According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the nature of the beast first appeared in the 1600’s.
The nature of the beast: the (usually undesirable) inherent or essential quality or character of a person, event, circumstance, etc.
So, I was looking through my photo files and came across these two dogs I just got through grooming and that phrase just came to mind. The nature of the beast.
I have been seeing a lot of this. Matted dogs. The owner of these two were so stressed out, she had broken her foot and leg right a few months before the lock down. She wasn’t able to brush them like she should of, and then all the grooming shops closed. So this is around 4 months of hair growth. They are Shih Tzu. The hair mats very easily unless you brush them every day.