The Great Shed Is Upon Us




Many of our friends have noticed that Austin seems to lose hair every time you pet him. They seem not to believe that we brush him. Wow- he is losing lots of hair, you should brush him.
Really? Why didn't I think of that?
Now don't get me wrong, Austin loves being groomed. Even though he frequently smells like aerosolized waste we do take care of him. Austin is a pretty pretty princess after all. he knows how important it is to look pretty.
One of the benefits of going camping this last weekend was that the great shed started with Austin. Each year it happens. Austin gets brushed for maybe an hour and still loses hair as he walks around. He lays on the floor and leaves great clumps everywhere. I vacuum twice a day and constantly pick up hair. It is then that I realize that some of Austin's undercoat is white. Our backyard is covered in a layer of this short white hair.
Tips for surviving the great shed:
NEVER brush the dog inside.
You can get your dog groomed, but you will need to do it every day for two weeks.
Your house will still be filled with hair.
A mutt can have a short lab coat and thick coat like a Shepherd.- Way more hair than other dogs.
You are lucky if your dog is a princess like mine.
Don't waste your time with a lint roller. it won't help at all.

Do you ever wish that there was a vacuum hair removing product for dogs? Although our little princess is terrified of the vacuum so we probably wouldn't use it.

kathryn (June 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM)  

Why isn't Austin a prince? Doesn't this cause him gender confusion?

HeatherandTanner (June 8, 2010 at 3:47 PM)  

Ok, I swear that I have seen an infomercial for a vacuum-like dog hair remover....

If I didn't, maybe it's because it totally should have been invented already!

Mel (June 8, 2010 at 8:09 PM)  

Our cats were having serious shedding issues once the weather got warmer, and our local pet store recommended this:
http://www.furminator.com/

I was skeptical, but tried it. Amazing. Seriously.

Saralou (June 18, 2010 at 1:52 AM)  

I can totally relate...

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