Thursday, October 28, 2010

for the one time in my life, I wish it was skunk poop... but it's not

This poor little dog. 
She loves farm life. 
But it does not love her coat.

I took my beloved canine beasties for a quick walk before hoping to fit in a ride with Java.  We went all the way to the pond (the pregnant lady needs to stay active if I want to fit into my breeches next summer), and I'm watching Mackie and Bandy having their usual fun.

As Bandy is running back towards me, I see stuff on her.  I'm thinking, whoa, that's a lot of wildlife animal feces you just rolled in, I'll get the bath ready... but realize, I WISH it was skunk poop... it's BURRS!

Wahhhhhhhhhhh.  Bye bye ride, hello scissors:

The photos don't quite show the severity of this disaster.  Her undercoat is matted, no hope to brush this stuff out.  Poor little girl is sporting a funky haircut for now... I'll make her look less mangy tomorrow.  I'm exhausted now!


Ashley said...

oooh no!!! what a mess! I feel your pain as I have 2 long haired dogs too! And congrats on being pregnant!! I just read your last post, must have missed it! yay!! My best horsie friend is pregnant too, she is due in March. She says the same thing..."its sooo weird" hahaha but congrats! thats so exciting!

Terry said...

Oh no! Poor girl!

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

Yep, I'm laughing. She looks darned proud of her mess.

allhorsestuff said...

Oh, that is sadly true of the hairier pooches...they find messes!
So sorry~