Mama Diaries

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Blow-out

Schultz, our very large German Shepherd, is shedding. When this happens, the house becomes a catastrophic mess of dog hair.

My husband decided to speed up the process. He took Schultz outside and pulled out the leaf blower.

"You're not seriously going to use the leaf blower on him, are you?" I asked.

"Of course I am," he responded. "They sell things like this to blow out hair when a dog is shedding."

I shook my head. "Not ones that big and loud."

He grabbed Schultz's collar and turned the blower on. You should've seen the hair that came off of him. It looked like it was snowing. When my husband was done, the front yard was literally covered with Schultz's hair.

Schultz was not pleased with the blower. As soon as my husband let go of the collar, he ran off, gave himself a good shake, and promptly rolled in his own hair. Guess he wasn't ready to part with it!


Before I go, I thought I'd share a video I made from a recent recital I did. I'm joined by Allen Baston, piano and Earl Hough, violin.


44 comments:

  1. I can imagine torrents of Schultz hair flying around. We've had similar experiences.
    I love your concert music. You have many incredible talents.

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  2. Beautiful music!
    Schultz wants his hair back.

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  3. I'm amazed that Schultz stood still for the hair blow out. Always enjoy your music, so beautiful.

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    1. He's a patient dog. I don't think he liked it, though.

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  4. This was beautiful to listen to and it put me in a great mood. You are so talented! Bravo!

    Also- that is too funny about Schultz. Hopefully he didn't bring all the hair back in the house. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It took a while, but I think he's done with the official shed.

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  5. Keep making me laugh, Sherry.
    Your music video gave me shivers of joy. :-)

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  6. Perhaps a hair dryer would have worked better? But that's better than shedding hair all over the place. Now you just need to find a spinner to take all that hair and turn it into yarn ;)

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    1. I would have done the hair dryer thing. I bet you could make something from all of the hair!

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  7. Loved the music video. And poor Schultz.

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  8. Loved the music Sherry. I love all types of music.
    Great story also.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Bootsy doesn't shed nearly as much as Schultz!

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  10. Hi, Sherry!

    Maybe Schultz (and your house) would benefit from a good spring haircut by a groomer. Be careful if you try to rake up his loose hair in the yard. Schultz is aka "Mister Rake Eater." :)

    The three of you played beautifully at the recital in Dunwoody. Congratulations, dear friend!

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    1. We picked up the hair snow by hand, because Schultz would have most definitely eaten the rake.

      Thanks for the nice comment about my playing.

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  11. First: the music blew me away. Lovely.
    Second: all that blowing^... I somehow would have thought vacuuming would be a better way to go about this. See what your husband thinks and ask Schultz, also.

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    1. Vacuuming would have definitely been a better idea.

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  12. You play beautifully! Loved listening to it. Thank you.
    As to the Schultz...I'm SO glad our dog has very short hair. What a mess!

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    1. We call Schultz the German Shedder. He has lots of hair!

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  13. I hope your husband had a patent on his idea. A smaller, less noisy 'leaf blower' market as a pet hair blower sounds like a great idea.

    Loving listening to you play, thank you for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful music. Thank you for sharing the video.
    Have a wonderful day

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  15. Too bad you don't have a video of the dog blow out.

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  16. haha wasn't ready to let go. Poor guy.

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  17. Wow, would have loved to see that happening!

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    1. You wouldn't believe how much of a winter coat he had!

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  18. "I'm allowed to write for three days", satta king by the next afternoon I'm chomping at the bit to get back to it.play bazaar

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