Dogs Hear Mom Running The Bath And Immediately Make Themselves Invisible

They're really not into it 🙈🙈😂

Sullivan and Sampson may be brothers, but they definitely have very different outlooks when it comes to water activities. 

“Sullivan is an avid swimmer in our pool and out in the nearby lakes and rivers,” Theresa Milke, the dogs’ mom, told The Dodo. “He loves to chase ducks and beavers that are swimming in the water. Sampson, however, just isn't a fan of water in general, he will go in a lake or river but only up to his chest and only if his paws will touch bottom. He will get on a pool float and float around in our pool but that's about it.”

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Theresa Milke

Regardless of their different viewpoints, though, they can definitely agree on one thing — neither of them is a big fan of bath time

Even though Sullivan loves swimming, he hates baths just as much as Sampson does, and they’re always trying to find ways to get out of having to take them. 

“I have no idea why it is that they aren't fans of bath time, probably just because they like to be dirty,” Milke said. 

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Theresa Milke

If the dogs realize their mom is getting ready to give them a bath, they’ll plant themselves firmly on a bed or couch and absolutely refuse to move. Sometimes, though, they realize too late and end up trapped in the bathroom as their mom runs the water, and when that happens, they have to come up with more creative ways to hide. 

One day, both dogs were locked in the bathroom with Mom as she readied their bath. When she was finally ready for them to get into the tub, she turned around — and discovered them both hiding in the funniest spot. 

“When I turned around to tell one of them to get in the tub, this is what I saw (both of them hiding behind the robes),” Milke said. “I quickly grabbed my phone and started recording and couldn't stop laughing. When I removed the robes they had the ‘Oh crap’ look in their eyes.” 

Theresa Milke

While Milke had to give the dogs points for their creativity, it didn’t work, and of course they ended up having to bathe anyway. Despite the fact that they never succeed, Sullivan and Sampson still try to hide from every bath, even if it’s just behind each other. 

“Typically it's Sullivan hiding behind Sampson and it takes much coaxing to get Sullivan in the tub,” Milke said. “Sampson has taken the stance that Sullivan has to go first and then he will reluctantly get in the tub.”

Theresa Milke

Once they're in the tub, the baths go pretty smoothly, but that still doesn’t stop them from being just as opposed to the next bath. It’s OK, though, because their bath time hiding adventures are hysterical and adorable, and always provide some much-needed entertainment and laughs for the whole family.

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