Pluckers Anonymous – Your Resistance Test

Hi. This is Hu-Dad. Welcome to Pluckers Anonymous, the support group for all of you who are trying to reach through the screen and pluck Boom Boom’s fur.

All of you need the help of Pluckers Anonymous

All of you need the help of Pluckers Anonymous

Landon has kicked his shedding into full gear. He walks through the house and leaves a trail of fur. Frankie had to stop a wrestling match the other day because his mouth was full of fur. Landon’s bed is covered in fur. And Hu-Dad – being a long time Siberian Husky owner – is a confirmed plucker.

For those of you who are not familiar with this game, plucking the undercoat of a shedding Siberian Husky is a soothing game. It comes out in soft, luxurious clumps. And is followed by another and another and another. A meditation routine should be built on it.

Which might explain why Landon is way down in the back yard – far from Hu-Dad’s plucking.

Can't touch this.

Can’t touch this.

11 Comments

  1. Barb on March 17, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Guilty of being a plucker when we had malamutes. But we had to beat the flocks of birds who lined up on the top of the dog house trying for some soft nest fur. Dogs hated birds.

  2. Don Davis on March 16, 2018 at 5:32 am

    One spring several years ago, we saved all of the “plucking” from our three Siberians and one Chow…… a full 33 gallon trash bag full, then had it spun into yarn. Beautiful grey yarn with flecks of Chow gold.

  3. Juno's mom on March 15, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Plucking is therapeutic for us, but they certainly don’t agree. I think it’s skin sensitivity.

  4. Lisa on March 15, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I understand completely! Eddie hasn’t yet started his spring shed, and when he does he’s not a huge fan of plucking or brushing but enjoys being scratched, so the easiest is to go out on the porch and do the two-handed scratch down his sides to get out as much as possible (and then it can blow away and be claimed by birds for their nests, etc).

  5. Pat and Rebel on March 15, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Rebel hates it when I pluck him – but I can’t stop. Guess I need a support group.

  6. Zoe on March 15, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Hello I am Zoe and I am a Plucker I have two shepherds and a Tibetan Mastiff and still all I can see is the Joy of Plucking Boom Boom

  7. DJ, Cierra & Maggie on March 15, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Hi, I am Cierra’s mommy and I love to pluck…of course Cierra keeps running away from me! She doesn’t seem to understand…resistance is futile!

  8. Lori on March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Hi. I’m Izzy’s mommy, and I am a serial plucker!

  9. HokiePack on March 15, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I am a plucker too !! Do we need group meetings ?? Lol

    • The Thundering Herd on March 15, 2018 at 8:26 am

      Landon says it is bad enough with one plucker.

      • KJ Pierson on March 15, 2018 at 8:34 am

        Hi, I’m Leena’s Human…and I’m a Plucker.

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