Sunday, June 5, 2011
Every spring and into the summer, Moxie starts shedding, and shedding, and shedding, and....
It really is quite impressive the amount of hair she gets rid of each year. Just to give you an idea, I have included two pictures from last year. What makes these pictures more amazing is these were actually taken toward the end of Moxie's "shedding season" last August. And if this is what we get out of her toward the *end* of the shedding season, imagine what comes out at the height of it. haha The second picture is how much of her hair I get out from under the refrigerator at this time of year.
David is really quite fascinated by the fact that you can probably sit for hours and just pull tufts of hair out from her undercoat. Brushing is a never-ending job. After 20 minutes of brushing, hair is still coming out in bunches, but Moxie has lost her patience! We brush her outside for obvious reasons, and when we are done, it looks like a small animal could have been slaughtered. lol
If only we could learn how to spin it and sell it as a "new" exotic yarn -- it would be really soft and warm, that's for sure. Anyone interested in some "Alsatian wool?"