Sunday, July 3, 2011

Is It Really All That Embarrassing?

Dear readers,  I am turning to you to settle an ongoing debate in my household.  As many of you know, we have a king Sheppard/Golden Lab cross. My Sookie is an absolutely beautiful dog.  We have learned to overlook her habit of stealing ice right of our glasses and guarding the garbage.  We have even encouraged her tendency to lose her damn mind the minute she hears the garbage truck because it is hilarious to watch.  I have however come to my limit of over looking things when it comes to dog hair.

Right now, I am quite literally drowning in dog hair.  I am currently wearing a Black shirt which has its own layer of fur.  I have brushed and brushed and brushed her and yet there is still no relief.  We have constantly vacuumed because the hair is all over the carpet and the furniture.  The hair is even in the air of the house.  I have ordered the furminator but thanks to the Canada Post strike, I have not received it yet.

I wholeheartedly believe that the solution is to shave the dog.  Now that she is shedding, no matter how much I brush her, we are not getting any relief.  The unhusband however is not buying this solution and since Sookie belongs to the entire family, I cannot shave her against his wishes, or can I?  At any rate, he feels that she would be embarrassed by the hair cut, and that in turn he would be embarrassed to walk her.  He thinks that she would look weird with her hair cut short, and I say anything to stop breathing in dog hair should be left on the table.  As I was brushing her for the millionth time today, I realized that as long as she is a member of our family, that we are going to have to deal with this.  I cannot imagine drowning in dog hair every summer.

Okay readers, it is time for you to weigh in.  Do you believe that we should just bite the bullet and shave the dog, or should we save her the supposed embarrassment and continue to drown in dog hair?