Working On Kiska’s Wooly Fur

Kiska’s wooly fur coat is full and thick which makes for some interesting days when Hu-Dad is helping her through coat blowing season.

The Curse Of The Wooly Fur

The Curse Of The Wooly Fur

Kiska has decided to start blowing her wooly fur, always an interesting time of the year. Hu-Dad fired up the Metro Air Force Dog Dryer (Amazon Affiliate Link) and worked on removing the undercoat. Unlike some of the other dogs where the fur just falls out, Kiska’s undercoat works a little like velcro – sticking tightly to her body. Between that fun and her weakened hind legs, Hu-Dad works on her coat for just a few minutes at a time.

Improving, but a long ways to go.

Improving, but a long ways to go.

Unfortunately for our Chief of Security, hair maintenance is a never ending process. Her response?

What do you mean we have to do this again tomorrow?

What do you mean we have to do this again tomorrow?

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8 Comments

  1. Donna Wolfe on June 16, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Put some hair conditioner in a spray bottle, any kind. Spray the section you are working on til wet, you will not rinse out conditioner, you will blown it out. Helps to loosen the undercoat and take it airborn. My Cocheta had the same wooly coat. Groomers use this trick, but a full body condition after a warm bath. They call it a ‘de-shed’ and charge extra, when it really makes their job easier. You are beautiful Kiska, I love your beautiful fur, Sax Fifth Ave is jealous. s

  2. Hokie Pack on June 16, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Good to hear she is in a good place for now ???????? It continues!

  3. Jean B Burkhardt on June 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

    You ARE the queen and glad Hu-Dad helps you out getting some of that warm fur off your body sweetie. Just keep up the good work with your security checks!

  4. Susan Deaver on June 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Don’t you just love the sweet cuddlers?

  5. Juno's mom on June 15, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Long may she reign.

  6. HokiePack on June 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Our Anastasia is the same way. Wild and wooly! How is the Chief of Security feeling ?

    • The Thundering Herd on June 15, 2018 at 7:52 am

      She is having a very good stretch. She tends to leave the porch and wander around the yard a couple of times a day, a great sign that the weakness in her back legs is not causing too much trouble at the moment. Eats well and sleeps a lot. Her 12th anniversary living at Chez Herd will be celebrated in August, so she is at least 13 – 14 years old and probably more. And, bless her, she still loves to cuddle with Hu-Dad.

  7. Lori on June 15, 2018 at 7:02 am

    You have the most beautiful wooly coat Miss Kiska!!

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