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Please Save The Dog Hair

I was recently cleaning out our dining room.

Well it was originally a dining room turned into an office turned into the room where everything goes that doesn’t have a place. 

In other words, it’s the junk room that I keep trying to clean out but everyone keeps throwing their junk in it.

In this room, I found a plastic bag of brown dog hair.

I was so happy when I found it.

It wasn’t a sad moment and I didn’t cry.

It was a happy, I’m so glad that I saved this much of their dog hair moment.

And then it quickly went to a more morbid thought when I remembered the skeleton pony Halloween decoration that I saw at Home Depot over the weekend. 

I wondered if I had enough dog hair to cover the pony and turn it into a spooky Sherman and Leroy. 

I mean the pony IS perfect Newfie size. 

I asked my husband if he thought I had enough hair and he told me no. 

And then he shook his head and asked where I came from. 

Geesh.

Some people just don’t get the way a creative mind works. 

I might not have enough dog hair now but if I save up Odin’s hair for the next few months I’m sure that I will. 

So that idea is not thrown out the window just yet. 

Anyway, I took the brown hair that I found in the plastic bag and put it into Ziploc bags.

It was nice to run my fingers through it and even though it was a combination of Sherman and Leroy I could still tell which clumps belonged to who. 

If there is any advice that I can give any of you that will stick it’s to save the dog hair. 

Save some of it. 

Save a little baggie full of it right now.

Today. 

Brush out a couple of brushes full, store it in a Ziploc, and put it away. 

You can also wrap a small amount of hair in tissue paper and store it in a keepsake box.

One day you will be so happy that you saved that hair and you can even put it to use by making a special keepsake ornament or jewelry, have it processed to use for future knitting projects, or even to be processed for a tattoo ink! 

I promise that you won’t be sorry.

If this message is reaching you too late and you didn’t save the hair, don’t be sad. 

I wish that I would have known about this many years ago too but now I know and I will always save the dog hair. 

 

 

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Linda

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

I love this idea and have actually been doing that forever. I have newf fur from even my first newfie, 28 yrs ago. I have used the fur from many to do needle felting, making tiny newfies! Just for me, not to sell. A friend felted a bunch of hers and made a gorgeous red silk lined vest. So many things but I never thought of the ornaments and LOVE that idea...thank you!

Gloria Chapman

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Awesome idea. I am definitely going to do this one. Thank-you!!!

Tails Around the Ranch

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Whenever I see the not-nearly enough baglets of hair I saved from Sam, I smile, inside and out. It's a beautiful remembrance of a dog I just cannot get enough of.💔

Ducky's Mom

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Saving dog hair? No, not for me. I have TONS of photos of each of my dogs, and for me that's enough. I don't wear jewelry much any more; and I'm not one for tattoos. Plus, I'd rather have my whole dog, alive and well, at my side. Having just some of their hair to run my fingers through would make me miss them that much more and make me cry my eyes out. But that's me. I miss my girls and Radar every day; but their spirits are with me and that's enough.

Now that said, I love your tattoo and the fact that the boys' hair was processed and used to make the ink. The important thing is that YOU love it. And I'm happy for you that you do. ❤️❤️