Maine Coon question
My two Coon's are starting to lose their winter coats (I'm in the southern hemisphere). I love, love love their fluffy coats and bellies but my husband is saying that we have to go and get them clipped and their tummies shaved so they will be more comfortable in the hot weather.
My question is this: do they really need to be clipped to be comfortable in Summer? I'm trying to convince my husband that their fur is like sheepskin - keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer, but he's not buying!
Last summer after they got clipped they came home looking like a pair of drowned rats... and it took forever to grow their beautiful locks back! Especially their manes.
I figure they'll go lie in the bathroom if they're feeling the heat......
Any comments appreciated