We call Stewie "Naked Boy" when he's without clothes or a harness. It seems he always has something on him, so it feel strange to see him without coverings. We've got unusually cold temps now and are trying to keep sweaters on all the dogs, but the Chiweenie keeps climbing out of his.
Totally hear you - it almost feels a little obscene to see the Manic's virtually hairless heart girth compared to Saint the Good Shepherd who is literally cloaked in dense fur.
Nope, I've never had that issue, but it sounds like a fun one to have. Now that my kids are all grown up, I miss the extra laundry. I always feel like I'm slacking.
ahaa.... but what about horsey sheets or blankets Linda? On those days I take sheets, blankets, & saddle pads to the laundromat in town for the triple size washers. I clean as much hair off first with a brush, & I take care to remember to wipe out his machines -- so far the proprietor has been happy to have my business.
I'm a bad horse mom--I don't provide sheets or blankets. I keep all my horses au naturale. They get a barn though. In some ways, my horses have a good life--they get to be with each other, have free choice hay all day, shelter, but in some ways, they have it tough, too. LOL.
There's not a thing wrong with au naturale! These days my dog laundry is more frequent than horse (never thought the balance would tip, but so it goes). Our place has a LOT of bush which is not conducive to blanketing of any sort so, like you, if the bugs or weather is bad enough, we bring our horses into the barn & feel grateful for the option. I do use coolers for sweaty horses & I like to wash our western pads 2-3 times a year so those do go to the laundromat. I also use light cotton English pads (under my endurance saddle & my Barefoot) which I wash at home as often as needed.
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