March 27th 2013 12:05 pm
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Firstly thank to all the dogster techies, who are working so very hard to keep up with and remove the fleas. You are doing a great job.
Also thank you all those who write to say you enjoy my ramblings, I could not do with out Murph and Ash, oh and my unpaid secretary.
Mum purchased a new toy, she is always doing that, nothing for us just for her.
Well its called a "furminator" it was either that or some Kevlar gloves, it is to make us all look beautiful. Well it won't take much in my case, but as she said Murph looks like an unmade bed and feels like a bag of potatoes he has so many lumps in his fur, this may take some time. When it came, she practiced on Ash who did not seem to mind, which is not normal as he normally runs away after two strokes. Taking this as a good sign I pushed my way in to see what was what, of course she wanted me to do that anyway, and I got a nice comb.
Then she crept along the hallway and laid down near Murph, he opened one eye as if to say "you are fooling no one" and she gently brushed. Well shock, horror, gasp he seemed to enjoy it, he rolled from side to side and lay on his back. I tried to muscle my way into the action but he came back and got under me and mums arm and had another go.
Mum seems to be keeping the hair from us all, I am not sure if she is planing on knitting another friend, but if she is I hope its a dog or a goose that would be fun, I love my brothers but another Murph, I am not sure the house could take that.
I think the job with Murph is still work in progress, as she has to use a different toy for the bad lumps, but I have to say he is looking much better.
I would still like to know when she will get something for us though.
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Lucas has very soft fur and a dense undercoat. I dont have a Furminator... but a copy that cost $2 at the supermarket !
I think I could make another dog ! The birds LOVE the fur in Spring ! I have also looked into the sites that will spin it into yarn and knit a sweater.. but you DO need alot !
Anything that means Murph gets tidy is good, wherever it comes from.
Maybe we should put ours with yours and we may have enough that way, we could use Murphs Mats for buttons LOL
Mom actually won a Furminator on Dogster when Angel Abby was still alive. Abby had a thick undercoat and mom got lots of fur out of her. In spring mom would put her fur into trees and watch the birds take it and make nests. My coat is very different and she is not getting the same results with me. Oh well. Mom actually knows someone that can take dog and cat fur and spin it into wool. This person will then make you a scarf out of the fur of your pet.
That was a good prize to win.
I think we could knit a full length coat from Murph. My coat I think is like yours and not giving as much, But as he is a coon cat he has a lot of undergrowth, so does Ash but he is less inclined to mat.