|Ralph after being shorn. Not much left to brush!|
T is also body shorn, but he has a hideous-looking tail! I never got around to picking the burrs out of it in the spring, so it is a mess. So on Tuesday I took the scissors to it (to cut out some big mats and burrs), and today I brushed out the rest. He looks a little silly with a very poofy tail, but I think he'll look fine for the show. He is showing in performance, halter, and showmanship, so he has to look his best!
|T and his terrible haircut!|
Kara is the big challenge. Luckily she isn't terribly dirty, and being fairly young her neck and leg fiber hasn't matted too badly yet, but I was really determined to have her spotless and mat-free by the show. I've now succumbed to accepting that she won't be completely mat-free, but I'm hoping to get most of the cobwebs out of her fleece. My ulterior motive for doing this is that I hope having less cobwebs will help her cool off, since her skin should be able to breathe more.
|Kara's neck fiber before brushing.|
|The same spot after brushing. (I love that she has her dad's curls!)|
|The lower part of Kara's neck...still needs a lot of work!|