The weather has been beautiful, up in the 60s this week except for Thursday when it dipped down into the low 40s with high winds. It’s back up there the last couple of days and I’ve really enjoyed my morning walks. Of course, it will become more wintry this next week but we still have no snow in the forecast.
Last summer, Pat gave me a sheepskin that he got from his boss who raises sheep. I had told him I might want one for the seat in my car for the winter. The hair was really matted and stained, so I took it in and had it cleaned at a rug cleaning company. They did a beautiful job, so when I got it back last week, it was clean but was still very matted and you could see grass and stick particles near the skin. I started to brush it and it took a lot of work to get down to the skin and remove the debris, but it was looking pretty good so I kept on brushing a little bit each day until I had it all brushed. The hair was about 4” long. So this morning, I decided to give it a haircut. I started cutting with a scissors, tried the hair clipper that I use on Joey but it didn’t work, so I went back to using the scissors. Cutting, brushing, and keeping it up until it was done - I’m happy with the result and have it next to the bed as a rug for now. My efforts made a difference, although I’m not sure that I will be using it in my car.