Zoe Going to the Beauty Salon
Tuesday at lunch I got my hair cut and got it all chopped off very short. I'm all about time efficiency, and short hair is wash and wear with minimal fuss.
Today, Zoe has an appointment for her haircut. I'll drop her off and The Boss will pick her up. I hate having to leave her there for six hours, but she's a good girl who the groomer says gives her no problem. In fact, she said she wished ALL her clients were as good as Zoe. She's always been a calm, reserved and quite girl, why she's The Boss's favorite. That, plus for some reason she is all over him. Daddy's girl. Women are often fools for love!
I've NEVER given Zoe a bath, because she has regular baths and cuts at the groomer. She's part Chow and has a thick coat, which unless brushed almost every day, gets tangled, especially at her back end. This photo shows her with longer hair, but right now its even longer that the picture. It's hilarious when she comes back from the groomer, because it looks like she lost about 20 pounds! Kind of like Skeeter's shaved lion cats! Now you know why her nickname is "Raggamuffin," because she's all shaggy and a mess!
Do any of you take your pets to the groomer? I used to cut Tramp myself. I'd put her up on the kitchen island on a towel, whip out the clippers and do the entire job. I wasn't working then, so I had time to do it. It wasn't as good as a professional, but did the trick. And dogs will never complain to the groomer about the results! I never tried to cut Zoe. She'd be good while I did it, but the coat is so thick I know I'd have a mess.
Now, if I ever picked out a dog, I'd go for one that DID NOT have long hair, but since all my pets pick me or I pick them up as strays, I got Scooter who has longer hair that sheds like crazy, and Zoe, another dog that needs more upkeep.But no matter what the extra chores are with such pets, it's ALL worth it! But if I had a choice, I'd go with short hairs that never need cutting, like Peanut, mama's little man!
posted by Sandy at 3/01/2007 06:12:00 AM