Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mojo's cording experiment is going well. He's getting a bit more matted every day. His fur is nice when it's matted, really. It's thicker.

For Valentine's Day we got Mojo a new hump toy. The potato is getting kinda old and crufty, so we got him...the foghorn! It's a Valentine's Day stuffed dog, and Mojo was all over it. He basically assaulted it. Needless to say, it's Mojo's newest favorite toy.

We also changed his diet a bit. At a nearby pet store (Natural Pet) they had these cans of food made of, get this, Austrailian (or New Zealand) Brushtails. Mojo really loves the stuff, and although the can is kinda pricey, well, he's helping the people down under get rid of their vermin. And isn't that priceless?

Well, not really, but it's sort of funny that a pest & varmint has been turned into pet food.

Mojo's at agility right now. The class is a beginner class, which is bad. I've been watching and they've been doing basic stuff for the last 45 minutes. Maybe it's fun for him, but watching it is, well, boring, especially since we've actually run real courses. It's a good warmup, I suppose.

Monday, February 13, 2006

After the snowshoeing trip, Mojo had a lot of mats. Really, really big mats, mats that would have required a shave.

Well, we asked at the local self-service dog wash (AquaDog) about the possibility of using an anti-mat spray on him. The nice woman's opinion was that shaving would probably be better, becuase the mats were so big and close to the skin that it would be almost impossible to comb them out.

So we decided that we'd cord him and see what happens.

The Havanese book (over at describes speed-cording as basically letting your dog become one big mat, then sort of carving out the cords. Right now Mojo isn't quite one big mat. He's more like lots of big mats separated by hair. He's on his way, though!

Hopefully by the end of it we'll have a corded mojo. If not, we'll be getting a shaved Mojo really soon.

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