Sunday, May 07, 2006

Shave and a haircut

Not for me, for the dogs (though I'm in need of both)

Before:After:

I kinda think they look like overgrown jack russell terriers with their summer haircuts. Hopefully they won't hate me as much after a run now.

16 comments:

sunshine scribe said...

They do look like over grown jack russle terriers! But in a cute way. They are HUGE. My son could ride one - he is desparate for a dog

ElaineMI said...

I have a long hair mutt (we call her Box of Rocks...she answers to it!!). I usually shave her too for the summer as she just sheds something awful. I prefer her with the long hair, but, nobody can wear black around her and one does get tired of watching a hairball tumbleweed rolling around the floors. Of course, she acts as tho I'm killing her while I shave her.

Elaine said...

If only I could shave Nemo....that cat sheds something fierce....

wordgirl said...

If they lived in Texas, they'd be thrilled with the shearing. Otherwise...it's just way too hot to be a mammal with that much hair.

Heather said...

sunshine scribe: Glad you agree- Dave thinks I'm nuts to think they look like jack russells. They're already enjoying the cooler coats and I actually think they look cuter shaved.

elainemi: I read on another blog that the dust bunnies in her house were starting to ask for carrots and lettuce- mine are that way too.

Elaine: PetSmart doesn't shave cats. I checked. :P

Wordgirl: I don't imagine these dogs could survive very long in Texas. They're the dogs rolling around in the snow when it's -20 to cool off.

TB said...

It really accents their cheekbones :o)

Sara said...

Dude.

Where did you get those panda bears from?

I didn't know they let you keep Panda's in the city.

mama_tulip said...

That's quite a difference! Reminds me of when we used to get our Sheepdog sheared down for the summer. She went from fat to skinny in seconds flat.

Heather said...

TB: I told them you liked it, and they're flattered. Then they started licking their butts.

Sara: Yeah pandas are legal here. That's why I need to go to Colasanti's all the time... to get bamboo.

mama_tulip: If only I could go from fat to skinny in seconds! I like the short hair much better!

something blue said...

Great dogs! I don't think I'd be able to keep up to them.

Heather said...

Someting blue: they do love running at full speed but are mostly couch potatoes that sleep all day.

ElaineMI said...

Elaine....I've had the experience of shaving a few cats. Believe me, it's NOT a pretty sight. For the cat or the groomer. Besides, cats ALWAYS get you back. Whether it's from biting and scratching during the shaving or they leave a calling card in the middle of your bed. Or they do all 3.

elaine said...

Elaine:
Yeah, I've pondered it. Nemo is a pretty laid back kitty, but I don't think he'd tolerate that. Plus, I have his mother too, and she's still protective of him(despite the fact that he's 4 years old). I'd end up in trouble from both....which could be bad :)

Nancy said...

WOW. They do look completely different without the fur -- they even look like they're standing differently!

And what a cute house you have.

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight!

Heather said...

Nancy: They look like they're standing different because their necks were so bushy and covered with hair before. I love our non-standard house, even if it's itty bitty. Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny said...

They are very cute :-)