Monday, July 28, 2008

Pile O' Sally

There is no end to the shedding of dog hair at my house. On any given day, one might find fur bunnies the size of Yorkie's in all the corners.
After finishing the vacuuming this morning, I turned around to find brand new tufts of Sallyfur on the rug behind me. It was the last straw...Even though I had other, more important, things to do today, the grooming couldn't wait.

Except for the dog comb in the corner, there is little point of reference in this photo: But trust me, the pile of Sallyfur that I brushed out this morning was BIG. It took me about an hour to get this far. The fur filled a plastic shopping bag. One of the boys combed this much out of Sally just last week. I figure I have two more brushings to go before she is shed out. Blah...


Tifany said...

Great picture of Sally! I think I would put up with the hair in place of Dodge. He may have a low maintenance coat, but he is a high maintenance dog! Hopefully one of these days I'll be blessed with a good farm dog, and not the deaf, separation anxious couch dwelling gray guy that is currently sacked out next to me!

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Sally is a pretty girl. I'll tell her you said HI.

I used to dream of the day I could get rid of Greta Grub (the flea bitten red shaggy thing that barked at you when you drove in.) Then I started taking pictures of her and writing about her and I started to like her.

She's absolutely worthless. And I've spent more money on her than the other dogs combined. She hasn't learned how to leave porcupines alone.

But exasperation makes for comedy if you let it. Celebrate his worst traits. If he's as bad as you say, Dodge has the potential to become the latest Star of Rice River! LOL :)

Take care!

Tammy said...

I can so relate! I have a collie, and the older she gets, the harder it is to get all that undercoat out. It's amazing how much fur can come off these dogs. Sally is a lovely girl and probably appreciates having all that itchy stuff off her.

Nancy K. said...

What a lovely GSD. I've always loved German Shepherds. My English Shepherd is blowing undercoat too and I'm actually saving what I brush and am going to try spinning it (one of these days ..... in my spare time)