Friday, April 17, 2009

I give to thee, my brush...

Danny has been looking rather raggedy lately. His puppy coat is starting to disappear, but his adult coat isn't fully in. I actually have no idea how his coat will look as an adult. Right now, though, it needs work. Being that I have no dogs who need actual brushing (I use a mitt on the others) I had to find a brush that was easy on a wee lad, as it was his introduction to brushing. Therefore, I did not want to use a slicker brush, which I think will be the ticket when he's grown.

So, I looked and looked, and the only thing I found was my 2nd hair brush- the one I carry in my purse... It has soft ends on the tines, and should be okay.... So, it has now become a dog brush- it's okay, I never really liked it anyway... So, I sat Danny down, and proceeded. He really needed brushing on the back of his back legs area. I started in a more innocuous area, and he liked it. Gradually we moved on. He was wiggly, but we got through it. He likes attention, so that helps. I got some undercoat/puppy coat out, but there is more to go. So, Danny, there you go- for now. It's so odd having to brush a coat...

On a sadder front. The big red ball is off the rotation for Danny. He has become increasingly attached to it, in that he now will cry/whine/irritate all of us, because he can't pick it up. So, big red ball is put away. Let's see what's next... Like I said, Danny needs a job.

This weekend will be clean house/plant shrub/maybe work sheep. Who knows. All I know is that it will be nice out, and I really want to enjoy it!

2 comments:

BCxFour said...

I just use a regular two sided brush (bristles on one side with the metal rounded prongs on the other) on all my pups. Even Bonnie with the ultra long hair. I wont use a slicker brush - to many chances to hurt her skin. It might be that I am just an idiot on how to use it. But I ran the slicker brush through my own hair and wanted to scream when it scratched across my scalp. No way was I using it on my dogs.

I have had to take many toys away from Beth & Ranger - they go bonkers with them - like Danny with his red ball.

sheepkelpie said...

Okay, I will get one of those brushes- saw one the other day at the feed store- THANKS for the suggestion!