Thursday, June 16, 2011

The weather had been soooooooo scorchingly hot and horribly humid lately that the humans decided I definitely need to have my very thick and poofy fur cut before my skin allergies come back to haunt all of us. As it is, I am already starting to get hot spots on my body and the humans all agree that it is a nightmare trying to apply medication for me.

Here we are at the groomers... This little friendly Schnauzer came out to greet us at the reception area when we arrived. He is such a cute and friendly pup.

Below is a picture of me on the grooming table waiting for my turn to be 'tortured'. I had to wait a little while for my turn because there were many doggies there being groomed as well... I guess the hot weather is the reason behind. The groomer recommended a very short, cropped cut for me mainly because of my skin allergies, and she said I'd be much happier with my shorter do cos it'd be much cooler and comfortable for me. It'd also make the application of medication much easier and more effective since more of it would go directly on my skin instead of on my fur.

And 4 long hours later, I can finally go home... My poofy fur is all gone, ears have been cleaned, nails have been trimmed and paws have been soaked (in medicated solution). I look really naked now, but must admit it feels a whole lot cooler. I love lying on the floor in my grandparents' house because the cool marble tiles feels great on my naked tummy.

Mom noticed a strange 'phenomenon', after every grooming session, on top of snoozing for hours on end once I reach home, I also end up being super grumpy for the following few days. The strangest part is that I will stick to Grandma like her little shadow and follow her all around the house... basically, I won't let her out of my sight and will only go to sleep if Grandma is within my sight. Grandma finds it so sweet, but then this makes doing housework a real challenge for her... oh and Grandma and I are so close now that my mom is so jealous that I'd rather be with Grandma than be with her!!

(Marathon snoozing post-grooming... I am using the dreaded e-collar to prevent me from licking/ biting my hot spots.)


Amber-Mae said...

WOW you sure had some very wild do before you got groomed! I am sure you feel a LOT better now (and a lot lighter too). Nothing feels nicer than cold tiles touching your body.

Molly the Airedale said...

We hope the hotspots clear up quickly, Huskee! We love your shorter haircut and we agree - the tiles are so nice to relax on when it's hot!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Dawling Huskee
I think you will feelsooo much bettew wif youw handsome new haiwcut. Mommi gwoomed me too. It's no fun to be itchy and wawm
I hope you have a gweat weekend
smoochie kisses to you and Hewshey too

Le Paws Voyage said...

Hi there, lele dropping by to say woof. Singapore weater is definately erratic, one day scroching hot, next day flooding rain. hope your hotspots clear up soon. FYI, I always use neoderm on Lele hotspots. It works brilliant.

Dawn said...

You were a round little apple before you got groomed! You're going to b e so much cooler now!

Alfie's Mum said...

U look like Happy boy now after getting groomed

Alfie's Mum said...

U look like Happy boy now after getting groomed

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Holly & Zac's doggy cousin has allergies that make her feet and legs really red and sore. It is not nice at all, but we hope the shorter coat helps, it will make using creams and things a lot easier and keep you cooler.

We hope you don't have to wear the cone for long and feel better really soon. :)

Jemma Chihuahua said...

Poor Huskee...that does not look fun at all. We hope you feel better soon and that the cone can come off quickly as well!

Teddy said...

Huskee, you sure look exhausted in those "after" pictures. But I bet you feel much cooler. You looked awful fluffy and hot in that "before" photo.

I love cool tiles too. They're the best!


Pippa said...

I think you look very chic with your new cut. I have some hot spots too but I think I would look silly with my fur trimmed off.

Don't think I have ever seen a husky/GSD with a haircut so I guess I will have to suffer the heat and the hot spots.