When I moved into my previous house the hardwood floors were VERY light. Max was a chocolate lab. All I ever saw was his hair. So when we replaced the hardwood floors, we went with dark. One month later, Melvin came. He is light-haired. Max left us a few month later. Lesson learned, never attempt to match your hardwood floors to your dog’s hair color.
In this house, the hardwoods I choose were middle of the road. A color called saddle. Melvin’s hair shows up but not terribly. Same for Jake. The house gets cleaned weekly, I vacuum every other day (for Melvin’s allergies). For the most part, the hair does not bother me. Ask anyone at work, I have dog hair on every thing I wear. Who cares.
But there is one rug that drives me nuts. It’s the rug where the couch and the TV are. The one where we spend the most time. It’s black. I could vacuum one spot on that rug for for days and the moment I turn it off, a blond hair will float down onto it. Then four million more. That rug mocks me. Last week I was sitting on the couch and I had to question why I had a black rug in the first place. WHY? WHYYYYYYYY? I can only ignore the supposed-to-be-black-rug-but-its-not-anymore rug for so long. So I ordered a light-colored rug. I thought, hey, one surface on the main floor of the house can look hair free! It came and I can’t see a single dog hair on it. Yay, right?
First night, red wine spill. It was just a little and it came up but I realized I need to give up, let it go. Deal! You win dog hair, you win!
Here are the boys laying on the rug that will never show their hair, but will show EVERYTHING else!