Two and a half hours, half a box of kleenex and a shower later, the dog is shaved. My fingers are still numb from the vibration of the clippers, but it is one of those sensations that I don’t mind. The cat enjoyed the dog being shaved, sauntering past him on several occasions – knowing that he could not bother her. It takes about 3 months for Bernie’s coat to fully grow in – so that would be mid November right when it is starting to get cold here. The most difficult part of shaving him is the fact that he wants to lie down – I have to straddle him in-between my legs to get him to stay standing. I still feel like I have hair all over and am itching like I do, but I am sure it is psychological. Off for a nice walk with the dog and then start prepping for pizza making!