Monday, January 5

Bret Michaels Would Do the Same if Anyone Chopped Off His Extensions

Cody may only be five months old, but he's ahead of the Toddler on one thing--little dude can grow some hair. Like, a LOT of hair. So, last Saturday we took him for his very first hair cut.

We tend to like long-haired dogs best when they are left long-haired, so the idea was less about cutting back the major 80's poof he was rocking and more about doing a little trimmy trimmy here and there so that he would get the experience of having his hair cut. He is in for a life time of grooming appointments, so it's better that he starts getting used to the idea of a stranger with clippers hanging out around his nether regions sooner rather than later. Mr. Husband informed the groomer that she should just pluck the forest he was growing inside his ears, trim up his paws, clean up around his eyes, and maybe shave his booty region for cleanliness reasons.

I know that is what Mr. Husband said because I heard him. Definitely.

That didn't stop the chick from going all Edward Scissorhands on his ass. And head. And back. And everywhere in between. Poor little guy is half the man he was just a few days ago, mostly because she cut off at least two inches of fluff.

Not only was I all sorts of sad face over it, Mr. Husband was, too. In fact, he might be more sad face over it. He keeps fussing at Cody to hurry up and grow back his hair. He really does look awful. As Mr. Husband said, he looks like that scruffy dog an old lady would have if she also had 32 cats. Sort of mutt-like, but too scraggly to even be a mutt, and at first glance, you're not even sure it's a dog.

Cody has apparently taken this criticism very hard. He seemed all happy go lucky at first, but this morning? He totally fell into a deep depression. So deep, in fact, that he thought the only way out of his bad hair month (or two or three) was to just end it all. So, he decided not to chew his treat and managed to lodge the whole damn thing in his throat.

And choke.

And choke.

What Cody forgot to consider was that Mr. Husband has already once saved the suicidal pup's life. And, he did it again this morning. In what can only be called an act of heroics, Mr. Husband shoved his finger down the pup's throat until he puked. It was like an episode of America's Top Model all over our bedroom floor. So fun!

So if you see Cody wandering around town, do us a favor and LIE TO HIM. Tell him he looks great and that you love the new hair cut. I can't take another day of him being all dramatic and whiny because his throat hurts.

(He's fine, btw. I might have to talk to the Academy about honoring him with an Oscar for the acting performance he put on when I checked on him at lunch when he tried to convince me he was dying. Dying pups don't make me insane chasing the other dog around the living room for 45 minutes.)



(Pre-Edward Scissorhands photo, of course. Poor little guy refuses to let me capture his embarrassment digitally.)

31 comments:

  1. Awww puppy...my brother used to be this way when he got a haircut:P
    Love the new header btw!

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  2. Poor puppy. I bet it will grow back fast.

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  3. poor cody. the unmitigated indignity of it all.

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  4. poor guy... but great acceptance speech!

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  5. ...and this is why I stopped using groomers.
    The good ones cost a FORTUNE and the mediocre to poor ones are--well, mediocre to poor. My dogs look aweful after and it's obvious they have no clue what they were doing.
    Nothing beats DIY. If it looks crap, at least you didn't pay for it.

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  6. @Becoming Mommy--I usually do the minor touch-up cuts myself, but figured it would be good to make him suffer through a "real" appointment. Oops.

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  7. My husband is similarly whiny after he gets a trim, but I haven't had to stick my finger down his throat yet.

    Enjoy your ice storm today!

    Peace - D

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  8. Poor guy. Growing hair is his strong suit and it's been stripped from him. What else is there to live for?

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  9. You NEED to post a post-cut pic. If he sees us all STILL supporting him once his photo has been posted, it will help the healing process.

    Hallie :)

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  10. Oh, I want to see the after pictures.
    Yay Mr. Husband for saving the puppy..Again. He is a handy guy to have around.

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  11. Aww, poor Cody. I've had bad hair cute. I feel his pain!

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  12. My dog has gone through the same thing in the past due to a bad groomer and their scissors. If the groomer cut off the tail hair, his balance may be off and therefore he is acting so depressed. Poor guy. After a few weeks he will be back to normal.

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  13. Poor puppy. Sounds like he has a future in acting though! : )

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  14. I keep hearing that it's common for small dogs to be embarrassed or depressed when they get a bad cut. Who knew? I hope he's fluffy again soon. He's still very cute.

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  15. My parents had a shih tzu who always used to feel stupid when she got a dumb looking hair cut. Those dogs grow RIDICULOUS hair that really does need to be cut, but apparently 90% of groomers think a trim means "give the dog a mullet and then make them look mangy." And yes, she used to hide when she came back from the groomer's as though she knew she looked stupid.

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  16. A bad haircut is just a difficult thing to live through.

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  17. Poop embaressed poochie

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  18. Awww I am sure he is still adorable! And the great thing about hair (which I am always reminding myself as I search for a new stylist in CT), is that it grows back.

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  19. Tell him I think he looks great and my dog Princess thinks his new hair cut looks HOT.

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  20. Awww, I think he looks cute in a grungy kind of way. Makes me want to pinch his cheeks.

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  21. @Five Left Feet--That's pre-haircut Cody. Imagine him minus all that grunge and cute fluffy stuff. :-(

    I'll try to get a photo tonight, if he'll come out from under the bed.

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  22. Awe, poor puppy! I know what having a bad hair day does to me...though I have yet to try and commit suicide with a doggie treat yet. I'll have to put that in my arsenal for next time!

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  23. This reminds me, I need to get Cannon a hair appt.

    Doggies are very sensitive about their hair dos.

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  24. The poor thing! I will send rogaine immediately. Oh, and are you sure Bret has extensions? Totally ruined my image.

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  25. That's too funny. Too bad there are no pix. :(

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  26. Awww...the poor puppy. Your poor bedroom floor! Hopefully he comes out of the depression soon and you can avoid any further suicide attempts.

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  27. You realize you are making Mr. Husband look damn good lately, don't you? Right now he is thinking, "Hmmm. What does she want?"

    Love the header photo! Science Center? How long is the train setup going to be there?

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  28. Poor, poor, Cody - our Carolina can send him some doggy hair if he needs a puppy wig!

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  29. Poor fella. There's nothing worse on your self esteem then a crappy haircut.

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  30. poor lil guy. So freakin' cute, with or without hair...

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  31. Poor guy! I've felt like him too, only I was leaving the people hair salon. Not pretty.
    Hope the hair grows back fast.

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