Riley thinking she’s small enough to be a lap dog… I think not!
I bought a nifty little grooming tool on sale at Amazon the other day and it came in the mail today. It’s called the “FURminator” and it’s the most amazing pet product I’ve found. After we got back from walking the dogs I tried it out. It pulls out dead hair from Riley’s undercoat. She has two coats, a black top coat and a tan undercoat. If you pet her black areas against the grain all you see is tan. So this thing got out a TON of tan hair from underneath her black hair. I got about a fourth of a grocery bag full and only used it for about 10 minutes total. The hair just comes off in big piles. The only problem I had was that Riley wanted to try to eat the piles of hair that were coming off. I’m surprised she doesn’t look bald, as much hair as I got off of her. She enjoyed the good brushing which was surprising to me. Her coat’s noticeably more shiny and now hair doesn’t come off on your hand every time you pet her. I would say it’s worth the $20 or so investment. They’re on sale right now at Amazon.com.