Monday, January 5, 2015

pet hair management




Is it possible?
How does it magically reappear on the freshly shampooed carpet?
Does this mysterious cluster of dog hair hold the secret to the universe?
Do I have anything better to contemplate these days?






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  1. Dogs are limited to a few daily responsibilities: Eat. Go outside. Play with toys. Ask for treats. Sleep.
    They need to mix it up on a daily basis of what activity to do next. I can clearly see all four of my dogs thinking about it among themselves. Oh, I almost forgot the other one: Immediately roll around on the carpet right after that vacuum gets done with each room.
    You will never win :)
    Mine added a new activity to their schedule: Grab a toy from the toy basket and shred it to pieces. This gets the fibers and strings in the carpet and oooohhhhh....they think that's HILARIOUS! 'Dog mom will buy more anyway, and she really isn't going to suck us up in the vacuum like she threatens.'

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    1. Dog responsibilities around here include the following: Sleep on the human's bed and figure out how to get under the sheets. Sleep on the couch. Sneak onto the Lazy-boy chair when no one is looking. Roll in the leaves and shake off in the house. Current favorite activity: Walk on freshly cleaned carpet.

      They know I don't mind. :)

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  2. Hahahaha!!!
    That picture is incredibly amusing for some reason!!!
    I can't wait for spring. I'd rather be looking for owl pellets than at the strangest things lying about on our carpets!
    ....more laughter....

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    1. Laughing over here too! Let's face it, we're bored. Waiting for spring. Staring at pet hair on the carpet.
      But the more you look at it, the more it seems to take on a life of its own. I bet the secrets of the universe really are hidden somewhere inside that little bundle of dog hair. ;)

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  3. it's one of the great mysteries of life, eh?
    i can clean the floor, and look down, and ZAP there's a fresh string of dog slobber trailing across to pinto's bed
    or to ziggy's spot on the couch.
    dogs. i tell ya. but i cannot imagine life without them.

    love your little photo. i truly do. it made me laugh. sometimes our problems are just what we need as a reminder to lighten up….

    xoxo

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    1. oh, let's not even begin to discuss dog slobber. my two have taken dog slobber to new heights.

      just imagine if the dogs could talk. if they could complain about our habits. we'd never hear the end of it!

      give that pinto and ziggy of yours a big hug from me. and bless their little hearts. xx

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  4. Pet hair is taking over my house. I'm afraid if I don't vacuum every day the hair will gather up and turn into a puppy!

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    1. Hi Robin! Now that would be something....my dogs would love it if the hair could turn into a puppy! (But then there would be even more hair to clean up!!)

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  5. Get outside, woman! If a hairball is driving you to existential crisis, it's time to say the hell with the carpet and take a long hike. Let them shed outside...
    xx

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    1. Best advice yet. Obviously I've been spending too much time indoors.
      Today's plan--a long hike. Just the thing to clear the hairballs from my mind!
      xx

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  6. I think when I vacuum the hairballs under the furniture have room to move to the carpet :)

    Janet

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    1. I have to agree with you, Janet. I sometimes think the hairballs are smarter than we realize....
      ;)

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  7. LOL, love this post. Is this what they call cabin fever? Have you been cooped up too long? ;)

    But seriously, pet hair! It must be the bane of every pet owner's existence. I love how l can fly over to the other side of the country for work, pulled out a cardigan and find cat hair on it.

    And when l vacuum its like 80% hair and 20% dirt !!

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    1. LOL, Chrisy! A little cabin fever, a lot of pre-spring cleaning. Where would we be without the challenge of pet hair? I've taken to saving the hair I comb from the dogs...at least it doesn't end up on the floor and maybe someday I'll make something with it!
      xx

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  8. One of the great mysteries in our house as well!! LOL!!! You almost made me spit out my coffee!!! : ) XOXO

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    1. One of the great mysteries of the universe, right! I did think of you and all those pets you have...seems our work is cut out for us! I wouldn't have it any other way. xoxo

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