Grooming Is Very Important This Time of Year

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863
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When you have two golden retrievers and espresso colored tile floors, brushing is an ongoing chore.  Fur literally goes flying in my house if I don't keep up with the continuous brushing and vacuuming.

 

This time of year, dogs are shedding their summer coats and getting in their thick winter parkas.  Bathing and brushing is critical.

 

My youngest golden, Maverick is only 3 years old.  He gets so much fur I could probably knit a blanket. He also has a tendency to get HOT SPOTS on his skin from clogged pores and massive amounts of fur.

 

Yesterday, both boys had a bubble bath.  Our groomer was booked for a week so we lifted their butts into the downstairs bath tub and lathered them up (one at a time).  They act like it is the worst thing ever but I know they really do like the special attention and the ability to run wild like a couple of wet rats after.

 

Here is Maverick after many brush fulls of fur.

I tried to gt him to sit up and pose for me but without a biscuit in my hand, this was the best I could get out of him.

 

Rocky is our 8 year old golden.  He does not like to have his picture taken at all!  He always looks just a little ticked off when I do capture his image.

 

 

The best time to take their photo is when they are enjoying a nice cat nap and dreaming about catching those wascally wabbits. 

 

Silly Boys!

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William Feela
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This time of the year our pets go through a change and hair loss is part of it

Nov 12, 2017 10:49 AM #1
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Belinda,

We understand the importance of grooming, we did it with our dogs...we also do it with Quincy, every few weeks.  No bubble baths, and he loves his furminator, he will actually lay down on the towel I use and purrs up a storm while a groom him.  A

Nov 12, 2017 11:40 AM #2
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Hi Belinda - What good boys! We take our guys to the groomer for furminator treatments and nail trimming once a month - with both black and white fur, there's nothing that doesn't get covered with visible dog hair.

Nov 12, 2017 12:38 PM #3
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Belinda so cute!  You've got quite the task bathing and combing your fur babies.  It's time for Barney and I'm hoping to get him in this week or so.

Nov 12, 2017 01:13 PM #4
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Hi Belinda -- I sympathize with Rocky -- I don't like being captured on camera either...although I might reconsider if I was as photogenic as he is.  

Nov 12, 2017 01:25 PM #5
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We see so many goldens on the beach in Florida that brushing and grooming are a challenge. They are among my favorites, after poodles of course.

Nov 12, 2017 01:55 PM #6
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Oh boy, you remind me our boy is in need of a spa day. And yes, the hair gets everywhere when you share a home with a jovial Golden.  

Nov 12, 2017 02:29 PM #7
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Oh, I just LOVE the photo of the two of them asleep. They are just too precious.

Nov 12, 2017 06:41 PM #8
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They are so adorable. But they do require a lot of care:) I have two cats and their hair drives me crazy..... 

Nov 12, 2017 11:40 PM #9
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Maverick and Rocky are simply gorgeous. I adore Retrievers... but oh yes, the hair shedding situation is major with this breed.

Nov 13, 2017 04:50 AM #10
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Such beautiful dogs you have and they certainly deserve to be pampered too!

Nov 13, 2017 07:50 AM #11
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Based on my two closings last week I might also say that grooming is very important for REALTORS this time of year.

Nov 13, 2017 08:08 AM #12
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It's nice to see Rocky snuggling up to Maverick. Looks like they are very happy together. In my house, it's the other way around. My younger cat wants to snuggle with the older, but the older cat says hell no.

Nov 13, 2017 10:45 AM #13
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Such handsome boys Belinda Spillman one of my rescues is a golden mix and he loves his "spa days" at the groomer!

Nov 13, 2017 04:48 PM #14
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Hi Brenda, Great pictures and great advice for those of us who have dogs with long unruly fur - there never seems to be an end to the shedding and brushing here.

Nov 13, 2017 07:56 PM #15
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Hi Belinda Spillman, I have a long haired Scottish Fold cat and he must be groomed often which he doesn't like at all. I brush him daily but that's not enough so he has to endure of getting groomed by his favorite(not) groomer.Buddy, on the other hand, gets in the shower if I leave the door open whether he needs a bath or not.
These pictures are precious, I especially like the last one.
 

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More work than a Kindergarten Class!
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All the best - Lynn

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