What Did They Do to My Dogs?!?

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jul 12, 2008 in Our Goldendoodle Puppies |

I took the two dogs to PetSmart to be groomed yesterday – after all their camping trips and illnesses, they were pretty scruffy.

When I got there, they said that because the had some mats and their hair was so knotted, they both needed to be completely shaved down.  I was so sad!

We really try to keep up with their curly goldendoodle fur.  We brush them daily – even more so after they get wet.  I guess we need to be a bit more diligent and brush them a few times a day – or take them in for grooming more than every two months…I don’t know.

Anyway, I knew that the dogs were going to look different with no hair, but I wasn’t prepared for how little dog was under all of Geddy’s fur…here’s Geddy last week on our camping trip…

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And here he is this morning:

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I’m sure he feels better without all those knots and this is great for the hot summer weather, but I had no idea how SKINNY he was!  He looks like some sort of hound dog – or neglected puppy (and believe me, he is NOT neglected!).

Daisy was also shaved, but she’s been shaved before, so it’s not as big of a shock.

Here she is on our trip last week:

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And this morning:

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This is going to take some getting used to…

1 Comment

Bean
Nov 6, 2008 at 8:35 am

I know, I always get a little teary when I take Ebony in. I love it when her hair is long and curly but my hands are not storng enough for the mats. Last time I took her in, she cowered all day like she was embarassed that she was naked! Her hair is growing and starting to tangle. Not sure what I am going to do with the cold weather coming. In the summer, she liked the coolness of the shorn look, that is when she got used to it. She is pretty temperature sensitive though. Doesn’t like the heat or the cold. Decisions, decisions!


 

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