Monday, June 28, 2010

doggy do do.

I am taking care of our family dogs for a couple weeks while the folks are traveling. They were in desperate need of a summer shave, especially in this awful heat wave that has been torturing New York City recently. Kai, our 7-year-old Yorkshire terrier, was first at bat. He has thin hair and is so small so it was easier to trim him with scissors. Kai is content being dirty and it's a struggle sometimes to groom and bathe him—he's a squirmer.

I left a little mohawk on his head so his ears don't look bigger than they already do. Not the best picture—like I said, Kai hates sitting still.

Merlot is a 12-year-old Chinese Crested Powder Puff—he is a very strange little man with a distinct personality. He has a really thick coat of hair with dozens of cowlicks. I used a buzzer on him and it took about 2 hours to completely shave him. He is pretty good and sits there with his eyes closed slightly but the minute you take a break, he darts. I got so caught up in trying to get both the dogs done that I forgot to photograph Merlot before. Here he is 2 days later with Pico on his back.

That's it for doggy do do.


  1. Merlot looks like a true Chinese Crested weirdo... I kinda liked him with the puffy hair better, but as a fellow "puffy haired person" I understand the need to chop off one's hair in the summer :)

  2. caramba que blog legalllllllllllllll

  3. Como meu cachorro desaparecido no Brasil veio parar aqui?

    Vou acionar a polícia...

  4. Merlot looks like my kind of dog. He's adorable in the picture with the bird on his back! :)