Waging War

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In the past few weeks, Lucy had deposited an insane amount of dog hair around the house.  I’m not sure if I was oblivious to her shedding before I had a small creature rolling around on the floor or if she’s feeling super stressed from the baby crying and shedding more.  (She usually whines out of concern if Cecilia is crying.)  Regardless of the reason, there is dog hair everywhere. EVERYWHERE.  And it’s slowly driving me insane.


I decided this past weekend that it was time to strip the house of all the excess hair.  Now I consider myself a pretty good housekeeper.  My house isn’t spotless, but it usually gets dusted and vacuumed once a week.  It’s very apparent, however, that this isn’t cutting it.  I decided to start at the source and furminated Lucy.  What is furminating, you ask?  The furminator is this awesome tool.

It’s an awesome grooming brush.  Unfortunately, we’ve only used it a handful of times in the past few months.  Thankfully, Lucy doesn’t mind it.  The biggest struggle is combing the dog outside where she can easily be distracted by squirrels.

My next move is vacuuming every day.  This can be a bit challenging because Lucy attacks the vacuum like she attacks the hairdryer.  Here’s day one of vacuuming.  Mind you, it had been a couple days since I last vacuumed.


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I’m also going to shake out and wash all the dog linens, replace air filters, and dust everything with a lint brush.  Hopefully that will help me regain my sanity.

Doesn’t this make you want to come and have dinner at my house?


  1. lauriehudgins@gmail.com

    I feel your pain. Between our pug and our semi-long hair cat we have tumbleweeds of fur. Once Oliver began his floor mobility I began vacuuming our house daily. It never ceases to amaze me when I look into the canister at how much hair is there.

  2. MommyAmy

    I feel your pain. I have 2 heelers and they’re only supposed to shed twice a year. HA HA HA HA HA!!!

    I never thought I’d regret having a pet… until I had kids.

  3. Veronica

    I feel your pain, except I have a cat! It’s so frustrating. They Dyson does rock though!

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