Blame the Pyrenean Mountain Dog!

I was a bit surprised last week when the bipeds said I’d broken the vacuum cleaner. I hadn’t touched it. I must have looked puzzled because they went on to explain that the hair I shed has overworked it. Allegedly, that makes it my fault it’s broken! I disagree – if it can’t cope with some hair then it wasn’t really very good at its job anyway.

It had an attachment that is supposed to pick up hair from the carpet. It does pick up hair, the problem is that the hair wraps around the roller and then the roller stops turning. The biped then has to pull the hair out of the roller and I’m told, “Clowie, your hair has clogged it up again!”

What’s the use of an attachment for picking up pet hair that stops as soon as it picks some up? That seems to be a major design flaw! I hope they choose a better one this time. The bipeds say they hope the new one survives the tumbleweed season.

They are referring to my Spring moult. It lasts a couple of weeks and it doesn’t matter how often they brush me or how often they clean the floors there’s always some white hair floating around like tumbleweed. It collects around the legs of the table and some always gets trapped under the legs so that they have to move the table to remove it. I don’t know how it gets underneath!

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Then there’s the washing machine. I often hear, “Clowie, you’ve clogged up the filter and I hate cleaning it out!”

I can’t deny that the filter when it’s taken out of the machine always contains some of my hair, but it also contains fluff from the towels and fluff from Mulberry the cat – they never mention that. And it certainly isn’t my fault that the filter is too low down to get a container under it to catch the water that comes out. This makes it a horrible job to clean it out. Only bipeds could design something that silly!

Clowie , Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, smiling

Bipeds are funny!

The male biped bought some new shirts at the weekend. The bipeds were unpacking them to wash them when he said, “Look, this packet is still sealed. Can you see that?”

He was pointing to a long white hair inside the packet. I don’t see what was so surprising about that. They know my hair finds its way into new pots of yoghurt, so a shirt packet wouldn’t be that much of a challenge to it!

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They pulled the fridge and the freezer away from the wall recently and I went to see what they were up to. The grilles at the back were covered in my hair and they were cleaning it off. They told me my hair is a household menace!

I’d be quite offended if I thought they meant half of what they say! They enjoy teasing me. One of their names for me is The Hair Factory, especially when I’m moulting. But if they notice they haven’t got any of my hair on their clothes they’ll tell me it shows they’ve been neglected and need a Clowie Cuddle! I’m always willing to oblige! I think they secretly like a frosting of white hair about the house.

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See you on Saturday!


  1. It’ll be a fun time at your pad Clowie with the Spring moult 😉 Our spaniels shed all the time too but the real scary hair is the cat hair! That’s the hair we find in our tea/coffee/butter/… you name it! What type of hoover do your bipeds have? We’ve had to move onto an industrial one as both our Dyson ‘Animal’ hoovers gave up the ghost in no time at all.
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  2. Simply amazing where your hair turns up Clowie – even in a sealed shirt packet!! Happy #woofwoofwednesday to you & your bipeds!

  3. OMGoodness, C! Your bipeds sound just like my mom. Our furs are so beautiful, yet so unappreciated around the house. Mom says she owns way too many black clothes to have a white dog. Why doesn’t she just buy some white clothes?? Good luck with your new vacuum. I hope it knows its job better than your old one….

    Love and licks,

    • My bipeds don’t wear dark clothes very often, Cupcake. When they wear black they get changed at the last minute and disappear clutching a clothes brush!
      I hope the new vacuum does a better job!

  4. Poor Clowie! As if you can control where your beautiful white hair goes…..well, you can’t and that’s that! Just don’t listen to your bipeds when they complain – we think you’re boooooootiful whether you have hair flying or not!

    Hugs, sammy
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  5. Living with my Kuvasz sister Katie, we totally understand. The hair thing on the vacuum happens all the time! Mom loves the breed and we love Katie to death, but she says she will never have another as she has had it with the fur everywhere. We thought about covering her in glue to keep the fur on her body, but decided it wouldn’t be practical. Shedding 24/7/365 is our way of life with Katie and it would be the same with a Pyr.
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    • The quantity of hair is amazing. I’ve never been threatened with glue, but they have said they’re going to get a hairnet that goes all over me – I don’t much like the sound of that so I’m hoping it’s just an empty threat!

  6. well momwithoutpaws says she has enough hair in her house to build another dog

  7. wow that means the seller of that tee-shirt has a pyrenean mountain dog too, right? :o) the huskies before me sent 3 hoovers to the pink poney ranch too… we use a vorwerk vacula now, that guy eats all things, including my dad’s finger :o)
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    • I think they make the cleaners too weak to survive long on purpose! But a cleaner that can eat a finger sounds like it should cope with a bit of hair – I’ll tell the bipeds about it!

  8. Although it drives me batty, I’d be lost without my two cuddly furballs and all their hair.
    But just one day I’d like to sit down and not see balls floating through the air!

  9. At least your hair is white. Ours is black and makes a real dirty looking mess all over the place. And about that noisy scary machine, we clog ours up pretty bad and our biped has to make multiple trips outside to dump the canister. Happy day to you, Clowie (and your bipeds) wag wag
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    • That is true! My bipeds look funny when they’ve been near black dogs – they’re usually wearing clothes that don’t show my hair too much, so every black hair shows!

  10. Oh Clowie, I am sorry but I have to feel for your bipeds with this one! OMD with 3 huskies and 3 cats, the fur sometimes is unbelievable! ESPECIALLY during blow out time! haha! Ah well, it’s a good thing we love you fur babies huh? hehehehehe
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  11. Having lost my dear Alsatian recently I would give anything to have his clumps of hair all over the house again.

    The answer is not to have a vacuum cleaner….
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    • I’m sure you would, I’m very sorry for your loss.

      You’re right, I have told my bipeds that they should just leave the hair and then it will form a luxurious carpet over everything!

  12. Clowie has the secret weapon, known to infiltrate and leave a trail of clues.

  13. Clowie, by the sounds of it, your shedding fur is makes the clouds in the sky. There’s certainly enough of it.
    We have two dogs: a Border Collie and a Border Collie x Cavalier. The BC was shorn a few months ago and that not only reduced the clumps of fur but the matting her developed after he stood out in the rain and the moulting fur seems to get stuck and knotted. We were unprepared for Lady’s fine silky black fur which coats the carpet in a black mist. I tend to get some of it up by running the dog brush over the carpet. My husband runs his shoes over the top and gets the bulk of the fur up that way. We also have a robotic vacuum cleaner, which is quite good and a vacuum cleaner from Aldi.
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    • I like the idea of the clouds! I shall think of it as those fluffy white clouds we see floating about against a blue sky.

      Lady’s fur sounds nice.

  14. Here is how we deal with the dog and cat hair: We have all wood floors and we open up the sliding glass doors, the wind whips in and blows all the fur to the edges of the room and we pick it up. No, it’s not really that easy…the fur doesn’t always go where we want it to….so don’t ever look under our furniture. 🙂
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    • There was a very large built in cupboard with a gap underneath in the old house we first lived in when we went to Spain. I don’t like to think how much dog hair made its way under there!

  15. Clowie I was never so shocked as when we pulled the fridge out from the wall when we had three kitties years ago and found tons of cat hair on the coils. Who knew? Even with just Z Cat for the 8 years we were lucky to have her, the hair! But I take having her hair on every thing again.. 🙂 Clowie I am not getting notified now of your new posts so that is why I haven’t been here and I don’t want to miss your posts. Today I will sign up for follow by email and see what happens. I found your two recent posts on my reader which I don’t really look at often.

    • It’s amazing where the hair collects!
      I hope that following by email works. There’ll be a post in the morning. Check your spam folder if you can’t see an email – I’ve discovered that some email providers don’t like the address, as .xyz is a fairly new domain name and not too many about yet.

  16. Clowie – we totally understand! At first, Heather and Mr. K (ok, Mr. K mostly) got the blame whenever we found hair around the house and in the vacuum. Then, the story changed and yesterday Scottie Dad actually blamed my hair for clogging up the vacuum…Can you believe that? Much love, The Scottie Mom.
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  17. Aurora Jean Alexander

    Hello Clowie,
    Very nice to meet you. I enjoyed your hair story very much! 🙂 It made me giggle and laugh. Thanks for sharing it!

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