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This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features
Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.
A Walk on the Trashy Side
June 4, 2023
Maybe my neighbors didn’t notice, but I took a walk on the trashy side last week and need to confess my mistake.
Way Back Wednesday
Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,700 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.
We Had A Little Snow
Our winter may have been mild so far, but, like much of the east coast, we had a little snow this week. And so we had a little fun.
My Daddy, IceMan, is starting to blow coat now, too, but so far, mine (me, Ayla) is still intact. My hu-Mom says there used to be a lady in Carcross, Yukon, who made sweaters, toques, mitts, scarves, etc. with “blown Siberian wool”, too, but not sure if she’s still there or not.
yes, yes I am
Stop on by for a visit
Yes. Very tempting…
Kisses and hugs
Must be a mom/dad-thing. (she always pulls on ours!)
jack & moo
Mom is singing “When It’s Sibe-Plucking Time in the Carolinas”. Mom’s weird like that.
mom says she would help pluck it out, but would prefer you leave it somewhere outside our house – we leave enough furs around….
Oh Frankie – already??? Maddox has had a few tufts but I beg him to not blow coat yet – winter isn’t over!
And yes, I love pulling those tufts out.
My bunny sister’s fur is doing the same thing.
Your pal, Pip
Our Oakley is blowing his coat now, too! Funny thing is…if you pluck the fluff he acts as if you are removing a very essential body part! Ohhh the Siberian drama 😉
Just think of the sweaters that could be knit if you’d donate that floof! The Hu-Dad could make a fashion statement as the guy who really looks like his dogs! 😉
Yes, I admit it. We have one blowing a coat in Jan…in Alaska. What is that all about.
I SOOOOOOO know Kiska’s pain –
My mom won’t stop making Siberian snowballs –
Winter has our furs so confused. And yes, the Mom is plucking away – she admits she IS a pluckaholic.
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
I miss my Zippo!!! Being part Newfy he really used to blow his coat…could not resist that plucking!!
Pluck, pluck, pluck, so hard to resist not plucking
That’s a sleeping furball! LOL!
Mum says she already has enough tumbleweeds in the house thanks to Teddy, so you can keep all Frankie’s furs for yourself.
OMG, I remember those days with my Angel! Pulling clumps of hair or brushing it out—man, I swear you could knit mittens with all that hair!
actually there is a place in Alaska where you can ship all the fur/hair and they make yarn from it, so you CAN knit thing with it. no joke! it was in MUSHING! Magazine.
I had a friend spin some of Zoe’s fur but most of it was too short to spin successfully. Using just the undercoat fibers, they need to be at least 1.5″ long, and Zoe’s were more like 1″. She ended up spinning the fur with some wool, and it made a cozy yarn.
Yup we admit it, we are trying to reach through the screen and pluck some of your blowing coat :p
Licks and lots of grooming slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes
Plucking out the fur is my favorite part about huskies blowing their coat