Designed for herding sheep in the Scottish Highlands in mid winter, my beautiful Blue Merle Collie Maggie, finds Australian summers, even in this cooler climate, very trying. Once the temperature is more than 20 degrees, she begins to pant………so yesterday she had her annual haircut.
She looks a bit strange, but she will be much more comfortable. It will all grow back again, and surprisingly it does not take too long. There is now a full garbage bag of fur in my rubbish bin……….which will mean a lot less on the floor and furniture for a few months.