After Dinner Entertainment – Plucking!

The Hu-Grandmom visited last night. Cheesewhiz volunteered for the best possible after dinner entertainment – plucking a blowing coat!

Go ahead and pluck away!

Go ahead and pluck away!

Cheoah has decided this would be a good week to blow coat. Her undercoat is always soft a soft, thick, fluffy fur – perfect for plucking. And best of all, Cheese loves the attention during plucking.

Turned over so Hu-Grandmom can have access to both sides.

Turned over so Hu-Grandmom can have access to both sides.

So Hu-Dad and Hu-Grandmom sat at the table and talked and plucked and sipped wine. It didn’t take long until the pile of fur was as tall as the wine bottle. Really – we can prove it!

Not bad for a little after dinner entertainment.

Not bad for a little after dinner entertainment.


  1. Mom 'n Ebby on August 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Mom sez: Ebby is into full “let’s blow coat” mode, too, these days. Mountains and mountains of it. Most days, she’s pretty good at allowing herself to be plucked, but the odd day, when she’s had enough, she gets up and disappears out into the yard. This has been the worst year ever for blowing coat, and we keep telling her she’s losing enough to “build a whole ‘nother Husky”!

  2. Linda Price on August 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I know some spinners who would love to get their hands on that, LOL!

  3. Lori on August 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    We also pluck the fur with our Akita!!! Quite a fun and addicting game!

  4. Juno's mom on August 6, 2017 at 11:41 am

    A shame Typhoon doesn’t share Cheoah’s tolerance for plucking. (I’ve collected fur for years and am having it spun into yarn to make several things. I found someone who does phenomenal work.)

    • The Thundering Herd on August 6, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Typhoon shrieks at the mere concept of being plucked.

      • KJ Pierson on August 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm

        Must…pluck….Typhoon. I have a compulsion to pluck him, ever since I first saw him in the rescue lol

  5. Jerry H. Owens on August 6, 2017 at 7:58 am

    WOW, you Puppers have blown out…what twice this year??? Whats your record for blow outs in a summer??? (Inquiring minds want to know.)

    • The Thundering Herd on August 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Not sure. Hu-Dad says one of us is always blowing coat making it really hard to keep track. Mostly, though, we each just blow coat twice a year.

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