Friday, July 10, 2009

The thing about hound dogs is...

I love my Luna Looney-tunes. I really do. I mean sure, I could do without the howling at anything that moves, but she's a sweet dog and a good one and will be with us until she's old and grey.
But the thing nobody ever told me about hound dogs* is that they shed like motherfuckers**. All the time.
Enough that dusting and vaccuuming EVERY ROOM is a daily necessity at our house. Miss a day, and we literally have tumbleweeds of dog hair floating around the house.
Every room, every day. I used to be a weekly(ish) vaccumer, so this was a big change for me. We have a furbuster and a shedding blade, which are supposedly two of the best grooming/shedding tools out there, and they keep things to a minimum for a day or so (while I've heard others say that they only have to use the shedding blade once a month and the furbuster once a season), but the dog hates them so much that it's hardly worth the effort.
Does anyone out there have any further tips to help me keep my sanity a little bit?

*Actually, we live in a largeish city in Canada, so nobody really told me anything about hound dogs, because nobody has any. I had no clue what I was getting into!
**I tried and failed to think of a better word to use here... sorry, mom.

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain. I have a little white dog and his hair is on everything. I can't wear black anymore. It's always better after he's had a haircut. I highly recommend the dyson animal.

    great blog!