Monday, January 11, 2010

Does this haircut make my butt look big?*

Notes for the next do-it-yourself dog grooming session.

1. Do it outside.

2. No really. Even if it's cold out. You can do it in stages.

3. Don't wear clean clothes.

4. Consider goggles. (I have dog fuzzyfur in my EYES)

5. Even a small dog has a LOT of hair.

6. Bathe the dog afterwards, especially if it's a curly dog. Curls cover a multitude of uneven.

7. Do the feet with scissors, not the clipper.

8. It takes longer than you think.

9. Your dog will forgive you. (and she won't shake with fear like she does at the groomers)

10. (this one is just a guess, as she's not home yet) There is a chance your teenager will be less pumped by how Not Awful the dog looks than you will.

Seriously - I thought she'd look like she'd been caught in a lawnmower. (the dog, not the teenager) She certainly doesn't look like she does when the professionals are done with her, but she doesn't look embarrassingly ridiculous either.

*Sadly, Toopka, yes it does. You don't have much patience for clippers near the lady bits and I finally gave up.


Karen said...

The upside here is that even if poor puppy looked like she has been attacked by a lawnmower, she has a "mommy" who could knit her up a special body suit. I am guessing you have some yarn stashed somewhere that would offer the illusion of fur...

Ruthie said...

Now you know why I don't have a dog................... LOL

Kay Day said...

what? no photo?

Koala Bear Writer said...

Reminds me of the one time we tried washing our dog... luckily she was a short-haired, outdoor dog. :)