|Not My Rug|
The downside to re-fluffing the rug in this manner is that, in addition to feeling like a bit of a weirdo, I'm directly contributing to the root cause of the problem itself--wool loss. Each combing session results in a significant pile of wool fibers being removed from the rug (which I think resemble fuzzy bacon):
Even without combing the rug, it expels fibers on a daily basis, but not at the rate implied by the picture above. As Eric noted upon seeing my last pile of "bacon," an appreciable percentage of the rug is disappearing with each grooming session. Despite the rather grim implication, I'm too addicted to the immediate result to stop:
|Post Combing - Fluffy|
For now, the combing technique is helping breathe a bit of life into the old rug, but I'm not sure how long it will last (and I mean that quite literally).