This winter I decided to let Zack's coat "go" and not touch it til spring. He hasn't been stripped for quite some time now. His coat doesn't grow too fast (like some other BTs) so I am lucky. However, for some funny reason, when it does grow it only seems to grow round his neck like a mane and along his spine and nothing on his sides. He starts to look like a hyena - really.
It is so weird, it is so thick along his back that it clumps even.
It is like when you are trying to grow out your own hair and it gets to that annoying point where it is driving you nuts, well this is the stage Zack's coat is with me right now. I think I am just going to have to suck it up and wait a couple more months before I get my fingers in there and start stripping. I know if I strip him now the temps will plummet to -40 and we will have a blizzard - just like when you wash the car and it snows the next day.