My daughter wanted a puppy since she had been three years old.
- Last year, we bought her a puppy for her birthday.
She was six and we thought it would be something for her to grow up with and be responsible for. Now that Christmas is on its way, so is the cold air. My wife is complaining about all of the dog hair that is on the sofa and the carpeting. She is constantly pulling out the vacuum to get rid of more dog hair. Last week she told me to change the air filter. It was getting to the point where we had dog hair floating in the air. It seemed to be coming out of the air vents. Our daughter came downstairs, and she was telling me how the dog’s hair was beginning to fall out. She said the furnace was too hot for the dog to be shedding. I was beginning to wonder why we had so much dog hair in the air since it wasn’t summer. Summer is the normal time for a dog to shed. I looked at the puppy and sure enough he had thin spots of hair. I went downstairs to change the furnace air filter and I pulled the air vents to look inside. I called the HVAC company and asked them if they could clean the ductwork this time of year. They promised to send someone out the next week. In the meantime, I had to figure out why the dog was shedding. It wasn’t much of a mystery when I saw my daughter combing the dog’s hair with the thinning comb.