Little Prince Brush Avoidance

Little Prince Typhoon Phooey is quite serious with his brush avoidance techniques, which results in a quite stylish fur coat.

What Brush Avoidance does for a Little Prince.

What Brush Avoidance does for a Little Prince.

Among many of Typhoon’s unique qualities is a resistance by being touched, but particularly by a brush. Hu-Dad actually got a little bit of brushing in yesterday resulting in the better looking sections of coat, but Typhoon refused the rest. And when he refuses, he screams. At the top of his lungs. A blood curdling scream. To avoid the neighbor’s calling the Sheriff thinking a violent crime is happening, Hu-Dad picks and choses his moments. (By the way, Typhoon screams ever louder when the blower comes out, so that isn’t an option either. And forget about plucking.)

Boom Boom shows his well brushed coat.

Boom Boom shows his well brushed coat.

If you remember just a few weeks ago, Landon was looking very ratty as well. Fortunately, he is nearing the end of his coat blowing for the spring and is quite happy to be brushed. Yes, we tried to shame Typhoon that his little brother was fine with a brush, but his reaction was not positive.

Don't even think about brushing me. I like my falling fur.

Don’t even think about brushing me. I like my falling fur.


  1. Terry on May 7, 2018 at 6:28 am

    My girl Rory is just like the Typhoon…She avoids the brush EVERY way she can!
    She’s not much for a lot of handling,either!!
    I call her a “Rornato”…
    Still avoiding @ 8yrs old :>

  2. KJ Pierson on May 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve developed my own version of Siberian deafness to their screams thanks to taking Leena with me to campus so she could get a car ride in…45 way…with a talk talk talking siberian the entire way lol.

    Bring em up here for a visit, I’ll hold and pluck away πŸ˜›

  3. rottrover on May 5, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Ty, I HATE the brush and baths, too. And I have quite the loud scream!


  4. Linda on May 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    He even resists petting!?? Well, the eliminates the gloves with numbs.

    • The Thundering Herd on May 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Tried it. Failed.

  5. Mom 'n Ebby on May 5, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Mom sez: Just waiting for our Ebby’s coat to begin looking as ratty as Typhoon’s. She hasn’t even begun to “blow” yet, and her coat this years is the thickest it’s EVER been. Unlike Typhoon, though, she’ll stand still all day for a brushing session. Wonder what’s caused Typhoon’s intense hatred of being even touched. Was he mistreated before he came to you, I wonder? Or is his skin simply over-sensitive?

    • The Thundering Herd on May 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Perhaps related to his other issues, but we have never proven it.

  6. Juno's mom on May 5, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Do you think he may have more wolf dna that you’d expect?

  7. Lori on May 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Typhoon you’re rockin the coat-blow-ratty-look!!!

  8. Karen on May 5, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Oh the blood curdling screams, I remember so well from our days past with our Siberian (Juneau), she hated water, that would be putting it mildly. We would be at Folly Beach, our lab was in love, our Siberian would be screaming blood curdling sounds to the point we would have to leave, this was like this from puppy til 14 years old.

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