Samson Says: Mommy what's a Chihuahua and why are you dreaming about one?
Mommy: A Chihuahua is a very tiny dog that comes with very short fur.
Samson: Why are you dreaming about one?
Mommy: Cause if I had one, I wouldn't have to go through this:
Brushing, brushing, and brushing, yet not getting anywhere!
Samson: It isn't my fault you didn't brush me all winter.
And I can't help it's all coming out now.
The way you're pulling, I might get bald before it's all over.
Mommy: I don't think there's any risk of that.
Samson: Mommy, I'm tired now and it's getting hot. Can we be done for today?
Mommy: You're tired? What about me?
I'm brushing and brushing and pulling out big chunks of fur, but it's just a drop in the bucket.
Samson: That's not a bucket. Can I have my bone now?
Mommy: OK, Samson, here's your bone. You've been a really good dog and I wouldn't trade you for any fur-less critter in the world. But after four mornings like this, with all the fur still left to comb through, would anyone blame me for dreaming about one of these:
Samson to himself: If she gets one of those, it will be added to my mouse and lizard count in no time.
Oh, you poor things... both of you. What a job. Reminds me of the summer I took one of our sons to horse riding lessons every day. Another mother brought their Old English Sheepdog with her and spent the whole time each day brushing that huge ball of fur and poking it by the hands full into a large paper grocery bag (remember those?). Every day she had a bagful all mashed down, and it was still coming out. Samson, just tell Mommy that she is lucky to have you.ReplyDelete
Samson has more fur on one paw than this dog has on his whole body. but how would you HUG the little one, remember how much fun it is to hug a big old furry bear.... lots of work but lots of fun and love.ReplyDelete
i wasn't sure where this post was going, but as soon as i saw samson's hair, i burst out laughing!!!ReplyDelete
Samson, you'd be handsome even if you were bald! Besides, shaved heads are in fashion now.ReplyDelete
Sedona has a thick heavy coat as well and her undercoat is shedding big time. I understand the exhaustion completely. I brush and brush everyday and it doesn't seem to make a dent. Have you tried one of those ferminator combs? It works well on Sedona although her issue is undercoat -- she's not nearly as fluffy as Samson.ReplyDelete
Annette: No, what's a ferminator comb? I have to look that up. Samson has a thick undercoat but I haven't really gotten to that yet. I'm working on his shoulder overcoat, most of that will come off it seems like. When we get to the undercoat and the rear end, we will have arguments. Not to speak of the tail.ReplyDelete
Samson is a keeper. But I understand about the hair. I have three shedders.ReplyDelete
Ugh, I know the feeling. My house always has dog hair, even right after I clean it. It is a small price to pay the all the joy and love our dogs give us though.ReplyDelete
Jag måste trimma mina vovvar 2 ggr om året och det gör jag med fingrarna. Det brukar ta 2 tim. Ibland delar jag upp det då som nu Ayla inte alls är på humör att trimmas.ReplyDelete
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Samson is sooo darling! I'm just starting to learn about the shedding now that Luna is growing up. She's so much fun, though. ;)ReplyDelete
There's enough to spin and make a Samson sweater.ReplyDelete
What a good Mommy you are, Inger!ReplyDelete
I remember hearing that Sammi hair was used in making doll hair and you can sell it. That was a while ago but maybe there is still a market. Worth looking into it with the amount you got.ReplyDelete
You could weave a blanket with that much fur! I would opt for a groomer to do that job.ReplyDelete
Cute post, Inger!ReplyDelete
I totally understand what you're going through with the dog hair.
Samson and I seem to think alike! But, oh, I feel your pain (and his)! Trying to get that undercoat out is tough. It looks like you have gotten a few puppies out of Samson! Good luck!ReplyDelete
Small piece of wisdom for Samson: Never let your Mommy comb or brush your hair when she is mad at Daddy.ReplyDelete
so much fur!! Impressive.ReplyDelete
Mercy, don't tell me about summer shedding...two dogs and two cats and a house full of hairReplyDelete
I have long hair Chihuahua's and they too seem to have un-ending hair! I have considered shaving them but afraid it will just come back thicker.ReplyDelete
Poor you I know how much energy it takes to brush a dog. I have a long haired German Shepherd and the hair never stops coming. He hates the heat so just as well he lives in Scotland where we don't have any.ReplyDelete
Dear Inger, I broke out belly laughing at Samson's last thought. Oh, I'm still laughing. What a handsome and bright and witty fellow he is!!!ReplyDelete
LOL!! Oh Samson, you're mama would never want another dog to replace you. YOu are beautiful, even though you are a lot of work. Gracie gets to be quite the mess and I have a horrible time brushing her but I guess that's what we do for our pups that we love so much. You're so funny Samson... (((HUGS))) from Gracie!ReplyDelete
I imagine Angel took some time to brush as well -- my two are shedding all over right now and it's rather messy. I need to get them brushed! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Inger .. I can hear your 'pain' in the brushing .. the trouble is - it's addictive .. the more you brush out - the more you want to get more - I'm sure I'm right there?ReplyDelete
Samson - if 'she' gets one of those I don't blame you for having it for dinner ..
Cheers to you all .. Hilary