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The Matt Police
I am an anti-matt nut! When my dogs were puppies, I was combing them six times a day...no matts allowed.
I then learned some show dogs have matts under their thick coat to make them look poofy....what?
A friend has a four month old puppy, I went to pet her and she was full of huge lumps. If I see her again, I'm going to offer to teach her how to get those matts out. I am not being critical, I hope, but don't these tight matts cause pain when they pull? And I know groomers will charge extra and also get very angry with her.
I've also been at events with other dogs where I can feel them...big ones. It does something to me...I just want to get them all out. I have helped several people learn how to do it without hurting the dog...
Am I nuts? Perhaps it stems from getting out all the fleas of our outdoor cats when I was a kid...I have very sensitive fingers. I am constantly checking for this.
There is nothing more wonderful that a smooth or curly, matt-free coat. Hey, we all get a tiny one from time to time, but those big lumpy ones...yikes.
Some mom's have doulas, perhaps I could hire myself out to blowing coat owners as the matt-assistant. LOL
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003