Saturday, June 10, 2006
Extreme Cosmo Makeover!
Ok, so, the other day, walking thru Wal-Mart, I decide to buy some clippers for the dog. I have been agonizing over whether to clip her, have her groomed or just let her continue to grow wild and wooly, only to have people respond in shock when we tell them she is in fact a Parson (Jack) Russell Terrier. Nite before last, and my wife is taking Ian to some craft thingee at the library, I decide this is the nite... I get everything all set up, comb her out, she only escaped me twice to run into the bushes and re-cover herself in mulch and dirt before I wized up and closed the garage door... Amazingly, she got used to the clippers enough so that by the time we were done, I was no longer fighting her to keep her in front of me, she was actually standing there (albeit trembling fiercely) while I did my best to make her look like a JRT again. Here's some photos, the first 4 are from before (her 1st birthday, this past March) and the rest are from after the "grooming" was complete! I don't think I have done any irreparable harm. Not bad for my one and only attempt at dog grooming!
It seemed as if she came through unscathed, but she ended up puking on my recliner (she never pukes, loves my chair). I think it was her way of telling me she didn't really care for the grooming session. What do you think? We have since made up. The funny thing is, she is such a chicken, she would hardly even let me take her pics this morning... Cute doggie, we love her so much! That's our Cosmo (for those of you with small children, yes, Ian named her after the lil dude on Fairly Odd Parents).