Monday, February 9, 2009

shaggy / sleek


solo post by L

Because I have nothing else to post tonight and I mentioned that I would share a photo of Evee's haircut - here is Evee all shaggy and sort of chunky looking and then with a non-professional haircut by me looking much sleeker.
We used to pay a lot of money to have her professional trimmed, but one day I got the idea that I would like to try it myself. I actually enjoy doing it but I have a hard time with her legs. Yesterday the blade dulled before I finished and I didn't get her ears trimmed all velvety short like I prefer. When she was young she had the most beautiful Springer cut - long, gorgeous rich brown, curly hair on her ears and long, silky white hair on her underside. She looked like a show dog. But that was a lot of upkeep, so one summer I decided to give her a full shave. I guess it will never be as pretty but I think she has to be more comfortable with it short and it keeps her looking young.

10 comments:

Char said...

I can understand the upkept - she is beautiful! such a sweet girl

Gayle said...

She's cute both ways, but I'll bet she does feel better with it short! Isn't it funny that dogs look younger after a hair cut?!

ELK said...

oh how beautiful she is Leslye you should be happy with the way it turned out...such a lady with many talents!

bermudabluez said...

Oh, I understand the grooming...with two bichons...it is getting expensive. I do them in between professional grooms, but believe me, they never look as good as when they are done by someone who actually knows what they are doing! Yours looks adorable! What a wonderful job you did on her!! My exhusband has one like her and it is difficult for him to keep him cleaned up!

leaca said...

cute cut.

Indigo said...

Evee is a gorgeous pup. Pickles has been a chore to keep her coat up this winter. Wherever we go there is mud and salt from the roads and melted snow. Needless to say it shows up on her Black coat glaringly. I wouldn't trade her for the world though. (Hugs)Indigo

Claire said...

can't wait to get my own pet in three months time! yours is so huggable.

Suvarna said...

she is so sweet and stylin' with her new doo.

Woman in a Window said...

And selfishly doesn't it feel so good to pass a hand over a just shorn dog? One of the finer things in life.

Relyn said...

Is that the secret? Will a haircut keep me looking young, too?

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