Like most of us in the Northeast, it's cold, down right bloody cold! Temps are in the single numbers with wind chills well below zero. This morning (Sunday) it's 5 degrees. 5! Luckily there is no wind chill at the moment. Yippee!!
That makes it too cold for snow to land and pile up so there is not much on the ground and nothing to shovel but boy is it cold!
Still, the dogs need to be cared for. August needs a bath at least every other week so this weekend, he got one from me. I didn't go to into the office on Friday so his regular groomer didn't get a chance to get to him. But she is so generous with her time, she showed me how to shave him and since I have the shampoo here at home, he got a full bath. He was not happy!
In good weather, he can run around outside to zoom dry, but not when it's -7 with a wind chill of -24. So he runs around the house trying to zoom dry. Then he hides. Funny thing is, he hides on top of me between 2 blankets. Silly boy.
My tools for every day are these. A slicker brush, letter opener (that woks perfectly as a mat splitter), Greyhound comb and Detangle spray. Since August has a soft coat, and it's hair not fur, I never comb him with dry hair. A light spray is all I need to keep his hair in place.
For those of you with pets who need grooming, what are your "go to tools?"