|Lola’s shedding is helping birds build their nests. I know. She’s so thoughtful 🙂|
Lola, my beautiful longhaired child-with-fur-and-attitude, has an undercoat that explodes every Spring.
Yes, explodes I said.
Don’t get me wrong, she sheds all year long but this time of year is especially riddled with fur.
Resourceful type that I am (read: potential hoarding issues), I googled around to see what can be done with it. Lo, apparently, birds love using animal fur for building nests! Since Lola loves
stalking watching birds it seems only fair that her fur should help them build some nests.
So we gathered up some hair, some chopped up jute twine, and hung it an onion bag with lots of slits and holes. We refill it regularly as the birds come and pull it away bit by bit, sort of like cotton candy. But hairy.
|If you’re not an ‘animal person’ this will probably gross you out. The rest of y’all can,keep reading!|
Tangent for pet people*
If you have a fur baby at home and do not know what that purple thing is up on the left, listen up, because I’m about to rock your world.
That purple thing is called The Furminator. Stupid name for a great product. It’s like a horse brush with ‘roid rage. It will rid any hairy animal of excess fur in a matter of minutes. You see that pile of fluff on the right? That is from 2 minutes of brushing Lola one morning (and she gets brushed a LOT). If I was to take this thing to your golden retriever for 10 minutes I’d come up with enough hair to fill a Volkswagen. And the best thing is that the fur babies love it! It comes in various sizes for different types of hair and animals. As someone who has lived with animals of all sizes and shedding issues, I cannot recommend it enough. Go get one!
* For the record, I have not been asked or paid to promote this product. I just adore the crap out of it and have even been known to give it as a gift. I love it and I hope you will too 🙂