Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Faves 07/10/09

Well, happy Friday everyone. I certainly hope that it's better than yesterday. My poor DH! We found out yesterday that he has to have dental surgery and WOW!! I just hate he's in so much pain and I didn't know. For this week, I have decided to share five of my favorite things people say when they visit the Animal Hospital where I work...

1. Labradoodles are a hypoallergenic dog.

2. Labs don't shed.

3. I want to shave my lab/husky/samoyed/german shepherd to stop shedding and so he'll be cooler.

4. Can you believe I found a Turkish Van (this is a cat) wandering around in an alley.

5. My cat is a tabby.

If you do not find these funny, then I will try to explain why I do.

1. Labradoodles are mutts, and they have hair, like all dogs, and if you are allergic to dog HAIR, you will be allergic to this too, and they do shed...see #2.
2. Labs shed more than any other dog. I sweep the lobby more after labs come in WAY MORE than any other dog regardless of the length of the pets hair.
3. You can ruin your dog's coat by shaving, the hair is never quite the same, and the undercoat is designed to help cool them down. If your breed standard shows the coat shaved in areas then ignore my earlier comment, this would be an exception.
4. Turkish Van is an unusual coloration of alley cat...doesn't breed true and yes, they are BEAUTIFUL!
5. Tabby, calico, tortiseshell...these are colors, not breeds.

Hope no one is offended...was not my intention.



  1. HA! This is funny! Sometimes you just need to get out!

  2. hi hi LOVE your fives
    Have a great weekend =)

  3. Haha! Very funny! I have to share this with my sister in law, she works at a vet and I am sure she gets the same thing all the time!!! Have a good weekend.

  4. Uh oh...bad timing on my part here...I am waiting for DH to bring home my sheltie from the groomer....and yes, after 8 years I had his hair cut short. (not shaved) My daughters are already mad at me..(wish they would brush him more)I know it will grow back and I hope he looks ok... :(

    Have a great weekend!!
    Joanie :)

  5. I didn't know you worked at an animal hospital. I LOVE this list -- it's funny and also informative. I had no idea about the labradoodle not being hypoallergenic. We have friends who are getting one because they swear that it's hypoallergenic. Now I have news for them! Ha.

  6. Love this list! So many people are clueless about their pets. I'm probably included in this mix. :)


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