cute together, and they usually play but on this day his dog friend decided that he couldn’t get enough of Dog’s nether regions.

And then the other dogs in our dog walking group turned up, and one by one they ended up seemingly attracted to Dog. Now, Dog is a little dog, so the sight of a number of dogs all pushing each other out of the way to try and sniff his undercarriage really was quite a sight to observe.

Dog even tried running away but the other dogs were running after him like he was the Pied Piper or something. It was hilarious. 

Turns out second hand Jo Malone baths make dogs irresistible…

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25 comments

      • gwenniesgardenworld

        I used to have a labrador and a westie and when the westie came home after a trip to the hairdresser, the lab din’t even recognise her cos of her perfume…..

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      • gwenniesgardenworld

        they don’t like going to the hairdresser that’s for sure but some dogs just need a regular trim, my two are small white dogs and when they come from the hairdresser they are snow white and they smell gorgeous…not for long though 😀

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      • Nara

        Oh yes, they always look great for a minute and then they get all mucky again. I couldn’t have white dogs for the same reason I don’t wear white clothes! 😂

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      • gwenniesgardenworld

        oh well they surprise us every day don’t day, I had a dog once that loved pickled herring ! my husband used to say : he was perhaps a seal in his former life ?

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  1. Marixsa

    Glad you MIL is okay! What a scare that was. Hopefully they’ll figure out what happened very soon.

    And I laughed so hard about Dog’s irresistible-ness story! Is it fair to say that Dog is now Scent-sational? (bad joke haha).

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    • Nara

      Haha very good!! Yes he is scent-sational 😂

      Am hoping outpatient treatment works out what was wrong with MIL so it doesn’t happen again. It really was a shocker.

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  2. Courtney

    Poor Dog! Is it a crime that I’ve never heard of Jo Malone?

    So glad to hear about your MIL, sad to hear about your other relative. Your mom is a saint for being there.

    I’m sorry I’ve been MIA… I’m having a rough time over here, as you know. I need to get my head back in the game.

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    • Nara

      Oh wow! You need some Jo Malone in your life! Even if you don’t like the perfumes and stuff, there are candles and things! They definitely have it in the US as I saw it there!

      Really sorry you are having a tough time right now. You don’t have to get back in the game! Don’t put pressure on yourself! It’s okay to take some time out.

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    • Nara

      Hahahaha honestly!!! I’m not very girly either! It must be a city thing! (It’s my go to present for females! They’re always well impressed!)

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    • Nara

      Ha! No, I had one the other day and he came running in and was like, “No thanks, after what happened last time, I think I’ll pass!” 😂

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  3. tidleone

    Hilarious. We have a Lhasa Apso and I have him groomed and whenever I do his two doggy besties go crazy for him – it must be the perfume. Apparently a well perfumed dog is an irresistible dog!

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