This weekend I am inspired to sing a song. Ready? Here goes...
"Old MacDonald had a Shepherd, E-I-E-I-O
And on that Shepherd there was lots of hair, E-I-E-I-O
With a hair hair here, and a hair hair there,
Here a hair, there a hair, everywhere a hair hair
Old MacDonald had a Shepherd, E-I-E-I-O!"
I'm sure there are plenty of dog breeds that shed, but German Shepherds truly excel in this area. I think I've mentioned before that if you can't tolerate hair wafting in clumps about your house and the idea of developing a very close relationship with your vacuum cleaner, then a Shepherd is not the dog for you.
The German Shepherd's gentle intelligence, loyalty, and desire for deep connection with her people has won me over for life . But goodness gracious, the hair! This weekend was our second major grooming session in a week.
Lady doesn't seem to mind though. She says it's relaxing to be brushed.
A German Shepherd doesn't generally get to relax during the day. There's just too much to be done. She must always be on alert, watching out for her family, guarding against possible intruders - both human and animal - and constantly working to make sure everyone stays together to the greatest degree possible. So it's good to be able to relax for a few minutes.
One thing I haven't been able to figure out.
Why is it that brushing the dog seems mostly to be a process of
transferring the hair from dog to person?
|I think I will just close my eyes for a minute...|