Even More Distance

After yesterday’s suggestions from readers, Typhoon decided to create even more distance from the dreaded brush.

even more distance

In yesterday’s post, Typhoon expressed his disdain for brushing by moving to the opposite end of the deck from Hu-Dad. Our creative readers suggested many creative ideas, including plucking and—egads!—videoing Ty screaming during brushing. These ideas offend the Little Prince. To protect his Royal Floof, he opted for even more distance from the brush by going into the yard.

5 Comments

  1. Laura Yager on February 15, 2021 at 2:24 am

    My 2 Duffy Bottoms grump and growl when I pluck the loose “floof”. It’s soothing to we mere humans, highly annoying to our bosses. We get it Phooey. Being bothered when you’d rather not can cause all of us to retreat to the other end of somewhere! 🐾😎

  2. Billie Borron on February 14, 2021 at 11:31 am

    My husky girl feels the same way. She is very vocal about it too!

  3. Jean Burkhardt on February 14, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Poor Prince Typhoon Phooey. I so wonder why he is so afraid of the brush? We as pet parents often wish we could actually talk to them and ask why they fear certain things. Since we cannot-I guess we do our best to keep them happy and MAYBE even brushed at some point Hu-Dad! Happy Valentines Day!

    • The Thundering Herd on February 14, 2021 at 7:45 am

      Our best guess is everything goes back to his digestive issues. When you don’t feel well, being touched isn’t great so brushing becomes awful. He can get brushed – gently – on his good days, but only for so long.

  4. Debbie and Ruby on February 14, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Oh Typhoon, Ruby agrees with you on the torture routine. Yesterday she opted to go outside and lay in the cold/snow for hours to avoid the devil (mom). Happy Valentines Day to you from her.

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