Cleaning Up, Feeling Good

Hu-Dad helped Frankie to remove some of his blowing coat by cleaning him up, and he is feeling quite good about the results.

Don't I look better, kid?

Don’t I look better, kid?

As we mentioned yesterday, Frankie decided this was a good week to blow coat. The undercoat just exploded and he looked like a mess – not the Frankie Suave that we all know. Hu-Dad whipped out the trusty Metro Air Force Commander (Amazon Affiliate Link) and blew the undercoat away! In fact, here is a little teaser, guess what tomorrow’s Film Friday is? Yep, the removing of the undercoat! Stay Tuned.

I am the star tomorrow.

I am the star tomorrow.

It’s Thursday, so must be time for Throwback Thursday! This video answers the question whether we ever slip and slide on the wood floors in the house.


  1. C. Donahue on July 7, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Could you explain when you use the crates? Is there a “nap time” so you get some peace and quiet during the day? Thanks, as there is never a nap time at this house……darn!

    • The Thundering Herd on July 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

      We have a set of crates outside and a set of crates inside (plus a set in the S-RV, but that’s not relevant to this answer). For the most part, the crates are used – with the doors open – by the dogs at random times throughout the day as their dens. For the most part, they claim particular crates and everyone else respects that and stays out. It’s a quiet place.

      The outdoor crate doors are closed primarily for meals (we have breakfast and dinner on the “veranda,” as proper dogs should). Some of us eat faster than others, so closed doors allow everyone to finish in peace.

      The indoor crate doors are closed primarily when Hu-Dad leaves the house. We aren’t allowed to stay outside when he is gone (wild creatures roam our woods), and some of us quite creative exploration habits. When he calls for us to go to the crates, we race there, settle down and nap. Fortunately, he rarely leaves the house.

      Most of us sleep in our crates at night – doors open or closed (depends on who). The exceptions are Frankie, who sleeps on the human bed, and Typhoon who prefers the hardwood floor (go figure that out).

      Hope that answers the question! Thanks for asking.

  2. Juno's mom on July 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Frankie looks like he feels great! (The toe fur dilemma we have is that it protects their pads in summer and winter, but makes them slip on floors. We make them come in slowly so they don’t injure a joint or hip.)

  3. Lori on July 6, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Slip slidin away ???? ???? We aren’t carpeted either and Izzy makes some pretty graceful moves too! Frankie Suave, you look gorgeous ????????

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