Hi everypuppy and everycat. It's me, Amber. You know - the victim of a horrible combing session the other day? Yes. That's me. You remember. Hrumph. Combs and brushes. Hrumph!
Here's how I look today:
I look fine, don't I? But Mom keeps looking at my coat with "that look" she gets.
Me, looking a tad worried.
What does she mean that she still has a lot of work to do, especially in my neck and chest area? Take a look:
Don't let Mom see!
My coat is fine, isn't it? I think so, too.
Anyway... before the Evil Comb Lady comes after me again, and I know she will... I'd like to address a few of the comments/questions we received!
Yes, that was my fur - after about a ten-minute combing session. We are never shaved (except for a surgery) and as Siberians shouldn't be. Our coats not only insulate us against the cold in Winter, but they help keep us cool and protect our skin in Summer. To read Stormy's thoughts on this, please click here. I have the thickest coat of all of us and am in full blow. :) I will continue to do this for a few weeks, while Mom combs, brushes and plucks me. I could even get a b-a-t-h before too long, but hopefully not!
Since all of that was part of my under coat, it pains me to admit this - but yes, I do feel a bit cooler. Sigh. But it's still horrible to be combed and brushed. :) It's what we Sibes have to put up with to lose our Winter coats. Don't tell my mom, but there's plenty more where that came from. Hee hee hee.
The spray bottle you saw in Wednesday's picture is HyLyt Bath Oil. It has essential fatty acids to condition and moisturize my coat and skin, and can either be used after a b-a-t-h or while grooming. My coat is very static-filled, and this helps avoid the zap-zap when Mom brushes or combs me. When Dave and Zim first joined our family, their coats were very dry and brittle (especially Zimmie's). Our vets recommended the HyLyt shampoo and spray. They smell nice (if you're into "clean") and make our coats bunny-soft!
I think that's about it. Except for Huffle's concern that Zimmie exploded. Hee hee hee! I'm still laughing about that one! She's so funny!
I think Mom's looking at my fur again...
...so I better go.
Have a wonderful weekend!