Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This post brought to you by the letter B

Bear just had his 8 month birthday last week.  The texture of his fur is changing slightly and he's getting more easily matted.  This is bad for both him and for me because he hates being brushed (well, he just thinks the brush is something to be wrestled with) and I hate spending ages brushing out his long locks.  So, as much as I hate to think of giving up these luscious locks, I think it's nearing time for another haircut.

Do any of you out there have dogs with a thick undercoat?  How often do you get them groomed?  We give Bear a bath at home every week, and I try to brush him out every day, but I'm worried that an every-3-month grooming schedule just isn't going to cut it.

I never thought I'd be the type of person to spend a fortune on my dog, but I guess it might be necessary.  The most disturbing thing is that his haircuts are twice the cost of mine.  Yikes! This dog is spoiled rotten.


  1. Our pup Athena is an Airedale. She grows thick hair that mats similarly! We have let it grow out during the winter. Brushing her is a pain because she wants to chew on the brush too. I look forward to when we shave her down for the warm weather. We just take a pair of clippers to her and go to town. It's cheaper than taking her to get trimmed and we can afford to trim her whenever we think she needs it during the hot summers

    1. Thanks, Sophie! Bear is still super wiggly so I'm nervous to trim him myself (every time I try he thinks it's a game). What type of clippers did you buy? Maybe I need to invest in a real pair instead of using my kitchen shears...