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I have noticed a marked drop in hairball activity since the carpets were removed. Has anyone else noticed something similar?

Here is a pic of LuckyDuck walking on our newly installed Bamboo wood floors. See the hair over his rump 'fluffed' up? He is unsure of his footing on the slick surface.
 

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Or maybe it seems like there are less because they're not such a bother to clean up anymore :lol:.

Floors are gorgeous and LD is a very handsome guy. My crew loves sliding around on the wood floors. I just followed Holly down the stairs (carpeted)...she was flying when she hit the bottom and slid into a turn, it was that or hit the wall. Totally hysterical....

I've seen all of them run and cut zig zags just for the fun of sliding around :lol:
 

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doodlebug said:
Or maybe it seems like there are less because they're not such a bother to clean up anymore :lol:
No! Really! I think I've cleaned up two hairballs in the last month, when I used to get at least 2-3/week.

At first, they hated running and trying to turn on the floors, but now I watch them and it DOES seem like they will slide on purpose, just for the fun of doing the Risky Business move. Floof and Duck will also do a little hop/jump straight up in the air (to get momentum?) before running off. So far, S-Jo is the only one who tries to peel out with claws. She hasn't learnd "more paw, less claw" yet.
 

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I also think shedding season is over. It is for my hair dogs. So they naturally lose less fur/hair now.
 

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She hasn't learnd "more paw, less claw" yet.
I think that's why Holly has so much fun....her paws have so much fur between the toes and pads, that she has a furry, slippy, slidy cushion between the floor or her paws/pads/claws.
 

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....her paws have so much fur between the toes and pads, that she has a furry, slippy, slidy cushion between the floor or her paws/pads/claws.
Maybe that is S-Jo's problem. Hubby says she has feet from Who-ville. They have super-long tufts of fur sticking between her toes. No traction, I guess, so she feels she HAS to use her claws?
 

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Could be. Holly grew up with wood floors, her breeder had them too, so she's never known anything different. Probably why it doesn't phase her. I know it took Callie, Maggie & Kobi a little getting used to when they were first put in and none of them have fur on the bottom of their feet.
 
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