|"Is that all my fur???"|
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Just Blowing (Fur) in the Wind...
Calling all fellow Sibe (and furry canine) owners! Let us join together to celebrate...the continuing shedding season! Oh, yes, we are a hu-parenthood of folks who prepare for this twice a year by getting out the groomer's phone number and/or your own grooming tools: the pet blow dryer, the combs, brushes, and rakes, the special de-shedding shampoos, and my main weapon of choice - the ever-needed, ever-fabulous pet fur & lint rollers I am always armed with for their constant fur deposits to our clothes and furniture!
As a hu-parenthood, we are all familiar with terms such as "fur tumbleweeds," "finger-plucking or finger-raking," "Don't shake!" and the ever-popular, "Get me the lint roller!" Even after a (constant) clean sweep of the house and deck, a simple stroll into the kitchen to make a pot of coffee leaves swirling mists of fur kissing my bare feet, as rolling white tumbleweeds gently make their way across the floor. Flip the ceiling fan on, and Hello! Sibe fur swirls all around my face, eagerly greeting me for the day. Step out onto the (their) deck, and the fur gets really excited, clammering for human attention as it swirls about my every movement, floating through the air giving the effect of light snow, hence the phrase I use a lot, "snow furries." Some of the fur on the deck floor even hurriedly clusters into huge masses, like gangs of hu-fans at a rock concert.You know what I'm talking about!
And just in case you are new to this wonderful (if not furry) world of the Siberian Husky, here for your viewing pleasure, is a little slideshow with just a little sample what shedding season is like! Popcorn anyone? Oh wait, is that fur in the bowl???
It seems as though this summer season is taking a toll on their shedding. They are shedding more and longer it seems, most likely from all the extremely hot days when they were basking in the A/C; guess the cooler temps faked the fur into thinking it was needed! And even before the last bits of undercoat will be shimmied out through their finer top coats, their new winter coats begin to grow. It's a timeless cycle Sibe owners learn to embrace. Which I do. So, here I stroll through the swirling mists of fur and smile as I sip my coffee and reach down to greet my five beautiful, happy faces and engage in some human chit-chat and Husky woos.
Then I begin the several-times daily routine of grooming and plucking and sweeping and sweeping and sweeping. All the while thinking about the different things to do with their fur. I am packaging up their sheds and will be sending it off for a recycled use. What will that use be? You'll have to read a later post for that! ;-)