Mom took on a major project today - it was furminate Goliath day. Goliath is my brofur dog but he lives downstairs with grandma because he is really old with bad arthritis and can't climb the stairs any more.
This is Goliath (he is worse than me about posing for pictures)
Goliath has what my mom calls an "under" coat. His fur "pops" out so you can just pick it off him. Furminating him is a chore only because he hates it. He is a very ticklish dog. When you brush him his foot starts scratching and it drives him crazy. It's almost like it's painful. So mom only does it when his fur is popping out all over. It also starts driving grandma nuts because she has to clean up after all the shedding. Here he is before today's furminating.
Mom loves the Furminator. I won it at a pawpawty for her just for Goliath (although she furminated grandma's dog Roscoe today too). The best thing is the button that ejects the fur off the comb part. While he probably could still have been furminated more, this is the after picture. Definitely half the dog he used to be!
This was the pile of fur that came off him. There was more but it was windy today and it blew away!
I wanted to share one more thing. I think I mentioned Mom was sick this week from all of the pollen. She says it's pine pollen. Mom and grandma cleaned the porch off today and you can see the yellow-green pollen just from part of the porch. Now that the worst has been swept off, we will hose it off.