new word: vibrissae

Here is Barkis in watchdog mode. Can you spot his vibrissae? Reminder–the quickest way I know of to share an image is Piccdrop. Real quick! Drop me an image! Put the URL in comments.

watchdog
watchdog

Soapbox: I’m sorry to say that some owners or groomers pluck or even remove their dog’s vibrissae for cosmetic reasons. That’s just wrong. And mean. Please don’t do it. While you’re at it, leave his ears alone, too!

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  1. I love Barkis’s ears! That’s horrible that people remove those tiny hairs. That’s the best thing about pets. They love you no matter what you look like. It should be the same the other way around.

    I can’t post a picture because the site went down while I was uploading, but I’ll try to later.

  2. I love Barkis’s ears! That’s horrible that people remove those tiny hairs. That’s the best thing about pets. They love you no matter what you look like. It should be the same the other way around.
    I can’t post a picture because the site went down while I was uploading, but I’ll try to later.

  3. Susan, thank you for the new word, and the photo.

    I don’t have a picture to share, but will comment about dog cosmetology. We had a darling little black almost-Schnauzer once. Sassy looked–at least to me–exactly like a Schnauzer, except her ears and tail had not been “fixed.” A groomer told me when we first got her, she was still young enough that we could have it done. Ouch–I opted not to, and was always glad. Her tail was long-haired and looked like a plume, arching over her back. So pretty.

  4. Susan, thank you for the new word, and the photo.
    I don’t have a picture to share, but will comment about dog cosmetology. We had a darling little black almost-Schnauzer once. Sassy looked–at least to me–exactly like a Schnauzer, except her ears and tail had not been “fixed.” A groomer told me when we first got her, she was still young enough that we could have it done. Ouch–I opted not to, and was always glad. Her tail was long-haired and looked like a plume, arching over her back. So pretty.

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