Do I need to say any more?…
Seriously, when I took Charlie for his groom the other day, I was not expecting this! There was only one word to describe what I felt upon seeing my little munchkin…MORTIFIED! I don’t think he was best pleased either, as soon as he saw me, he ran behind my legs & pushed his head between my calves as if to say, protect me mummy – look what that groomer did to me!
At this juncture, I should state that dog groomers are not bad people nor are they deaf to instructions as a general rule. Previous groomers have done a fabulous job with Charlie & friends pooches. I would even go as far as to say they make my life easy & Charlies life bliss in the summer months 🙂 Just not this particular groomer!
I am always on the look out for well groomed ‘oodle’ type dogs, as you never know when you need a good groomer. (they tend to move around a lot – similar to hairdressers really!) Anyway, Charlies’ groomer was on holiday & I couldn’t wait the extra 4 weeks, so I thought I would test drive a new one…what could possibly happen, I thought! This groomer came with a recommendation & the ‘oodle’ that displayed said groomers’ clipping talent, looked pretty darn good.
D-day arrived & Charlie was deposited at the new groomers premises. The groomer & I had a discussion about what I would like done, that being a close clip on the body, neck & legs (a number 2 on the razor) & a TRIM to his head, ears, face & jawline oh yes & his tail to. Seemed straightforward to me & I am 99.9999% sure I didn’t add in any words that could be misconstrue with SHAVE!
Two hours later & I get the call to come & collect him, as I walk up the drive way I see a ‘bald’ dog straining at the leash. My expression must have showed my horror, because the groomer suddenly started to tell me what a cute boy Charlie was, now you can see his face & eyes! I simply said ‘Wasn’t quite what I was expecting’ then I asked how much, paid & left rather hastily.
You can’t see from this picture, but the groomer actually cut Charlies luscious, long, fluttery eyelashes – aaaaargh!
Moral of this tale – Stick with what you know & have patience, 4 weeks is not long in the ‘fur-cutting’ scheme of things!
To top all of this off, since the shameful SHAVE, Charlie has developed a serious teenage like ATTITUDE! Is it the haircut or the terrible two’s???
I’ll leave you with before & after pics 🙂