Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Well, I gave him the blanket clip today. He has a few lines by the flank on one side where the hair was going several directions, but it will be gone once his coat changes over, so I don't really care. He looks really bad now of course, because all of the oils are out of his coat - very washed out/pale coat.
After clipping, I worked him. He got sweaty again - the short hair dried, but his non shaved hock areas, and his non shaved neck area got a bit sweaty too, and did not dry out quickly. I brushed him out good and put the blanket on. I am not comfortable shaving the neck and other non blanketed areas yet, as the coats have not even started shedding, and I don't want to put him in a situation where he might freeze if we get another good cold snap. BUT, as soon as I see the coats start to shed, that is the next part to go.
I had to come in and shower when I was done with it because I had hair ALL OVER me...so itchy!! :) :) Hopefully what I have done so far will help with cooling out some. :)