Franklin is a golden retriever who loves getting dirty. When it gets to cleaning up however, well let’s just say he is not so galvanized about it. Anam Rahman, his mom, spends her days chasing the dog around as she understands splashing around is just not Franklin’s thing.
Rahman claims that baths for Franklin are not easy, to say the least. She says that he loves to play in the park and when he comes back, he ends up all muddy, especially if the weather was rainy, so the bath is a must.
Being an attorney, Rahman doesn’t have all the time in the world to spend chasing Franklin for a bath. Luckily, she found an amazing solution that Franklin loves and saves her time- that solution is called the kitchen sink.
Rahman said that she stumbled upon this idea by accident one day when she didn’t have time to give Franklin a full bath in the bathroom so she decided to just give him a fast shower in the sink. She added that this was also easier as she could do her paws and underbelly and didn’t have to wash his entire back.
One problem emerged however as Franklin grew overtime and didn’t fit in the sink. But this hasn’t stopped neither mum nor the 66-pound dog to adore the sink. Rahman says that he loves the sink and is super chill about getting a bath in it. She claims that she will occasionally give Franklin a much deserved full bath in the bathroom, but this alternative seems to be the fastest and the best for both of them.
Franklin doesn’t like to be carried around generally but this attitude completely changes when he is told that he is to get into the sink. He gives up control and is happy to hop in his mom’s arms.
Rahman says that she can notice when Franklin is distressed as he will start looking all over the place and pant a little more. In the sink however, he looks super at ease, has a smile on his face, and he likes to be washed by his mom. After he’s washed, he will jump right back into the mom’s arms.
One day in November, Rahman decided to post a picture on Instagram- a picture of Franklin sitting in the sink, looking all happy about it. The photo soon went viral. People even thought that it is a trick sink or that Franklin was photoshopped in there, but as Rahman claims, the photo is very much real and there are no digital effects involved whatsoever.
Rahman says that she loves her dog either way- clean or dirty- but she is glad that they have found a common ground of understanding. Rahman has dreamt of having a dog ever since she was a little kid and Franklin has by far even exceeded her expectations.
Rahman adds that she was always obsessed with golden retrievers and would get calendars with pictures of golden retrievers in there. After the year was done, she’d make sure to cut out the pictures and hang them on the walls. She just loved these types of dogs and their personality. So Franklin is a dream come true for her.