Yay, quarantine furs are gone! Yesterday, Mom got Olivia and I all excited about going in the car, so we hopped right in, buckled up, and then she said we were going to get our furs done. Oh no! Yes, we were a couple of dirtbags, but we still are not fond of the doggy spa.
Olivia and I normally go about every three months for a good clean up and fur stripping. We were about to make an appointment when the governor shut down everything. Instead of three months, it was six! Of the three of us, I was in the worst shape.
Emma used to have to go to the spa often too. I inherited some of her softer, thicker, Debucher furs. Mom said I would lose a lot of weight at the spa, and she was right. Mom tries to strip my furs at home, but I’m not very patient with her. My chest area is usually the worst and we have to keep it from matting.
Olivia doesn’t look so bad. Her furs are more like Bailie’s and pretty well behaved. She lets Mom work on her sometimes with the stripping tool too.
The worst thing that happens to Olivia is her Clydesdale legs. Her big paws and super hairy legs look just like those horses!
It takes a lot of time and work to strip furs, so we never go more than two at a time. We were at the spa for over four hours as it was, and that is long enough. Olivia is scared, so she gets to go when I go. I feel so much better now that I lost all that old, dirty fur. Even my collar is loose, so Mom had to make it smaller!
All the curls and tangles are gone from my chest area too! Keeping our furs in good order is good for our health, keeping our skin from getting any issues because it is suffocated by too much fur.
Olivia looks great too! She is such a baby, though, making a big fuss at the spa, and then she cries and won’t stop hugging Mom when we get picked up. Hopefully she will grow out of that. There is no doubt Olivia is a real mommy’s girl.
Her chest area also looks better after the full service clean up.
Here we are, two good looking hounds! Now if the trials we are entered in don’t cancel, we will be looking good when we compete. We both feel a lot cooler too, having less of those six month quarantine furs on our bodies! Bailie will be going in about two weeks, and Mom is going about that time as well. Soon, we will all be looking Like our old selves again.