Jul 8, 2010

It seemed like a good idea...


...to Hailey.

Yesterday morning Hailey decided to go exploring somewhere that she knows she is not allowed.

Her best friend was not far behind her.

Given the opportunity, she would go up there again regardless of how long she would need to be brushed afterward to remove all of those little evil sticker things that were matted in her fur. Countless stickers had to be pulled from between her toe pads. This was not pleasant for anyone.

I don't know the name of the plant or weed that produces these horrible little sticker things, but I know what I will be doing this weekend. Anyone want to help?

Free Range Hailey vs. Evil Sticker Plant
Evil Sticker Plant WINS

32 Treats:

Sharon said...

Hailey is so pretty, it shines through those evil stickers! If they are little bity stickers without sharp thorns we call them "stick tights." And it does take a lot of brushing to get them all out, so good luck! Her beautiful long fur is a perfect place for then to stick.

Sam said...

OW! My first Golden Daisy got into a similar situation. She had them so bad that we had to take her to the vet, and the vet tech's ended up shaving her. Several of the stickers had to be removed by the vet!

Sam

Raising Addie said...

Hi Sharon!

Yep, those are the ones.

You would think that we would know the name of those by know since we have had them in our yard on and off for 10 years now. We pull them out in the spring but this year they came back for some reason. Must be all this rain.

Hopefully it will stop raining so I can pull them all out.

Now I'm watching her like a hawk outside :)

Raising Addie said...

OH Sam that is just terrible!

These sticker things didn't have sharp thorns on them, they just hung onto the fur and caused matting which is never fun.

Hailey is a little drama queen so anything out of the ordinary and she is screaming like a baby!

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A MilShelb Mom said...

She is so pretty! We don't get sticker things on us... but we do come in muddy or with random unknown things stuck to us. Mom HATES that!
~Milly and Shelby

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yikes!

I see LOTS of bonding this weekend!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

KB said...

Oh my. I can see why you're going to be hard at work this weekend. When we lived on the west coast, we had tons of problems with "foxtails", sticker-like things that got into every conceivable spot on a dog, including fur, skin, nose, ears, and well, private parts. Our vet made a fortune removing them from our dogs!

Good luck this weekend! I'm glad that Hailey is OK.

Amber and Nala said...

Oh Hailey...how awful! Good luck with those things! I LOVED your 4th of JUly mohawk...hehehe! made me smile really big. ;)

Kisses,
Nala

Lean said...

OOOO no Hailey what have you done....nothing!!!!Just wandering around.
have a nice weekend byebye,Lean.

K9friend said...

Ouch! Those are awful to pull out. Could this be the weekend Hailey gets a short haircut?

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Fred said...

We have those stickers all over where I walk!!! They are terrible in my fluff!

The Army of Four said...

Poor Hailey! That just doesn't look like a good time at ALL!
I hope you were rewarded after having all those nasty things picked off of you!
Tail wags,
Storms

Dory and the Mama said...

Poor Hailey...Dory has been there and done that. Those icky plants are all over the park where we play...but usually only in the Spring.

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Oh Hailey, poor baby. I get them "foxtails" all the time when we go to the country. Nasty! My goodness girl, dif you clim way uo there by yourself? You still are too cute for wordsw.

Hope it stops raining there soon.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

Maggie and Mitch said...

We get those nasty stickie things too if we walk in the wrong spot, Hailey! They are definitely not fun to have removed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Alli and Frankie said...

OH NO, Hailey! You are covered! They are a pain just to remove a few from your socks - I can't imagine how time consuming it's going to be to have them taken out of that soft, beautiful hair!!!!

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh dear! Can you imagine if I got them stuck in my furs? Mum be shuddering just to think about it!
Hailey still so cute though, even all stickered up and norty!
~lickies, Ludo

River said...

Those stickers are tough to get out--you might even need to be SHAVED. Bad idea to go roaming among the stickers.

love & wags,
River

Lorenza said...

Oh-oh!
Looks like your mom was busy getting rid of those stickers from you!
Happy weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

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Kari in WeHo said...

ugh, those plants suck

Daisy Dog said...

Oh! Owwie! Those things are awful! Poor Hailey and you for having to deal with them. She is so cute though....

the 4 Bs said...

oh that mean sticker weed plant! we HATE those! sticker weeds are evil. we're so sorry that little Hailey got attacked by the mean stickers.

woofs.

Katie said...

Wow when they found my sis Libby she was all full of burrs and stickers. The vet had to shave part of her to cut them out they were so bad. Now our humans try to keep her brushed and she's so happy to have a furever home that she doesn't run off.

Wags...
Katie

Moco said...

That does not look comfortable for Hailey. Our best to you in getting those loose.

Huskee and Hershey said...

What an adventure little Hailey had!!! Sorry to hear about the evil stickers though.. they sound nasty!! It's sweet that her best friend was with her all the way!

DoDo and MoMo said...

We <3 to roll in grass patch too! ^^

Marianne (aka Lucy's Human) said...

The cuter they are- the more trouble finds them! Love the blog- I'm new here...

Wiggles & Giggles,
Lucy's Human
http://lucyshuman.blogspot.com

Three Dogs Long said...

Well, Hailey is a dachshund, it's hard to adhere to rules!! And she even has a partner in crime, lol!

Those sticker weeds sound painful - hope not to many stuck to that beautiful fur!


((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

We have them in our creek. They are evil indeed!

ForPetsSake said...

Evil sticker plant wins out with my girls all the time, too. They battle rages on though...Check out my blog if you get a chance. http://www.arwenspack.blogspot.com/
Thanks!

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