Yep. I did it. I brushed the dog. Got enough undercoat stripped out that we could almost have another dog. She's a shaggy little thing--we haven't shaved her since last spring--and has a lot of needed-to-shed undercoat that just got matted in her top coat when it came loose.
She put up one hell of a fight. No blood was drawn, but I'm exhausted, she's exhausted, and there's hair all over the floor (even if I did get most of it pried out of the brush and into the bucket next to me--and the bucket's about a third of the way full of Scotty dog hair).
But I did it. I tortured the dog.
At least, she thinks it's torture.
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