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I brushed my dog

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It took an hour and a half and involved four brushes, two combs, leave-in shampoo, one pair of scissors, one tick tool (YUCK!), saline, cleaning wipes, a pair of rubber gloves, grooming spray and leave-in conditioner.

Henry for scale. I had to hoover the whole room and myself and there's still fur everywhere.

I do love a good groom. I'd say this was about an 80% complete 'do', I even trimmed his feets and everything.
13th Jun 2012, 14:03   | tags:

Viv says:

wow - a major operation!

13th Jun 2012, 15:38

mat says:

When I get the fine comb and scissors out, it's a big job - usually it's just a 15 min run over with the pin brush, rake and slicker.

I only do it on this scale a couple of times a year. But it's worth it - his coat is so lovely afterwards. That of it which isn't on the floor or my clothing.

13th Jun 2012, 16:00

Twiglet says:

I think we now need to see Lemmy all sleek and spruced up!

13th Jun 2012, 16:13

mat says:

he looks pretty much the same, but he feels so soft and smooth and his coat ripples while he walks and in the wind.

'course, we've been out in the woods since these pictures, so he's all covered in bits of leaf and twigs and so on.

13th Jun 2012, 17:25

swamprose says:

first it was the shed and now Lemmy. He's sharp as a pencil.

13th Jun 2012, 22:45

bronxelf says:

You could knit another dog.

14th Jun 2012, 12:48

mat says:

that is absolutely perfect. a little plushie Lemmy made from his own fur.

14th Jun 2012, 13:28

Wendle says:

Ever thought about going into the dog grooming business?

14th Jun 2012, 15:44

mat says:

I have actually considered it. There's a dog groomer's training school just around the corner from where I live. I know a guy who has a portable dog-grooming van and he's generally booked up about nine or ten months in advance - so there's clearly no shortage of demand.

The last groomer I paid to do the job didn't do as good a job as I can, and I don't have an NVQ like she proudly displayed on the wall.

14th Jun 2012, 16:03

Viv says:

I have this feeling that whenever you do a job 'properly' very few people would do it better :)

14th Jun 2012, 17:11

silar31 says:

When I had Samoyeds growing up, we would take the brush-outs from their spring shed, and put them in the woods behind my house, then watch the little birds (chickadees, nuthatches, finches, etc). take it away. Over the years, we found a number of nests that were lined with white fur. Spoiled baby birds in the old 'hood. :)

18th Jun 2012, 01:35