Friday, July 25, 2014

Schnauzer Shave

Poor Lulu. You may recall that I posted earlier that my poor pup has been very very over due for a trip to the groomer.

She looks exceptionally scruffy here because she was still wet from her bath and I hadn't brushed her yet. 


So when I dropped her off with Jordan, she ran her fingers through her very unruly fur. "Hm. Lots and lots of tangles and knots!"

Sorry. I know. I was preoccupied with a few other things....

"Oh, no worries. We'll get through this. It may take some extra time, though."


"Well, it just takes a lot of time to untangle and clip all these things. Lulu won't be happy about this so I'll have to take extra time and care with her."

Ok. Well.....what about we go with the nuclear option trim?

Jordan laughed. "What's that?!"

A buzz cut. A shave. Would it be easier for her if we just started over? To just cut it all off and get back on track with regular grooming?

"You want me to give her a short cut everywhere?"

Sure. Go big or go home, right? Let's shave off her beard and eyebrows, poor thing. She looks so ratty.

"You may be right. It will be much easier as far as Lulu is concerned."

So. Here's the poor little mutt-mutt actually wearing a sweater yesterday. In the middle of the summer. Because she thought she was cold without all her fur.

Hang in there Lulu. I know how you feel after an extreme haircut, but believe me. It will grow back. Mine did.


Anonymous said...

We keep our Pekingese in a puppy cut as he's so much easier to care for than with the long, ground sweeping coat that is "traditional" for a Pekingese. Even though he is nearly 10 years, everyone thinks he's still a puppy and he enjoys all the attention.


Unknown said...

I had a friend in high school who had an english sheepdog. Every June she went to the groomer for a buzz cut. She was not happy when she came home and she did have that same "Don't touch me, don't even look at me. How could you do this to me?" look on her face that I'm seeing on Lulu's cute little face right now. But living in FL it was definitely best for her comfort during the summer months.