Snip snip. Buzzzzzzzz. Yip. Squeal. Struggle.
Those were the noises echoing from my small bathroom this afternoon. Why? You guessed it –
Today we decided that it was time to turn back the clock and make Wendy look like the puppy she once was. And what better way to do this than to take a little off the top, the sides, the legs – well, everywhere.
Now, when I say puppy cut, it sounds so innocent and sweet…. Heck, you might even want to be in on one as well. But let me tell you that little Wendy dog wanted no part of the puppy cut. And since she was the one being trimmed, well, that created a bit of a fiasco for us.
At first we thought about doing just a bit of scissor-work around the eyes. Then we decided to get serious and go all out. Bathroom time for the real deal.
That’s right – clippers. The very same clippers that I use on myself when I cut my own hair. Hey, if they’re good enough for me…
I’m really not sure what it was about the clippers…maybe it was the loud buzzing or the vibrations, or the fact that they got pretty warm to the touch after a while, but Wendy did not seem to take a liking to them.
But they did the job.
Regardless of whether Wendy liked them or not, they sure did the job. (If you don’t believe me, see above picture of huge mound of Wendy hair.)
That’s a lot of puppy hair. She needed that puppy cut. Bad.
There was so much hair, that Em thought it might be fashionable to try some on for herself:
(Not the best look ever…)
But what do you know, it actually turned out reasonably well. There were a few instances where we thought we had perhaps made some irreparable snips; that perhaps we had gone too far; that that snip was the one that would turn Wendy into a freak; that all the other puppies would laugh and call her names…. Any number of things could have (and almost did) gone wrong.
But instead, we ended up with a fairly normal looking Wendy dog. A youthful, puppy-like Wendy dog.
So while there were struggles and the bathroom was a bit of a war zone for about 45 minutes this afternoon, we ended up with a trimmed little puppy. Success.