A Winter Walk From Dec 21


Who would have imagined this was Winter Solstice Day? It felt like spring. As we walked the dog, we saw a dandelion and a very aggressive little snake 🙂

It was so cute lunging at our toes as if it were a giant.

An aggressive little snake

Could you see it? Here’s a more defined image:

An aggressive little snake

Star loved her romp in the woods and water.

Star running in the woods

She was pretty exhausted after it all, though.

Star is very tired.
Star is very tired.
A dandelion in December
A dandelion in December

I took pictures of the snow markers next to the dandelions so you can see that it truly is winter.

Dandelion is close to the camera.

A beautiful day in December.

Our FURminator (Endorsed by Star and us)

Star
Image Courtesy of Lauren Campbell: http://bit.ly/1SYHLW6

We thought we would have it easy having a short-haired dog. However, our little Star is a HUGE shedder. It’s her undercoat that likes to sneak out and waft in the air. Over the past six years we have tried using numerous brushes, but our floors and furniture seem to have a nice (not) doggie-covering at all times.

This year I was frustrated enough to ask our vet about getting her a summer buzz. She was concerned about Star’s sensitive skin and allergic reactions to the environment and suggested the FURminator Long Hair deShedding Tool for Dogs, Large.

I did my research, and it was looking good. Unfortunately the cheapskate in me cringed at the price. Reviews showed pretty clearly that knock-offs were even more of a waste of money. I braced my shoulders, factored in the idea that hiring someone would cost a bit, too, then clicked the “Buy Now” option.

We’ve had it for several months now with absolutely no regrets. The house is MUCH cleaner, and Star loves it!

It’s true that we are careful how we use it–only brushing her every few days. We are also super-cautious about brushing her belly area. Here is a video showing her love of it. We did the filming on a really hot day so she kept creeping toward the shade under the car, but I have many local witnesses who can attest to the fact that she truly loves getting FURminated 🙂