So we have a Golden Lab. An adorable old thing, now part blind and deaf, but still enjoying life a lot. He is the loyal-est, most contented creature on the planet. Other than every other Lab, of course.

Golden abrador puppy sleeping

This feels nice. Think I’ll do this for about, well, let’s say the next 13 years, at least.

He is unusual in that he has a “double coat“.  In simple terms, our beloved animal is about the size of a small Shetland Pony, and produces even more shaggy fur than most shaggy dogs on National Shaggy Dog Day. And come Springtime, like now, he sheds.

And sheds and sheds and sheds.

We have black slate floor tiles. Come home some days, and it looks like we have cream pile carpet.

Suddenly, despairing dog owner has brainwave. Vacuum him, not the floors. Get in first. A pre-emptive strike.

As you can see, the dog agrees. Must feel like a sort of canine spa treatment. Just no Thai bitch at the conclusion of the massage barking naughtily “You want happy ending, Mr Zachary?” Checkout the video at the link below:

  1. Great idea. I have a small terrier that punches well above her weight in shedding. This could be just what I’ve been looking for…


  2. So, you’ve basically just significantly diminished your chances of getting elected to public office, although I have to admit that your technique will not be as politically damaging as Mitt Romney’s attempt to use 70 mph winds to pre-empt shedded dog hairs.


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