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16 Things only people covered in pet hair can understand

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

Before you got your hairy pet, did you think that all you'd have to do is invest in a really big lint brush to keep your clothing, home and car hair-free? Hahaha! Can you say "delusional"? We get it and want you to know you aren't alone! Here are 16 things that only pet owners with shedding pets will understand.

1. Whether it's in your coffee mug or on something you ate, you've come to love hair of the cat.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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2. You're convinced this is all your dog does while you're at work all day.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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3. The cat hair in your home is so thick, this is how you feel every. Single. Day.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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4. Your life is what hairy Pixar movies are made of.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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5. You don't need to worry about wearing black because...

6. There is no romance with your man in front of the fireplace because dog hair isn't romantic (but your dog doesn't know that).

It's that time of year again. #blowinghiscoat #doghair #mochi #shibainu

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7. You ask for a Dirt Devil (with a Turbo Claw) for your birthday.

8. There's so much cat hair in your life, you dream of growing an extra set of hands to handle it all.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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9. One sweep through your kitchen and living room gives you enough dog hair to create your own dog.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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10. You join the Cat Hair Don't Care club and aren't afraid to show it.

11. Even your backyard can't escape the hair.

12. You quit your job as a personal chef because your clients just didn't appreciate cat hair like you do. Weird.

#cathairdontcare#milo #crazycat#

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13. The dog groomer holds the top spot on your speed dial.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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14. You never think twice about shaking off your attire before you put it on.

Surprise, surprise #fatcat #sabs #cathairdontcare #instacat #myprincess #daboss

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15. You may not notice all the dog hair in your car, but this is how your friends see you when you drive up. (And they decline your offer for a ride.)

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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16. Every time you threaten to shave your shedding cat, you have a freaky hairless cat nightmare. You resign yourself (again and again) that you'll just live with the hair.

Coping with a shedding pet really means just accepting it

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Ways to handle pet shedding

Consider these 10 non-shedding dog breeds
Follow these top tips for getting cat and dog hair under control
Take pet grooming seriously. We'll show you how.

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