Sadie is part Husky. She is incredibly fuzzy.
We had a small porch on our old house, and Sadie never came up the steps. I’m not sure she knew how. And she has bad hips (she’s around 12 years old), so it was hard for her to climb steps. Now she’s on arthritis medication every day (and feeling great!). And Buddy came over not too long ago. He taught her how to climb steps.
I’m not sure how I feel about that. She spends a lot of time on the porch now. She likes to watch the inside cats through the sliding glass door.
Anyway, Sadie has always been a late shedder. She usually keeps her thick Husky coat well into June, and sometimes into July. I always feel sorry for this big, black, fuzzy dog in the heat. (She had a really rough time when we had some 90 degree weather a few weeks ago!)
She’s not pretty when she sheds. She sheds in thick patches. I swear, if you were careful enough, you could almost peel the fur off her in one big dog-shaped piece.
But she doesn’t like it much. She’ll let me gently pull the loose hair off or brush her for just a few minutes before she starts to bark like I’m killing her. So much for tough Husky. She’s pretty much a wimp.
She came to visit me on the porch the other night, and let me get after her with the FURminator. If you have never heard of a FURminator, and you have pets, you are missing out. Big time. Every animal I have tried this brush on loves it. It is amazing for getting off all the loose fur, especially the undercoat during shedding season. It works great for getting the furballs off Orleans, and he doesn’t even mind too much!
Sadie only let me brush her for a few minutes, but we made good progress! And then there was dog fur all over my pretty porch.
She still has a long way to go, but she is getting there!
Poor Sadie… It’s hot being a Husky mix in the summer!