Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shave and a Hair Cut

This year I decided to give our Golden Retriever, Chardonnay, her annual haircut myself.  I purchased professional clippers last year and have used them on a couple of the cats who became matted.  Finally, it'd gotten so hot last week and Chardonnay looked so pathetic with her tongue hanging out, I decided to go for it.  I ended up covered in dog hair, hot and sweaty, with a sore back.  Our new puppy, Coraline, savored her naturally short and cool doo and made my job more challenging.  She eventually became so obnoxious  that she had to be banned from the barber area. 

This would have been so much easier on me if we had a dog grooming table

Let go!

Good thing they make puppies cute

"Chardonnay, let me get that hair off your tongue for you."

"You're not going to try to turn me into a Golden Retriever with all that hair are you?"

Bad hair day, but it's okay as long as we don't show Chardonnay a mirror

I got tired and let Chardonnay keep the mohawk for a few days before finishing the job.  She looks slightly better than in the above photo.  I know it doesn't look professional, but at least I saved $70 and Chardonnay feels much cooler now.