It begins. Have mercy on us sinners…

Little Bear’s starting to drop his winter coat. For the next several months I shall begin and end each day by cursing whichever of his ancestors decided she just had to have sex with that Newfie.

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9 Responses to It begins. Have mercy on us sinners…

  1. Kentucky says:

    Does he allow you to groom him?

    Looks like it would be a daily task as well.

  2. MJR says:

    On the plus side, if you do it long enough you’ll have enough spare hair to build a new dog or at least a reasonable facsimile of one.

  3. coloradohermit says:

    Or you could use it to insulate the new bedroom.

  4. Judy says:

    Or take up spinning and knit yourself a sweater.

  5. Robert says:

    Mercy will come later; yer paying your penance now.

  6. Joel says:

    In Spring I often threaten him that if he doesn’t behave I’ll knit another dog that looks just like him. He hates brushing with a deep passion, possibly because the only brush I ever found that could get down to the undercoat is a wicked thing that has been known to snag tender bits LB was saving for his wedding night. I can really hardly blame him, but he mats up so easily while he’s shedding that I have to be firm. He figures he can keep from getting his ass brushed by sitting down, only to learn I’m strong enough to pick him up by the tail – which he also hates. And lord, that stuff felts up on his ass so bad he can barely shit if I don’t keep at it.

    It’ll be every morning and every evening from now through the spring and summer.

  7. coloradohermit says:

    Have you ever tried clippers for his rear end? Our Aussie had the same problem with matting and the clippers did a good job. She hated it by the way.

  8. Unclezip says:

    The Berner is starting to shed. Burned out the first Bissel of the year, and we’re bringing out the standby Hoover. Walmart tomorrow for spares.

  9. Joel says:

    Funny you should say that. Yesterday BB offered to buy a Black & Decker dustbuster, that will run on the batteries from my other cordless tools. If they ever make a cordless shop vacuum, I’ll want one.

To the stake with the heretic!