Meet Slinky, a small long-haired dachshund whose owner Melissa Liu spoils her. Melissa, 28, began documenting his at-home spa sessions and the sausage dog, who is 11 weeks old, went viral on TikTok. Several other treatments, like head massages, facials, and paw massages, are included in the pup’s relaxing time. Slinky is frequently photographed wearing cucumber slices over his eyes and listening to music through headphones as Melissa looks after him.
His 30,000 Instagram followers have nicknamed him The Spa Dog as a result of his viral recordings. ‘My husband and I had been obsessed with dachshunds for a time before we chose to have Slinky,’ Melissa, from Melbourne, Australia, said. ‘When he first came home, he was a little nervous because everything was new and scary to him, so we gave him some space to decompress, and now he’s at ease with us.’
‘We began giving him spa days because we were spending more time at home, and since he isn’t old enough to go for walks, it’s something we enjoy doing together.’ ‘It aids in his relaxation and peace.’ ‘I start by playing with him to calm him down, and once he’s sound asleep on my lap, I’ll put him on the sofa and massage his face and paws, which he enjoys.’
‘At least once a week, he goes to the spa.’ Slinky’s fame has grown to the point where his followers are always requesting Melissa to release more content from his pamper sessions on the internet. ‘The majority of people adore our videos and think they’re incredibly sweet,’ Melissa, a talent acquisition advisor, said.
‘It’s so sweet how he falls asleep so quickly when I tuck him in and begin giving him the treatments.’ ‘I got the idea to put cucumbers on his eyes from a viewer.’ ‘People adore his big paws, and the videos have received hundreds of shares.’ ‘We’re incredibly grateful for all of the support we’ve received.’