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>> Friday, October 8, 2010

I made a mistake. As I was downloading my very lovely photo of Annabelle, Maddie, and Sammy playing in the backyard I accidentally clicked on this one. When I looked at it I thought I might as well use it!

This photo is the very reason that my back needed to get well quickly. In fact, my bones were probably scared into healing. This is me raking Sammy in early summer to get rid of his shedding hair. The task took at least 30 minutes three times a day.

I must really love Sammy. Chuck only rakes leaves!


Soggibottom October 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

Have to say it again Jan. So pleased to see you up and about.
Must say that looks absolute bliss :-) x x x

Two French Bulldogs October 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Some buddy is in heaven! BOL
Benny & Lily

DJan October 8, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

Would you come over and brush MY hair? It would feel so good, looking at that picture! :-)

Unknown October 8, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

Thats a lovely mistake if you ask me! lol

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage October 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

Fur a reason as we say!


Tweedles -- that's me October 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

Scratchy , scratchy , scratchy,,,
Sammy thinks it feels sooo good!
Did you save the hair? You could make a sweater
or a pillow
or save the fur for spring time- for birds..


Jan Mader October 8, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

I should have saved the hair Tweedles. I took bag after bag off of him. Shoot, we could have made a Newfoundland joke!

Honeygo Beasley October 9, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Wow - that's a lot of fur raking! Hope you feel well now.

Maria October 11, 2010 at 2:34 AM  

Oh, that's a lot of work. But when you love an animal, I'm sure it feels great to do something for him...

Anonymous October 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Interesting article as for me. It would be great to read a bit more about that matter. The only thing it would also be great to see here is a few photos of some gizmos.

Kate Karver
cell jammer

Maxmom October 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

Hi there Jan...
Just popping by - only to discover that you have had surgery and you have been 'out of it' for a while. It really does seem like you are the star patient - as your doctor says.
I really hope that your recovery continues well and that you will be back to full health soon.
It was lovely to see you on Tango again.
Sending lotsaluv


sandy November 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

Oh forgot, I think I have some better, close up type pictures. I think I sent them to you and Julie the next day, check back through your emails.

sandy November 17, 2010 at 9:13 AM  

I had no idea you had to do that 3 times a day, holly cow that's 10.5 hours a week. Was going to try my hand with math to figure out some fun number of how many minutes/hours etc that was over the course of a year...but my brain needs more coffee, and my calculator is in the living room.

Do you have to do that all year long, or just in summer and hot months?

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