The story of how I almost suffocated to death
Recently I did some grooming on Sunka, I didn't do a full hair cut yet but I brushed her out and what-not. I also started stripping her coat getting it ready for when the warmer weather comes. The weather keeps wavering bouncing from cold, cool, and nice temps so I'm holding off on giving the girls a full blown summer cut. (I don't have any new photos of the girls but I promise I'll get some to show you as soon as I can.)
Now it is Cahokia's turn to get some grooming done so the two of use head downstairs to the grooming room. This should be a piece of cake as Cahokia's coat barely ever knots and is always is so quick to groom. Cahokia runs over to the table and puts her front feet on it waiting for me to help her up. I get her on the table and I pull out my pin brush. There was a little bit of hair in the brush that I didn't get all out from when I groomed Sunka, it was no big deal so I started to brush Cahokia. After the second stroke of the hair brush I realized hair was flying everywhere! Not thinking much of it the moment I just thought maybe I had more hair in the brush then I realized, I stopped and cleaned the brush out. Again I brushed and fur was floating all over, the stuff was coming down like ash from a volcano. And like volcano ash it was choking me. Before I knew it the table was covered in fur, my face very hairy feeling, I could barely tell what color my shirt was because all I could see was black dog hair. I think I ended up using every grooming tool for getting out every bit of loose fur. I thought for sure I would suffocate before I would finally see no more loose fuzz coming out of the hairy volcano monster. Poor Cahokia probably thought I was brushing her raw, I on the other hand was thinking I was going to get buried like Pompeii.
I brushed and brushed until my arm felt like it was going to fall off, my shoulder still feels a bit sore. There was so much coming off Cahokia that it sucked up all my time I had to groom her, I'll need to take her back down another day to finish and I bet there still are pockets of fur that need to come out. Why is nothing ever simple? #doglovers #doggrooming #doghumor