I hate vacuuming. It's probably my very least favorite household cleaning chore. Don't get me wrong, there isn't really cleaning chore that I enjoy, but vacuuming is at the top of my list of dislikes. (Second only to scrubbing the tub.) That being said, I'm sure you can imagine what a nightmare my dogs shedding cycle is to me.
Over the past three and a half weeks, I have vacuumed my house Every. Single. Day. at least once, sometimes twice! Actually, that's a lie. My husband took pity on me last weekend (In all honesty, I think he was scared as he watched me crabbily yanked the vacuum out of it's hiding spot and glare at it with my best stink eye), and he cleaned the house on Saturday and Sunday.
Between vacuuming, I feel like I'm constantly sweeping, and even then, there is hair EVERYWHERE! For those of you who know me, my standard of "clean" when it comes to my house isn't super high. Mostly not disgusting is usually good enough for me! This shedding cycle though, has come conveniently at the same time as Growly Bear starting to be mobile all over my hair floors. And even though my hubby says that I say this every year, I really mean it this time when I say this is the WORST shedding year EVER for our dogs! Plus, a fun fact that no one seemed to mention to me, is that when weaning from breastfeeding, your body goes through another crazy hormonal shift, similar to the one that happens after you give birth, and it causes you to loose insane amounts of hair! Like handfuls! Seriously! There's your gross out fact for the day. You're welcome! So not only are my big black hair dogs shedding, so am I!
Poor little Growly Bear seems to act like a human Swifer and attracts every bit of hair and dust in a 10 foot radius! After playing for 20 minutes on the floor, she looks like an adorable, happy, little fuzzy caterpillar.
Every morning I wake up to this:
Luckily the shedding seems to be slowing down (for both me and the dogs!). And it's warmer outside, which means more sunbathing on the deck for these two big black beauties. So hopefully my house will go back to being just "sorta hairy" instead of "inhabitabley hairy".
Off to sweep one last time before bed!
Love and Hugs