Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Furminator!!

As Sherman's shedding has been out of control this Spring, I decided to try something other than the undercoat rake & stripping comb I've been using. The Furminator was delivered this week!!


I had heard a lot about the Furminator, but it completely exceeded my expectations. No, Sherman has not turned grey. Those are tufts of his undercoat.


And this is the pile of fur that I pulled off of him...after less than a minute of brushing. I might try to weave it into a sweater.

Now if I could just find something for the girls. Any of you Boxer (or shortcoated breed) folks out there have any suggestions for dealing with little, 3/4 inch barb-like hairs that prickle into every stuffed surface in the house??? Thank DoG they only blow coat twice a year...and the Spring shed is almost over.

20 comments:

Simba said...

Its cold and wet here, can I have the fur to stick on my own to keep me warm?

Simba xx

Suki's Mom said...

Actually, the Furminator is supposed to work on short-haired dogs, too! I have yet to buy it for Suki, but I know some people that have used it on their pugs and they love it.

Boxers only blow coat once a year? Oh, you're so lucky! Pugs shed year-round, and they have those little barb-like hairs, too!

Oscar Airedale said...

Those furminators always look so cool! I don't need one as I don't shed my hair at all. I just get my coat hand stripped by mum. I think mum is seriously condidering one for Fat Flakes the cat though. She's a Perisan cross & is a walking furball!

Licks
Oscar x

Huskee's Maid said...

I totally understand how u feel about having hairs all over the house. Huskee's fur gets into EVERYTHING.. even in our food, but well, we've gotten used to it. When we see the amount of hair on our clothes, we always joke that we bring a part of Huskee everywhere we go.

Ruby's Mom said...

Hi Jen,
Ruby has those short barb hairs that are everywhere too! If you find something for the girls, let me know...I sure would love to give it a try!

Boo said...

yeah, i heard a lot about furminator from opy's blog. i'm doing quite alright considering i have so much fur.

wet wet licks

Boo

tad said...

Oh Sherman, I want your hair!!! I don't have any of my own, and I could make it into a nice fur coat!

Peanut said...

Oh mom says she is going to have to get that for Flash and Shelby. She also said have you ever got a boxer hair stuck in your foot? That hurts according to her

Duke & Gidget said...

That Furminator looks scary to us. We sure hope our Mom & Dad don't see this post! We like our fur and we want to keep it!

Marvin The Dog said...

oooooooooooh I am shedding too! Enough stuff my Jeannie says to make at least 12 good size dogs the same size as me!

Well, I am generous Marvin!

love and licks, Marvin Braveheart Hound! Love to Lola too!

The Army of Four said...

The FURminator is EVIL! EVIL, I say!
Love and all good things,
Amber

Kerrio said...

Looks like an implement of torture!!

Joe Stains said...

thank DOG we dont have to do this grooming crap. the only thing we can recommend is leave the poor dogs alone ;)

Amy said...

Hello from a felow 'burgher (Squirrel Hill raised). Thanks for stopping by The Houndly Nugget! Cleveland is shedding quite a bit now too and he seems fascinated by his own hair. He'll go over and sniff at it and emerge with a fuzzball mustache. Cute or gross? Hmmm...
Amy

Lorenza said...

Hi, my mom does have the same problem with me twice a year. She uses a rubber glove (kind of sticky) to pet me all along my body and then brushes me, that way she can pick a lot of hair. Its not the best solution but mom says is better than nothing.
Have a nice day.
Besos
Lorenza

Orson said...

Wow! That is a lot of hair, BOL!

Thank you Penny, Lola, and Sherman for stopping by my site and adding your gorgeous selves.

I hope you don't mind if I link you so I can visit easily :)

XXXOOO
Orson

wally said...

Oooh--thanks for the review. Why is our fur grey? Same thing happens when they brush me and my sissy. BUt we shed year round! Free interior decorating!

wally.

PiratesGrrl said...

I am SO buying one of these before the weekend. I've been wishy washy about it because I wasn't sure how great it will do but I definitely think it will help around here. Maybe the hair balls under the furniture will only be the size of rabbits and not cats afterwards. ;)

Maryann

Cubby said...

We have a ton more fur we have furminated out of Dakota if you need another sweater.

Our boxer friends use the furminator on their boxers and love it. I don't get furminated, because the moms are too busy keeping up with Dakota's out of control shed festival!

Jackson said...

It does look a bit like a medieval torture implement! You could use the fur from Sherman to knit a cosy jumper for Lola! J x