Bad hair days to come..

8 Nov

I should’ve listened to Huskee and Hershey and put off Dash’s hair cut a little longer! I took Dash to the groomer behind South Supermarket here in Alabang (I didn’t even bother to remember the name) and the groomer obviously had no idea how to cut his hair! He looked absolutely confused and was obviously making it all up along the way. I tried to give my input and make sure he didn’t cut it too short, which I’m glad it did, because it could have gone a lot worse! And I did not appreciate that they charged a flat rate of P650. It was way too expensive, especially since other places will charge less and do a much better job. I should’ve pulled him out of there right away.

The result.. well, suffice to say, it looks really weird. He still looks adorable, like always, but walking along he looks a little funny, to put it lightly. The hair was cut really short on the body and on most of his face except for the top of his head, which is still way too long in what looks like a little bowl cut or a mullet. SIGH. The lesson for newbie puppy owner Mommy J is: don’t be too eager to just try out new grooming places on a whim or simply because they’re nearer your house.

mommy, i'm pissed. this is a MULLET.

Mommy, I’m pissed. This is a MULLET.

dash's best friends

After, I thought maybe he’d feel better if, instead of one-on-one toy playtime, he could immerse himself with three of his best friends: Little Kong, Ropey, and Unindentified Red Dude from Hong Kong

angrily taking out new haircut woes on his favorite toy
Angrily taking out his new haircut woes on his favorite toy.

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New nickname to add to the growing list: Grasshead.

8 November 2010

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5 Responses to “Bad hair days to come..”

  1. Huskee & Hershey November 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Awwww… don’t worry, it’d take some trial and error before you find the right groomer for Dashiell. We went through a handful of groomers before we (finally) settled on this current one, and one of our worst encounter was when the groomer cut Huskee pretty badly and the wound took a while to heal! Obviously we didn’t go back there again. 😦

    Dash still looks totally adorable… Love the ‘pout’ on his face! Huskee looks exactly like that whenever he comes back from grooming!

    • Mommy J November 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

      He cut Huskee? Oh God, that’s terrible! I hope they made up for it in some way, like paid the vet bills or something!

      Yes, the universal post-grooming pout! But it looks particularly enhanced in Malteses and Maltese mixes! I wonder if, when he gets older, Dash’s hair can also grow as long and fluffy as Huskee’s ❤

      • Rita November 13, 2010 at 2:49 am #

        HI JILL, DASH STILL LOOKS ADORABLE BUT HERE ARE SOME INFO WHICH MIGHT BE USEFUL. YOU MAY WANT TO TRY HIS VET, DRA.HEIDI TELADA FOR HIS SHOTS & CHECKUPS. SHE IS AT ANIMAL HOUSE IN JUPITER ST. IN BEL-AIR. FOR GROOMING, I BRING HIS PARENTS & OLDER SISTER TO CHAIRO PINK AT TIENDESITAS. THEY DO A REALLY GOOD JOB & FAMILIAR WITH MALTESE FUR. FOR THE DARK STAINS AROUND HIS EYES, I GIVE EYEVITA W/C YOU CAN BUY IN PET STORES ALSO IN TIENDESITAS BUT THIS MUST BE PLACED ON HIS FOOD AND NEVER ON HIS EYES.TO PREVENT HIS CHIN AND SNOUT FR. TURNING YELLOWISH, ALWAYS TRY TO WIPE THOSE AREAS AFTER HIS MEALS & DRINK. LASTLY, YOU MAY WANT TO GIVE HIM MAXICOAT ONCE A DAY TO KEEP HIS FUR ALL WHITE & THICK. HOPE THIS HELPS.

  2. Huskee & Hershey November 9, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    No no.. the offending perpetrator only apologised and helped to apply medication for him!! In hindsight I should have asked the shop to pay for the medical bill or at least waive the grooming charges, but I was so worried I just wanted to take him home.

    Someone told me that to keep their fur nice, soft and long (Huskee’s fur is rather fizzy), you should not cut it too much when he is a puppy.. should only go for trimming, not shaving. Not sure if it is true…

    You know something.. looking at Dash’s pics reminds me of Huskee’s puppy-hood and I so so want a Maltese or Maltese X pup!! 😛

  3. frances November 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    he still looks very very cute 🙂

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