Jun, 12

let the fur fly

Oh boy has it been hot here in Colorado!  I can’t imagine what it must be like to have fur.  This year we decided to shave our Heeler-pups, but were told by the groomers that they highly recommend NOT shaving Blue Heelers (and some other breeds, so ask your groomers), because there is a 50% chance that their hair will NEVER grow back!!!  I’ve never heard such crazy talk.  We were also told that if their hair does grow back, it won’t be the same as before and they can get alopecia.  Yikes!  Who knew a shave could be so risky.  I didn’t believe it at first, but the Mr. Googled it and what she said was confirmed.  So, we decided not to shave them and we went the de-shedding route.  They look the same, but when I saw how much hair they pulled from their under-coat, I was more convinced that they’d be cool for the summer.  It’s just so hot for them right now.  Then, with our outrageously cold winters here, I didn’t want to risk them being bald forever, so I think we made the right choice.  In the end, they got a bath, blow dry, ear and eye wash, nail trim, de-shedding brush-out and bows.  They are shiny and new.  How about your pets, do they get any special summer groom?

2 Responses to “let the fur fly”

  1. mom

    Dimitri and Angel will be going for there summer grooming.
    This will be the first time for them.
    I’m worried Dimitri and Angel will be terrified.
    They are teddy bears.

  2. RobbieLee

    They probably will be a bit scared, but I think they will do great! Tucker and Frankie were scared, but the ladies said they were well behaved and made it through. Poor pups. I feel bad taking them to things like that.


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