Friday, March 23, 2007


Sadie's a short-haired dog, so you'd figure her shedding ought to be minimal.  I've had lots of terriers of different sorts, and they didn't shed so terribly.

But I swear, Sadie sheds cat hair.  That's what you find in corners, and along the edges of rooms:  balls of fluff, just like you get with cats.  It flies to places I don't even want to talk about.  Like, for instance, the kitchen range.  I find it in the bathroom, where Sadie doesn't even go, unless I'm giving her a bath.

Today I went out to work with my filly, Libby.  I put her through her paces in the round pen.  She's getting better and better at understanding my signals to turn, and when I give the signal to rest, she turns toward me immediately.  She is amazing. 

When we were done, I brought her to the barn for some grooming.  Dear Lord, the HAIR I encountered!  Huge handfuls of it.

I got on an upside-down bucket and groomed her from that point, so she'll get used to me being up there; I laid over her back on my belly to get her used to my weight.

I looked down at myself, and my T-shirt was covered in a layer of hair.


I came to the house spitting hair, wondering if it has lots of fiber.

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csandhollow said...

LOL Precious is a hairy horse. I swear all you have to do is look at her and you get hair everywhere!

siennastarr said...

Yummmm fiber!   NOT! lol


lanurseprn said...

LOL they gotta lose that winter coat, huh?
Thank goodness WE don't shed like that!

amy122389 said...

Mannnnn, can I relate.  We used to have pet hair tumbleweed from time to time, but then we got the Golden and oh.  my.  goodness.  Every time I brush him, we could create a whole new pet out of the fur he sheds.


tendernoggle said...

They are shedding for the summer!
love ya,

geocachelinda66 said...

Yup, animals are hairy creatures aren't they?  Linda

mutualaide said...

Just another wonderful sign of spring and better weather to come.  Yuck.  I don't have dust bunnies, I have lions and tigers and bears floating about.  

madcobug said...

Yuckkk, Patches is still shedding lots of hair also. Bet you are already having withdrawals from the internet LOL. Helen

suzypwr said...

I used to joke that we had another pet in the house - just put all the hairs and furballs in one place - it had to be enough for a whole new cat or dog! Then check the vacuum cleaner - all the human hair wrapped around the roller - ugh! We all shed!


randlprysock said...

Have a great weekend!

ksquester said...

Here's hoping you don't cough up a fur ball!   Anne