Just when I thought my work for Dogster had already done due diligence in the department of TMI, I’m here today to say that, despite my best efforts at shedding prevention, there are some … interesting places I’ve found stray dog hairs, including on my eyeball, up my nostril, and in my crack. This doesn’t have to bother anyone but me — except, that is, when I’m preparing dinner for humans, and I’d really rather not have an errant hair (human or canine) surface in my signature from-scratch curry.
Well, now there’s a brilliant solution. Inspired by the ingenious contraption that prevents human hair from breaching patrons’ plates at diners, Fred Rembert of Chicago invented the DoggyHairNet. Of course, he had help in the R&D phase — from his live-in consultant, product tester, model, and muse: a magnificent mixed-breed named Macie, whom Fred and his wife adopted from the West Suburban Humane Society of Illinois.
“I love her so much,” Fred says of Macie. “However, I did not love what came with her: Shedding hair nightmares! Wow! I had never vacuumed, brushed, and combed so much hair. I was going nuts and getting so frustrated with all the hair in my car whenever I would take her for rides. I looked everywhere for a solution, but to no avail. One day my wife and I were complaining to each other about the shedding hair, and I made a casual remark: ‘They should have hair nets for dogs just like I had to wear when I was a cook.’ Suddenly, a light went on in my head.”
The rest, as they say, is hair-story. There’s a style of DoggyHairNet for every size of fashion hound. Check ’em out here. And here’s a video of Macie getting dressed:
I won’t even think of preparing dinner for VIPs without zipping Desiree into hers.