I would really like to buy my best friend a cashmere something-or-other for Christmas as I haven't seen her in ages and I know she would love it.
she has two dogs, a cat, and owns a dog grooming salon, so there's a massive amount of pet hair in her life. I already know that she has consigned most of her clothes to becoming dog-hair coats and I understand this kind of acceptance is just what pet-owners do (and, as a cat owner I agree with it).
I want to get her a lovely something-or-other, but I already know that the animals will be enjoying it just as much as she will.
AIBU to want to make sure the dogs don't get my present or should I just give up the thought and get her some lovely wellies for tromping around outside with the dogs instead?
i brought a friend a sheepskin liner for her ds buggy (when he was born better than another baby outfit that hed never wear) she had complimented ours and so on, was thrilled said thanks alot, but in a mere few months it was in her cats bed, i was livid
well maybe the wellies wouldn't be such a bad idea?!
you know your friend best - personally i would prefer a good pair of wellies to cashmere. i'm a dog owner and spend lots of time in my wellies, they are v comfy aigle ones and cost quite a bit (£65). worth every penny!
Grooming an Afghan is not such a time-sink if one owns a dog grooming salon and has all the kit . Her Afghan gets the royal treatment every Monday after hours AFIK. Last time I went for a visit the dog's white blaze was a lovely shade of turquoise because they had been to a grooming convention the weekend before and had a demonstration on vegetable dyes
To my friend the downside is that, stood full height, her dog can reach not only the furthest corners of the kitchen counter, but the higher shelves as well AND she has a fondness for butter and candies.