Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's Saint Bernard Shaving Time Again

It was due time for the Gardener to pull out the cow clippers (Seriously, I'm not joking one bit) and a giant garbage bag and start shaving our 140 pound Saint. The Oliver Bunnies were getting so bad that even if I vacuumed on a daily basis, I would still see at least one or two big ones float across the kitchen in any given day. Not to mention, I gave the dogs a couple of knee bones that came with our recent beef share and Oliver had his front legs so filthy dirty from the combination of whatever sorts of fluids and fats are in the beef bones and his own saliva that he was barely even allowed into the house. Trust me, it was pretty gross. The haircut went a long way but I think a nice bubble bath and a nail trimming are order now that the bones are gone.

I guess I should just be thankful that he doesn't sleep in our bed or climb on the furniture.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I am not cut out for large dog ownership. I barely keep my maltese groomed and I can put her in the kitchen sink.

He's cute though!

Riot Kitty said...

We have two cats who sleep on our bed (if they didn't, there would be mutiny), and each time we vacuum, there is enough fur emptied into the trash to create another feline.

Courtney said...

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LL Cool Joe said...

And doesn't Oliver look happy with his new haircut! Not!

Jenni said...

Oh dogs. They crap up the house even worse than kids. But at least they listen.

sheila said...

Yes, it's incredible how much hair is bagged up isn't it? I laugh when I shave Brooklyn because if someone didn't know what I was up to they might think something was killed in my yard...all that hair all over, ha ha ha.

Gosh, you got an early start! I'm waiting another month or so. But it's so wonderful after shaving cuz the vacuuming is easier! Oliver is so handsome. Too bad we didn't meet years ago we could have mated them and had fun little (big) puppies....lol.

melodyofamom said...

He doesn't look very happy! You better hang on to your slippers! hehe

dogsmom said...

We never shave ours - and still can fill a small garbage bag daily. After a fresh shave they do look embarrassed for a few days, don't they.