Senior Summer Coats and a Fur Flurry

The seniors have waited until now to start blowing their winter coats, and Hu-Dad created quite the fur flurry working on Kiska’s coat yesterday.

Fur Flurry

Fur Flurry

Miss Kiska’s wooly coat has always been the most challenging coat to manage. The other dogs have a very soft undercoat which easily falls out during coat blowing season. It creates an ugly look while falling out, but is relatively easy to brush or blow out.

Except for Typhoon, of course, who refuses to have a brush or blower anywhere near him. Hu-Dad managed to get just over two minutes of brushing time in on Typhoon Phooey yesterday until he squirmed his way into an escape.

Post fur removal and looking a wee bit puffy.

Post fur removal and looking a wee bit puffy.

For Miss Kiska, her undercoat has a clingy texture not unlike velcro. It loves to knot and tangle, making for some uncomfortable removal. Hu-Dad has used lots of tricks over the years, but the best is to use the blower to remove the undercoat.

At Miss Kiska’s advanced age, standing for long period of times can be uncomfortable, so we are working her fur in short grooming time slots. We got a good bit removed yesterday and will work to remove more slowly over the next few weeks.

And, of course, she received lots of ear rubs and nose kisses – something she dearly loves.

Ignore that pile of fur behind me.

Ignore that pile of fur behind me.

9 Comments

  1. Dennis the Vizsla on May 20, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay ah yes i reemember wel blowing kote seezun my sister trixie yoozed to do that kwite a bit!!! altho i hav to say that yoo guys mayk her luk like an amatchoor in this departmint!!! ok bye

  2. Carol on May 15, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Sending kisses and ear rubs to Miss Kiska!

  3. Deborah Rolman on May 15, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Miss Kiska is such a beauty. Glad to hear she is getting lots of ear rubs and nose kisses while getting rid of her winter coat.

  4. KJ Pierson on May 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Chloe didn’t mind standing to be brushed. Leena is young, but similar to Kiska, she will not stand long for brushing. She insists it be done lying down…which is fine by me because I can’t stand to do it anyways, even if she’s on an elevated platform.

  5. Hokie Pack on May 15, 2018 at 7:18 am

    She is so pretty! Sorry to hear she is not as mobile. You give them all great care ????❤️????????

  6. Lori on May 15, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Miss Liska you look gorgeous all brushed and blown!

    • Lori on May 15, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Miss Kiska (darn autocorrect!!)

  7. Jean B Burkhardt on May 15, 2018 at 6:36 am

    It seems all the dogs have different “issues-as they say now” with their coats. It is a nice way though to give rubs and comfort to our great furry companions!!!

  8. Dave Lukosik on May 15, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I see the familiar look in her eye, “leave me alone”I My furry friends are doing the same thing. Some love to be brushed and combed and others hate it and run the other way. But it a chance to bond with our friends!

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