Poor Little Bear, #Many

Blow, evening breeze. Blow.

Blow, evening breeze. Blow.

On days like this I’m tempted to feel bad about adopting him. Then I remember he was born in Phoenix – so it was more in the way of a rescue.

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4 Responses to Poor Little Bear, #Many

  1. Robert Evans says:

    Any thoughts about acquiring clippers and removing all that hair during the summer, or having a groomer do it?

  2. Joel says:

    It’s been discussed and has never really been dismissed. I don’t have the wherewithal to get him to a groomer (and probably not to pay one) and he would not at this late date start letting me near him with clippers*. There have been times when he barely tolerated the brush, though he’s been better about it this year.

    Then again, the hair might do more good than harm. At least he doesn’t need to worry about sunburn.

    ETA: I wouldn’t leave him alone with a groomer, either, lest I get word from that person’s hospital bed that I’m being sued big time. But with me controlling the end with teeth we might get through it. I once thought he’d be all right alone with an X-ray technician because she was a cute and petite woman, which he always approves of. That…didn’t go so well.

  3. anon says:

    The noise of clippers is what dogs hate so we use hand clippers which are cheap and feel more like you are brushing him. After a couple of times he’ll soon twig that you doing it results in a much cooler dog.

  4. coloradohermit says:

    My parents had a long haired black dog that Mom had clipped down every summer. He’d hide for about 2 weeks, embarrassed to be seen naked I presume. Maybe you could get LB a kiddy pool for the yard and let him spend the summer cooling it in the water. That would of course present the problem of a wet dog in the house or a muddy dog if he rolled in the dirt to dry off. Oh well, he’s survived summers before.

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