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Nicki
2nd December 2010, 10:15 AM
Any brilliant ideas for removing the snow baubles?

Have tried a wide comb [it just squishes them even more], hairdryer - works well, takes forever but they are at least dry] and a bowl of warm water [but hate them being wet for any length of time when it is so cold]...

something like this - Rupert a few years ago, but the puppies are coming in the same...although not this morning, it's -9 :shock: so fortunately the snow is frozen [as are we all!!]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v510/RupertsMum/Rupert/DVD-T-1-Rupert00118.jpg

*Pauline*
2nd December 2010, 10:21 AM
We melt them in the shower.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5225445085_c09348dc7a_m.jpg

Dublin
2nd December 2010, 02:10 PM
Ive found the hairdryer the best way so far!:cool:

Nicki
2nd December 2010, 02:52 PM
The problem is that they are then very wet Pauline and especially as mine are then inclined to go straight out again, I don't really want them that wet...

I wouldn't think that would be too good for Dylan either really to be that wet is it? Do you blow dry him afterwards?

Tania
2nd December 2010, 04:00 PM
You know those yellow/orange super absorbent dish cloths you can buy, well you can get those in doggy size, will dig out the info if anyone is interested. I sit mine on those while using a hair dryer so is tends to suck up the moisture whilst melting the baubles. You can almost towell dry with these cloths. I tend not to use water to melt the snow because I can guaranty the moment I have finished they will want to go our in the snow again and I would worry about them getting cold.

Teresa
2nd December 2010, 04:54 PM
I melt them in a bowl of luke warm water and towel dry their feet...Not deep enough to get higher "baubles" up their legs yet!!
I am prepared for that this year with the new all in one coats with legs from Dormer Crafts :))

Just back from a fab walk in the woods, it looked magical...Cassie is snoring on my lap now :))

Chamberlain
2nd December 2010, 05:16 PM
Thanks the post! It has not started snowing here but I am going home for Christmas and (fingers crossed) there will be snow!

Charlifarley
2nd December 2010, 05:59 PM
I don't know if this is a good thing to do or not, but I have been squishing the balls off with my hands on to the floor and then mopping up the mess. (And towel drying the dogs)
Plenty of snow here - I wish I'd ordered my waterproof coats a bit sooner, they have been dispatched, but I don't expect a delivery here for a few days, the roads are terrible.

Chuck
3rd December 2010, 12:19 AM
I let them sit in the sauna

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm11/YWORRYDOG/COOPER004.jpg

Nicki
3rd December 2010, 10:19 AM
ROFLOL I will tell my hubby that the puppies want a sauna for Christmas for drying off their snow baubles!!

Your doggies are very spoilt :D

Wagtails
3rd December 2010, 12:03 PM
We have a series of towelling bags (home made with double thickness of towelling and a drawstring neck with a toggle). I leave these to warm up on a radiator while we are out and then leave the dogs inside them for a while so that the ice melts but the dog stays warm. They are damp when you remove them, so hair-drying is still essential, but not as sopping wet as with a bath or shower.

Here is a photo of your favourite "Niece" modelling what I mean!

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Miscellaneous/MeganinthebagatRivendell.jpg

Nicki
3rd December 2010, 12:14 PM
Oh sweetheart you don't look too impressed!!

Bless her - thanks for the lovely photo of a very special girl :lotsaluv:

*Pauline*
3rd December 2010, 12:21 PM
Marie-Anne that's so funny. My good boy Dylan stays on the door mat and licks the snowballs off. Poppy on the other hand has just jumped on the dinner table :shock: