Monday, March 01, 2010


SHEDDING

I grant you I'm only 3+ weeks into this and I may change my tune, and likely will, but for now, for today, for this moment, I'm really glad we got a dog that does shed. We hear labs shed profusely two times a year, and a little all year long. Up until Sunday we hadn't seen a stray hair of Flicka Link's (x3), but then we spotted a few, and a few more, and a few more, and pretty soon I took advantage of a the warm spring day and the Shed'n Blade, and Flicka Link (x3) and I headed for the patio.

"It's the undercoat that sheds," we'd been told. "You gotta get it with a Shed'n Blade, but be careful not to hurt her. Get a bag and capture all the hair or your whole yard will be full of hair - enough to clog the lawn mower."

Flicka Link (x3) laid down happily on the warm concrete (it's not called cement, btw, you all know that, right? Cement is an ingredient, concrete is the finished product, just a little service announcement for my friends in the concrete biz). I brushed and brushed and brushed and brushed. It was rhythmic. It was soothing. It was peaceful. It was, dare I say, healing.

Her undercoat is definitely shedding, she is losing what she is no longer in need of. She is done with it. The spring is coming and she simply has no further use for it. And she is smart enough to allow someone else to help her take it all away, gather it in bunches, stuff it haphazardly in a bag, and just dispose of it.

I want to shed profusely twice a year and a little all year long.


13 comments:

drama mama said...

OH GOD I WANT TO SHED TOO!

Suzy said...

LOVE the name....Flicka Link.

It was meant to be.

Love you

Suzy

fullsoulahead.com said...

Beautiful Carrie.

jess said...

if i come over, will you brush me please?

Wanda said...

Beautiful, indeed!

(and the Furminator is good, too)

Deb Shucka said...

I love that the one thing that could have been the killer of your last nerve has turned out to be a healing teacher.

pixiemama said...

Now you have a whole bunch of us who want to move in with you, shed and be brushed. Just look what you started Flicka Link (x3)!

therocchronicles said...

I feel this way about brushing the cats...but only one of the four will allow my to brush them...so then it's not so therapeutic--it's more like running through the house, bent over, brush extended, chasing a pissed off cat. Our doggy doesn't really shed much, no brushing him!

kario said...

God, woman! You are amazing.

I am smiling so big right now. Thanks.

Lola said...

shedding is soooo good!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

I think Flicka Link (x3) will be an endless source of lovely metaphors.

Amber said...

Brilliant.

Period.

:)

courtneywrites said...

Oh, you are SO CONVERTED!