Not to brag or anything, but with a Siberian Husky this is what it looks like everyday at my house. This is why I have to vacuum everyday…. sometimes 2x a day. Do you have the Dyson animal? Truly a lifesaver/lung saver. 🙂
At least your dog will let you brush it. Our cat tries to scratch my eyes out if I come near him with a brush. We have to pay to have him put under and combed once a year. Dude, our cat costs us more then our kid!
oh my gosh. i don’t even know what to say. seriously. we are thinking about getting a dog in a few months, but that pile of hair is making me reconsider. i’m definitely going for a short-haired dog, but i am still amazed…and grossed out. oh my.
From one who is nuts (glancing at the comment above), I’ve spun dog fur on my wheel. There’s a book, “Knitting with Dog Hair,” with a list of handspinners who will make it into yarn for you, and some small commercial mills will, too.
But what your kids could have the most fun with is turning it into felt: it takes a mixture of water, temperature changes from hot to cold to hot to cold over and over, along with agitation. That’s the fun part: they can play grape stompers in a rubber tub with it, the more stomping the better. They can make a pretty solid (albeit probably lumpy) fabric out of it. I’m picturing it permanently wadded up into–oh, say, a dog or cat bed. I bet a cat would love that. Heh.
Amazing! And yet, most of my amazement lies in the fact that you are disciplined enough to actually brush your dog once a week (and that you do what you have to do to your humidifier in the basement every day)!