Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hmmm, where should we file that?

I know!  Let's file it under 'it seemed like a good idea at the time'.

In my joy at being past my deadline and perhaps because of guilt that I hadn't been walking Meeko as much as I should have the past few days, I decided to treat him. On our afternoon walk, we ventured away from the pathway we normally take and into the forest.  I walk in the forest on a daily basis with Meeko during the wintertime.  Apparently during the autumn, there are quite a number of burrs there.  I first saw a big clump of burrs on my sweater sleeve.  I actually jumped, as it looked like some sort of animal crawling up my arm.  Then I looked down at Meeko. Oh my goodness!

Poor fellow.  We came back from our walk sooner than planned and I have spent the last hour combing him.  I won't pretend that either of us has had fun.

He is looking a little more normal now--actually quite good.  He is not only almost entirely burr-free but also knot-free.  I am now going to relieve my stress level by painting a little in the loft.

9 comments:

  1. Oh yuck! poor you and Meeko. I have to say that picture does make me shudder - it looks like a bug infestation.
    Glad to see all is back to normal!

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  2. I know...like very large ants. There are bits of burrs everywhere in the house right now. I'm sure I'll be finding them for days.

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  3. That's so funny, sorry, but I've been there with a poodle, so I know the consequences!

    Glad to see everyone prickle free at last!

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  4. Cindy--Yes, even I can laugh now when I look at that photo. I was thinking about you today. I am putting the finishing touches on an Australian beach scene. I'm having a lot of trouble with the line between the beach and the water. I thought--'if only Cindy were here!' :)

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  5. So cute!! Reminds me of the movie the shaggy dog! (not re: the burrs)

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  6. Gia--It's true. He does look a bit like the dog in that film. I think it was a bearded collie. A lot of wheatens have very dense hair so they have to be trimmed short. Meeko has what they call an Irish coat so I can leave it long and 'shaggy' which I love (except for days like yesterday!)

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  7. I can't believe how well you did grooming him. When I saw the after image I was sure you brought him to a professional. Well done and I'm so sorry! :-)

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  8. Liane--Thanks! I don't think I'd want to do it professionally...I was exhausted afterwards!

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