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Dog Hair in Everything She Does
Meet the singing dog groomer

When friends and relatives who don’t have dogs visit, I do a fairly rigorous vacuum to make it look like I don’t live in a rising tide of dog fur. Personally, hair bunnies don’t bother me but I figure it’s disgusting to folks who aren’t really used to it.

I know I'm not alone. To hear her tell it--rather sing it--Randi Breese is no stranger to fur in the silverware tray, the swimming pool and the chapstick. She went so far as to turn it into art, “Dog Hair in Everything I Do.” Before I posted it here for your relating pleasure, I tracked down the singer/songwriter to learn a little about the story behind the song.

The Bark: Is music a full-time gig for you?
Randi Breese: No, I have been in a few bands from time to time, but my occupation is as a dog groomer. So I have lots of experience in all kinds of dog hair!

Are the dogs in the video yours?
Two of the dogs are mine. My Border Collies, Riley and Crazy Parker. The chocolate Lab, Cammie, is owned by my friends Jim and Jennifer Zelasko, and the toy Poodle, Madison, is owned by my friends, Jim and Sandy Whittlesey.

Tell me about your dogs.
My dog, Crazy Parker, is 4-years-old and loves to compete in DockDogs. That’s where the scene of the hair in the pool came from. He holds an Elite title, which means he can jump over 23 feet! Riley is 8 and mostly likes to do agility, chase the cats and sleep on the sofa! I love them very much and their hair being everywhere is part of the inspiration for the song. The idea for writing the song came when my friend, Jim, said to me that the next song I write should be about dog hair being in everything I do. Then, voila, this funny little song was born!

Do you have any CDs?
No, I don’t. I once made a demo CD with a band I was in, but it is not available. I have lots of songs I have written over the years, though.

Where do you live?
I live in Lodi, Ohio. I love this town so much that I’ve written a song about it!
 

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Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com

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