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?
Big Brown Bear (BBB) is now sitting proudly
in my Etsy shop waiting for a new owner.
He is from the Thuringia/Sonneburg area of Germany, 
and looks very like a 1950's Hermann.
This bear is now sold


  1. Wow what a fabulous transformation - you are turning this into a right fine art - how wonderful

  2. Wow great job done on him. looks lovely now.

  3. Wow what a transformation! He looks great after his wash and brush up :)