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2nd December 2010, 09:15 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!!]


2nd December 2010, 09:21 AM
We melt them in the shower.

2nd December 2010, 01:10 PM
Ive found the hairdryer the best way so far!:cool:

2nd December 2010, 01:52 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?

2nd December 2010, 03:00 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.

2nd December 2010, 03:54 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 :))

2nd December 2010, 04:16 PM
Thanks the post! It has not started snowing here but I am going home for Christmas and (fingers crossed) there will be snow!

2nd December 2010, 04:59 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.

2nd December 2010, 11:19 PM
I let them sit in the sauna


3rd December 2010, 09:19 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

3rd December 2010, 11:03 AM
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!


3rd December 2010, 11:14 AM
Oh sweetheart you don't look too impressed!!

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

3rd December 2010, 11:21 AM
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: