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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

April 3, 2016
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 2 minutes


"Hey Big Boy, Mom says after our walkies she's gonna give you a bath. But not me. Because I'm a husky. And huskies are awesome and don't need baths because our furs reject dirt and so we're never dirty."
"Princepessa, don't mess with my mentals. That's not even remotely funny."

It's true. Huskies never get dirty. Let me rephrase that. They don't stay dirty. Dirt never sticks to their fur or skin. But that doesn't mean they don't get dirty. They just leave their dirt around the house or where ever they feel like shaking off.

But what's also true is that the husky did get a bath along with the cracker because baths are the quickest way to loosen up all that undercoat. She still has about a week of comb-by's to look forward to. What's a comb-by? It's a husky owner's way of sneak attacking a husky with a shedding comb as they walk by or plop down for a nap. Because my husky won't sit for more than 5 minutes of brushing at a time. It takes about a week to brush the undercoat out of the husky this way. One way or another, it gets done. Until then, the house is under siege with an exploding fur bomb constantly going off every hour. It's a good thing Mr. Wild Dingo left for a 10 day business trip!

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3 comments on “Spring Cleaning”

  1. Yep, Mom has been working on those same comb-bys here too. We could both use a trip to the groomer to get a bath too because Mom can't do that by herself. They always tease Mom when she comes to get us and tell her they could make a litter of siberians with our brushed/blown/combed out furs:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. Oh yes I remember that well!! It was amazing. Storm would go out and get completely filthy, then I'd put her on the porch and come back in an hour and she was clean!! She groomed herself like a cat, but I also think the secret to them staying clean is the CONSTANT shedding lol. The dirt may stick to the fur, but the fur doesn't stick to the dog for long haha. That's always been my theory though. Shedding season was definitely interesting... I think we ate and breathed fur. Storm didn't like being brushed either and what I finally realized is that she was getting static shocked. Something about her fur and the metal shedding brush I was using (with a wood handle so I didn't feel the shocks) caused a lot of static. One day I put my hand on her to hold her still while still brushing her and that's when I felt the shocks!! It was crazy. I can't blame her at all. I finally started wiping the brush and her coat with fabric softener sheets (she never had a problem with that, but I guess some dogs could be allergic so use with caution). It worked fairly well, but I still didn't brush her for too long at a time because of it. I miss her so much. I was dreaming about her the other day and was so sad all day. It's hard to believe she's been gone for so long now. 🙁

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