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Hair Balls & Nose Prints

By Linda Caffee
Posted Jan 25th 2018 7:58AM

Never in all of my life have I seen the amount of hair a cat and puppy can lose every day and it is a never-ending battle to keep up with.  I have a small shop vacuum that has a few million miles on it.  This vacuum was found many years ago when we were in a tractor-trailer to keep up with the pet hair our Cocker Spaniel, Molly lost every day. I have never seen another vacuum like it.

Hair is on everything, on the dash, on the gauges, on the seats, on us, and of course on the floor.  Each day the vacuum is run and recently I found a brush to help keep the pet hair off of the seat cushions.  The rugs are also shaken rather vigorously on the weekends as I get more in-depth with my cleaning.

Recently I found an interesting item to wash Texas’s feet when she gets into mud or snow.  Water is placed into the container and then her foot is placed into the tube, then the tube is twisted and all of the little bristles clean off her legs and feet.

In the door pockets of the truck, we keep a lint roller that we use if we need to get the pet hair off of our clothing. In the door pocket, we also keep bags to clean up after Texas when we take her for walks.

Texas likes to be brushed and when possible we give her a good brushing while we are outside. One of these days I am going to convince her that the vacuum cleaner is not going to eat her alive but until then I will use her brush.  Squeaky does not seem to shed as much as Texas, sometimes he likes to be brushed and at other times the brush is not allowed to touch him.  We brush by his rules.

We never have nose prints on the window from Squeaky but Texas in another matter.  Texas has a long nose and I believe she thinks if she presses her nose harder on the glass she will be able to see more.  Just about every time we stop I wipe off the passenger window so that we can see clearer. 

While pet hair is a daily battle it is still better than the sterile, clean, orderly, and boring truck we had after Molly passed away.

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005


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