Fuzzy (human) Butts

United States
January 16, 2007 6:25am CST
As I have three dogs I am faced with this serious dilemma! My dogs leave souvenirs of dog hair on my furniture which I do try to get fairly clean with lint remover. However some (alot) remains what do I do when I have visitors who are dressed in dog hair absorbent pants or skirts (God forbid also black colored) and they get up to leave ...and ... I see they have fuzzy butts do I say - oops let me brush or wipe your butt or do I say nothing and let them go out into the world with the dreaded FUZZY BUTT!
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@smacksman (6074)
16 Jan 07
Well I love wiping dog hairs off pretty girls butts (when I'm allowed to) but this is not really the discussion to develop that topic. LOL I think you have to let them know the problem and give them a clothes brush to clean themselves. After they have made a useless attempt to clean the back, you offer to take the brush and do it for them. It is not fair to cast then into society with a hairy bum. We are a doggy household so dog hairs are part of the house and us and we think nothing of it. But the dogless (how sad for them) can get quite paranoid about one hair.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
How true and a true dog lover's response. I admit I have seen some nice bums that I would be only to attend to. ha ha
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I guess you could hang one of those lint removers with a sign by the door. "Thank you for cleaning my my furniture. Now would you like to clean you're behind !!" That would be kind of funny..lol
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• United States
16 Jan 07
Good idea, thanks
• United States
17 Jan 07
This is a real problem. My dog Billy is an aussie with fine long hair. If he is in my truck, I am sure to get covered with dog hair. I find that a damp sponge will pick up most of it though.
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• Netherlands
17 Jan 07
We had the same problems as you're having with all those dog hairs. We 'solved' the problem by putting a blanket on the sofa before visitors come to our house and our dog knows she's not supposed to climb on that blanket. Works for us AND our visitors :-) Maybe that's a solution? You can always try....
@NewHeart (528)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
have the same problem with my pet. but there's a good solution out there now it a dyson dc07 animal vacuum with a turbine head for pet hair... its a high end vacuum only been out short while here anyway supposed to be very good its an upright that never loose's its suction got hepa filters with all bells and whistles so they claim...lol you'll have to look them up to see who sells them in your area...
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
17 Jan 07
ROFLOL. Oh your title is funny, I am sorry so is the description. I see your dilemma, I guess you better warn them before they sit down the consequences, You might get a clean towel the could sit on or something or offer them a kitchen chair without the dog hair. If they are someone your annoyed with or do not care for you could just say nothing and smile as they leave with their fuzzy butts wagging behind them. LOL
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
hehehe.. i can understand your dilemma. i have 7 dogs and doggie hair can get everywhere: my bed, the floor, my clothes, and sometimes even the food. there are 2 very useful tools to have around the house in this situation: 1) a vacuum cleaner - so you can easily clean every once in a while without the hassles of back pain. it will be easier for you to clean upholstered furnitures and carpets too. even a small portable vacuum cleaner will suffice. 2) lint removers - i find the sticker type very effective in removing fur from my clothes. the washable type which works like the sticker type is more cost effective and can be used on clothes an furniture as well. have a small lint remover saved and ready for you visitors so you can just offer it to them if they happen to have furry butts before leaving. you cant just let them leave with that kind of mess. imagine the inconvinience. also, if you have the time, you can a allot a portion of your day to brushing your dogs with a doggie brush (available in pet stores). this will lessen shedding, therefore less hair around the house. and it will also be a good way to spend quality time with your pooches.
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
17 Jan 07
Put a sheet over the lounge for the dogs to lie on. Remove it for visitors, put the dogs outside
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
17 Jan 07
As far as getting the hair off the furniture, try to rub it off with the bottom of a clean tennis shoe. the rubber on the sole of the shoe works good. You can also use a damp washcloth that sometimes helps. When you have company coming over maybe you can put a throw down on the couch so your guest don't get the hair on them. I have critters so I know how the hair can be.
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
It's not up to you to wipe their butts for them....that's way beyond the duties of a polite host(ess). What you need to do is warn your guests in advance that your pets "own the place" and that there will be hair. They need to understand that they are welcome to sit on your furnature, but risk getting hairy butts because of it. People know that my cat owns this apartment, and sheds. I am always covered with cat hair... it's just a fact of life for me.
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@raven33 (70)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I say let them leave with a fuzzy butt. LOL Or you might casually remark..."you may want to brush off your pants a little, I think fido has been on the sofa again." Most people own pets and they understand.
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Oh my goodness! LOL I wouldn't want them to walk out my door and enter the world with a fuzzy butt! LOL You might want to keep a lint roller my your couch. You know, the sticky tape lint roller. And before your company comes over, give it a good sweeping with the roller. It may take a few sheets of tape, but at least then you do not have to worry about asking the person if they want to let you wipe their butts off for them. LOL I think that would be a quick way to NOT have visitors again. :)
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Jan 07
My moms friend had this problem she would always warn people and say sit at your own risk. sometimes she would throw something over a spot so they could sit down. Finally though she started covering the couch up after she got it cleaned of all hairs with sheets or blankets something she could throw in the wash ocassionally as it needed it. And would take the coverings off when she had company and put back on when they left. It seemed to work out fine and there was less problems for everyone. So I hope this helped. I would try to vaccum first and then use duct tape rolled backwards on my hand and try it that way it should work better then a lint roller that once it gets a few hairs quit picking up.
• United States
17 Jan 07
Though I don't know what you should do about the situation (I probably would be too embarressed to say anything), I do have an idea on how to get more of the hair off your stuff. If you have a hand vac, or a vaccume with the hose extention, try vaccuming your furniture first. That'll help get most of the hair off of it, then use a lint remover to get rid of the rest. With luck that'll help solve your fuzzy butt problem. If you try it, I hope it helps.
@conniej14 (248)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Well if you know this person well enough then you should tell them and try to remove it. You may want to get some slip covers and then you could remove them when you are going to have company and put the animals in another room. I have a dog inside and I have the same problem. I try to put my dog out of the room when company is coming because not everyone wants to pet the dog and they are not comfortable while visiting.
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@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
16 Jan 07
As a non-dog owner (we had to get rid of them when we had children) I would say that you need to tell people that they have dog hair on their bum. I think it's so annoying when I leave people's homes with dog hair on me. First of all, as a former dog owner, why would you let your dog on your furniture? We never let our labs on the furniture. That's really not the issue at hand though ... I think that if you politely tell people that they have fur on them that they will be less irritated then if you let them go out into the world with it on them.
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@telzzz (66)
• Spain
16 Jan 07
I have a similar problem with my girlfriend's two little yorkies. Well one of them, anyway. The girl is a true pedigree, so she doesn't shed, but the boy is a cross and he dumps a ton of it everywhere he goes! As for guests, they usually get the "dogs in the lap" treatment anyway, so they not only get up with hairy bums, but also hairy jumpers, trousers, skirts... you name it! We all have a good laugh about it. Luckily all our friends have dogs - and being dog owners, they are all nice people!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 07
Well I would say don't say anything lol I know I wouldn't I know how you feel but I have a Leather Settee now so it comes of
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Jan 07
that is a dillema think I would tell them sorry I didnt get all the hair off the seat now you have hair on your butt do you want it brushed off hand the brush if they cnt reach it all they will hand the brush bat to you laugh laugh
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@Shujakhan (192)
• Pakistan
17 Jan 07
tat is good
• United States
17 Jan 07
That response is not good (-)