Yup, it had to happen. If you’re a small-ish dog, and you have long hair like me, then you’ve had that dreaded H A I R C U T that makes us look dopey. Okay, nothing could make me look too dopey, hey, I am really cute and I know it, just don’t look past my face on this one.
See, the thing is, Mom and Dad Peep have never had a dog like me. Well, that’s an understatement. I’m pretty unique. In many ways. But when it comes to grooming needs for me, they’re clueless.
Big dog Rex was a Golden Lab. He had one of those wash ‘n wear coats. After a bath, he shook himself and he was done. He didn’t need a thing done to him except ear cleanings and Mom took care of those all the time (Rex was prone to ear infections with those big floppy things on top of his head).
Me, it’s not my ears. It’s my fur. It grows long, shaggy, and gets matted. Yup, that’s the problem. Dad tries to keep me clipped, especially around my face so he can see my eyes (he loves my eyes), but I give him a hard time when he works with me with the scissors. He can only go so far, and by that I mean the first one-third of me is trimmed nicely, but the back two-thirds of me became long and matted.
So off to the groomer Mom took me and after much discussion and consideration, the lady there worked on me all afternoon. They double teamed me with the groomer girl I’m used to (baths and nail clippings and stuff) and then this girl who gives haircuts. She’s used to rescue dogs, and she’s not afraid.
So here I am post-haircut. See how short my fur is on my back end? That’s because I was so matted they had to get all that out. It’ll grow back though — probably faster than we all think.
So have you had one of these H A I R C U T S? What did you think and how long did it take to grow back?
I’m still wiggling and woofing, short hair and all!