Pets are put here on Earth to manipulate us. They are a higher power sent here to enslave us with their cuteness. Why is it so easy to say "no" to the people we are closest to (I'm looking at you, Chad) and we become a puddle of mush when our dog wags his tail? Those bastards know how to work it, that’s just what it is.
And as sweet and as loyal as our pets can be (except cats), we could stand to live without having their hair everywhere. Pet hair everywhere just plain sucks. It's gross, unsightly, a pain to clean up and gross.
I mean, look at this big dummy. He's going to get hair not only on the couch, but on the pillow. The pillow! That's my napping pillow. Have you ever taken a nap on a couch where a dog has been and wound up with dog hair in your mouth after you have woken up?
But the worst, the absolute worse place to find dog hair is in your car. Your car is your pride and joy, right? And having a dog mess it up with all that damn hair makes you regret having a dog in the first place.
JK. We could never regret that. Again, pets are manipulative bastards and we do their bidding, so regret is not even in a dog or cat lover's vocabulary.
Larry Kosilla is a professional detailer. Partnering up with Autoblog, Kosilla has created videos on how we can take care of our cars. In one of the videos, the guy talks about the best way to remove hair out of our car.
Kosilla first lists a few things that we need for the cleaning process. Some of the things he lists are general things most of us have in our homes. These include a vacuum cleaner, gloves and a bucket of water.
Other things Kosilla lists include a rubber broom — this is often easier to clean than a regular broom. He also mentions a fur-zoff stone, compressed air and our dog. Yeh, because we would need to do this if we didn’t have a dog.
Kosilla explains how the level of difficulty depends on the breed of dog we have. For instance, if you’ve got a collie, then you have a bigger task on your hands. (And you should’ve gone with the turtle!)
Kosilla notes how often the trunk of a car is the toughest area to remove animal hair. This is because the fiber in this part of the car is tougher. Thus, it is often difficult to clean that area with a simple vacuum.
What Kosilla recommends for this area is to start by using compressed air if you have available. This should be used to blow out the carpet. In doing so, the hair found on the top part of that area will be blown away.
Besides blowing away some of the hair, the compressed air will help to “loosen up the fibers for the following step.” If you have no compressed air, “that’s OK,” Kosilla says. If this is the case, then you can start from the next step.
This part can also be done with a rubber hair broom Kosilla explains. You can even use the fur-zoff stone. Whichever equipment you decide to use, have the vacuum at hand so you can vacuum the hair being lifted immediately.
Kosilla explains how the rubber glove “is a simple home remedy.” It helps to grip the pet hair and “pulls it from the carpet much easier than with the vacuum alone.” The latter is often not enough to clear out most of the hair despite how much power it is said to have.
It’s important that you wet the glove often during this process. The glove will be lifting a lot of that dog hair and it needs to be cleaned regularly. If you see that the bucket has too much hair in it you might consider changing the water too.
The rubber broom is another great option. Kosilla explains how “the rubber pet hair broom has 140 bristles that create static electricity that attracts the fur and lifts it away from the carpet. Brush the area in short strokes towards the vacuum nozzle.”
Besides the car, Kosilla suggests brushing our pets often to remove as much of that excess hair as possible — and to keep it away from the car. This is not a bad deal for our dogs or cats — they melt the minute we touch them, as if they’re the ones leading super stressful lives! Oh well, we’ve admitted that we’ll turn into a pile of mush for them, didn’t we?