Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Hairy Dog :)

When we lived in Tooele there was a groomer nearby and Sugar went in every 6 weeks to get a bath and brushed out. People would always say "oh, what a beautiful dog. I love her!"
then... dun, dun, dun, we moved here. Needless to say she has not been going every 6 weeks. I really would take her, but the only groomer in town doesn't "do" big dogs. And I hate to brush her myself. You should see the hair!
So it has been almost 2 years since poor Sugar Dog has had any kind of brushing or a bath. People say in a much different tone than before "what kind of dog is THAT?" and "NO kids, don't get to close to her" I looked at poor Sugar in the hot sun the other day and decided that this was animal abuse and I needed to do something about it.
So, I tried to brush her and broke 2, TWO, brushes while trying. She was way too matted and dirty. So I got out our hair clippers and put an extension on so she would have a little hair left. But, of course the extension couldn't comb through her hair either. So I took the darn thing off and buzzed her hair all completely off. 2 sets of clippers and about 5 hours later...

She was super good, but clearly hated it. We had to miss a ward activity because she was only half done and I was covered from head to toe in hair and wasn't about to stop before I finished. Lance couldn't understand why I didn't want to "just clean up and start again tomorrow?" as if I love being covered in hair everyday :)

You can seriously see her skin, the next day it was super sunny and she was out laying right in the sun! I thought "She is going to get sunburned" I am sure she was just thrilled to be able to breathe finally without all that extra hair. But I went and sprayed her with that clear aerosol sunscreen. I would feel so guilty if she was bright red and in pain. I was just trying to help! Anyway, happy ending is that she isn't sunburned yet, and she seems much happier. hooray!

2 comments:

Kim and Rio said...

Oh Sally you are so funny. She doesn't even look like the same dog. If I didn't know any better, I would think she was a lab. But I am sure that she is very thankful. I can't even imagine having that much hair!

Dani said...

HaHaHa! How funny! I'm so glad for her though- she really seems like such a sweet dog! Her hair will grow out again and she'll be back to normal. :) Good for you for taking that time to do it. :)