Seattle, WA – When Costa Rican immigrant Sergio Villalobos dropped off his dog Brutus at the local Wiggles & Wags doggie wash, he could not have predicted it would become an all-day affair.
“Brutus is just a little guy,” says Villalobos. “I figured we’d be in and out of there in 10 minutes tops.
Villalobos checked Brutus in to the dog wash complaining of a horrific smell emanating from his pooch, and was hopeful that the professional groomers could remove it. As it turned out, however, the smell that Villalobos was complaining about was his own body odor.
“It was really embedded in the dog’s fur,” said professional dog groomer Daryle Rico. “I don’t know if you’ve ever stood downwind from a Costa Rican before, but whewee!”
Despite repeated shampoos and rinsing, Brutus still stank to high heaven. “This is not the kind of stink you just hose off a dog,” said Rico. “We may have to nuke this stink out.”
After 12 hours in the tub, dog groomers finally called it quits. “In all my years of washing dogs,” said Rico, “this is the first time I’ve ever had to throw in the towel.”
Villalobos later returned home to lay in his own filth.