Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dogs R Us

Some days I feel like I'm going to the dogs around here.

Especially when they shed. Or get fed up with one another. Or do something so amazingly cute that I can't help but fall in love with them all over again.

Now they're napping. Thank God!

It has been one of those mornings. Arf is getting new molars. I thought his teething was all done. He'll be one year old next month. But no! Little white nubs are poking through his gums.

What are his favorite chew toys? Socks. Not old ones we give him, but ones he sneaks from the laundry basket. He can grab a sock in half a second. And have it shredded in about five.

Add in the annual fall shedding season. Even though I brush them every day, if I skip one day vacuuming, it looks as if I haven't cleaned the floor in a month.

And there's all kinds of hair. Just so I don't get bored.

Both Woof and Arf have a soft, downy undercoat. Woof's is black; Arf's is tan.

Woof's silky topcoat is wavy and he's a tri-color. Arf's topcoat consists of two-inch bristles that are either silver, black, or black tipped with silver.

Since I haven't vacuumed yet today, there are no photos. You have no proof to present to the Health Department.

7 comments:

Laura Eno said...

I feel for ya! My 1 dog and 3 cats all shed.

Helen Ginger said...

It seems like just when you think you've got all the hair vacuumed up, the sun shines across the couch and you realize you haven't.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks, ladies. I feel like a hairball.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

No dogs here. Cats. Cats that shed. Black cat that sheds on my white sofa. Orange cat that looks outraged every time I grab the fur he's shedding and put it in the garbage.

Don't even mention hairballs...

Elspeth

Carol Kilgore said...

Orange and black - you're all set for Halloween with that combo. Maybe you could package some of each with a piece of candy and give out tricks and treats.

Michael Bracken said...

Two dogs, two cats, a rabbit, and me. Between us we shed enough hair in a day to knit a small dog.

Carol Kilgore said...

Knit a small dog - LOL! I'm still laughing.