Saturday, February 13, 2010

My New 'Do, or Yes, Sir, I'm Ready To Enlist In the Marines, Sir

Yesterday was my haircut. My old groomers (who had this very handsome white standard poodle named Basil) have vanished, and Mom was forced to take me to this place called 'Doginhaus'. Uh-huh. Even Mom was skeptical. But I was in desperate need of a haircut. I was so woolly that Mom and Dad would have to open the windows so I wouldn't overheat.

Here is my before picture:

I am Most Woolly here. Not quite as long haired as my buddy Clive but Very Woolly for me.

Anyway, Mom wasn't super impressed with the groomers; she told them she wanted me to have a "poodle sport cut", and they said, "what's that", which concerned Mom a bit, and then the woman couldn't believe that I wanted a clean face like a poodle, and thought that Mom didn't know what she was asking for. Which frustrated Mom a bit. But since I was in desperate need for a haircut (not only was I Very Woolly, but I was quite matted from the snow, and my matted ears were making the perfect chew toy for my darling little sister) and Mom figured that unless they cut me or did something heinous like that, it would be tough to screw up my hair too badly, she decided to go through with it. Figuring that anything will grow out over time. Thanks, Mom. I think.

As I mentioned, my hair was really matted from the snow, so they ended up shearing me like a lamb. And frankly, it didn't turn out too bad. Although Dad says I got a full-body "high and tight"... I like it because you can see my beautiful snooter, my liquid brown eyes, and my long leggies!

However, having short ears doesn't seem to have made them any less of a target for the Little Beast.

There is a plus to my new look, however. I am much more streamlined for snow zoomies.

If you can't tell, it has been snowing all day, so The Little Monster Abby and I have been forced to amuse ourselves.

Heh. Do we look like sisters to you?

Yeah, I didn't think so either.

Hopefully with this snowy weather, Mom can help me get caught up on bloggies; The Monster has been sucking up all the time that Mom and I usually spend reading bloggies. (Or she'll start to attack me just as Mom and I are settling in for some good bloggie time. Youngsters these days!)

Anyhoo, while Mom didn't like the attitude of the woman who cut my hair, and won't take TaiChi there (when the woman said that nicking warts on old poodles like TaiChi "just happens", Mom decided that TaiChi would be going elsewhere), I like my streamlined look. And Mom and Dad are happy that I'm not tracking as much snow into the bed!

Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow to all you lovebirds!

*kissey face*


The Thundering Herd said...

Brr - it looks a little chilly, but then we are used to lots of fur (which, fortunately, never needs trimming except Kiska's paw fur). But we think it makes you look sharp.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Aren't woo khold losing that pawesome khoat woo had?

Woo do look furry beaWOOtiful though...

As fur your monster, she is a khutie!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

You look very nice, but aren't you a bit cool.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Java and the pups

Sunny said...

Hi Fiona,
You look stunning in your new doo! My groomer is still away so I am safe for the time being. I know my Mom tired of de-matting me and I HATE it!
I think you should get your Mom to buy you a lovely winter coat for those extra cold zoomie days!
Happy Valentine's to you, TaiChi and Abby.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Kari in WeHo said...

oh my! I do like your new do and you must be super fast now that you are all streamlined!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Who are you and what have you done with Fiona?

Lorenza said...

You are naked! Totally naked!!
But sure you look beautiful!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Kisses and hugs

bermudabluez said...

WOW! You sure did get a new look!! You look much skinnier!! We love you though Fiona! Happy Valentine's Day to you and TaiChi, Abby, and your mom and dad...Hugs & Kisses from Chloe & LadyBug

Piappies World said...

HI Fiona,

Wow that's an adorable and clean cut 'do. Bet you get more speed for zoom zoomies. Sure hope you still manage to keep yourself cozy despite lots of snowflakes you got there.

Enjoy the weekend with lil Abby & Taichi!

Happy Hearts Day!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Two Country Poodles said...

Fiona...You look just like us (except for that fluff on your tail)....And we think it looks fabulous on you! Our momma says its the best as we feel like velvet! We wish you all the luck in finding a new groomer!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

1000 Goldens said...

Fiona, that lady at the groomers took your clothes off! You look fancy all nekkit. My Mom is always amazed by groomers like that too. I'm glad she found out before Tai Chi went in.

Dory and the Mama said...

Looks like the brought out a bit of the poodle in you Fiona!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Dory and Bilbo

Twinkietinydog said...

BOL they experimented on you and spared TaiChi in the process. Oh, Fiona, as long as you like your new do, we will all learn to love it. Let us get used to it first. And yes, you do look like sisters with Abby, you know why? Cause you are. Get used to it ;)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love your sleek new hairdo, Fiona!
Happy Valentine's day to all of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Twix said...

Goodness, Fi! Aren't you freezing? I am cold just looking at you in the snow. But if it makes it easier for you to do zoomies....
Did you gather up your discarded furs so you could send em to me? I need more! I'm losing mine faster than they can grow in.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

Amber and Nala said...

Wow, that is quite a change...I almost didn't recognize you. Very streamlined indeed. I think your snooter and eyes are gorgeous with or without fur on them. :) Happy Love Day!


Natalie said...

You're still gorgeous like always Fi, just with a lot less hair : ) Say would you tell your mom that I sent her an email about groomers? I'm not sure if she got it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my dawg! put some clothes on! But you sure are a cutie patootie! better cover up or all the boys are gonna wanna date you! they may think you're easy cuz of your new look... make sure you tell them there's brains behind that bod!