Saturday, 17 September 2011
A Big Brown mess of a bear is a hidden beauty
Just look at this - isn't he the scruffiest bear you ever did see?
He came to me in this sorry state, his beautiful chestnut fur was all matted and very grubby.
There was no way I could get a brush through it as it was so clogged together.
I made the descision to give him a shampoo and condition surface wash. Yes, I know the rules - no wet washes - but I figured it was do or die!
I couldn't put him in my shop as he was, so drastic measures were in order. Into the bathroom armed with my new bottle of Tresemme shampoo and conditioner, I carefully surface washed him, trying not too get him too wet.
I went outside armed with various brushes and combs, including a pet 'knot buster' for getting tangles out. He did lose a bit of fur in the process but it had to be done, and his coat is so thick that it is not noticable that it has been thinned out a bit.
He just then needed a mouth and a few stitches here and there and.............
...........................................Wow! Is that the same bear?