Hair of the Dog

One of the great joys of living in a Siberian Husky household is each dog molts fur twice a year. Oh, and somehow, Hu-Dad sounds slightly sarcastic when he says “great joys.” Shrug, just a little hair of the dog, Hu-Dad.

far falling

Typhoon watching turkeys, and Hu-Dad eyeing fur falling off of Typhoon Phooey.

Typhoon was the first to shed his winter coat, so he is apparently predicting an early winter as well. Or he is just playing yet another practical joke on Hu-Dad.

how many are fur plucking

How many of you are trying to pluck my fur right now?

The bad news for you addicted fur pluckers (and, yes, Hu-Dad is one of those), Typhoon hates plucking. And being brushed. And being blown by our Air Force Commander we talked about just last week. In fact, if you attempt to remove fur from Typhoon in any manner, he screams. Yes, screams.

fur dropping

I prefer my fur dropping naturally – all over the house.

So, sorry, fur pluckers of the world, Typhoon refuses to play that game. Thus, you will get to see shaggy Typhoon pictures for the next week or two. Even reading this blog might lead to you finding dog hair on your clothes. You have been warned.


  1. Annie Worthington on July 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I thought I was the only one that “plucked” my Husky. Glad to see its a normal thing. I just can’t help my self & have to do it. Both my girls love the brushing but only for so long then its like oh we’re done now they get up & move away. Brats they are

    • The Thundering Herd on July 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      I am Hu-Dad. I am a Sibe-Pluck-Aholic.

  2. KJ Pierson on July 12, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Leena will accept some brushing, but if I went near her with the air force commander she’d destroy it. Will the little prince let you give him rubs….and in the process remove the fur that way? Say with one of those hand mitt things?

    • The Thundering Herd on July 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Hu-Dad has mitts,too, and Typhoon says no way. So, Hu-Dad uses the old fashion hand rubbing without plucking and a mix of scratching. That usually lasts for 5-10 seconds before Ty does his “Don’t Touch Me” dance, but at least it gets some hair off.

  3. jan on July 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Maybe Typhoon’s fur has nerve endings.

  4. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on July 12, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Mom sez: No, Typhoon is definitely NOT alone in not liking to be brushed, blown, or anything resembling hair removal from him. Ice is the same. In fact, of all the Sibes we’ve had, our new little Ebby is the anomaly. She LOVES being brushed.

  5. Lauren Miller (ZoePhee) on July 12, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Oh no! Poor Typhoon! I have met so many huskies that hate grooming! He’s not alone.

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