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I nearly made an appointment for Rosie this week to get clipped. But I like the teddy bear cut about three inches all over and that would make her all gray. Right now she is matting again for some reason. We have made the hottest summer on record and not one hair shed, but now the undercoat is shedding again. About one more week is all I have in me to worry with it--then the puppy cut.

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The great thing about hair is that it grows back. Getting Brody shaved wasn't what I wanted, but it is what it is. We've both definitely appreciated the ease of grooming this has afforded us - it was a nightmare battle before (one I was losing). So far my new CC comb is really making a difference, so hopefully we don't end up back in the same situation again. If, however, it did come down to matting and long grooming sessions again, I'd not hesitate to get him clipped down again. IN the end, we're all happier than trying to struggle with it.

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Just go ahead a get the clip Lucile before it gets too late in the season! Two-three inches is the perfect cut! But, be forewarned, about any grooming you do not do yourself.



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I haven't updated in ages. Here's a few shots from today (excuse the total lack of grooming). This is what he does when mommy is bad and lets his water bowl go empty.

He's pretty much back to being a hairy beast. LOL
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Tracy he is looking good. I made an appointment for Rosie for Monday. I cut about 3 inches off all over yesterday and a lot of mats out. I trimmed her muzzel and cut all of the beard off. The groomer has orders to shape up her face as I did not try to and leave all the rest of her hair about 3 inches. The kitten hangs on to her hair and Rosie drags him around. they are constantly wrestling and you can imagine how bad the kitten's claws have matted her hair. But it has to be done until Jethro grows up. I just hate to trim her in the winter. But I put in a bid for a lavender sweater on the Havanese Auction and so far I have the high bid. So she can wear a sweater or two until it gets warm again.

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Rosie will probably be much happier for it. Hope you get the sweater!

Personally, I don't feel at all bad for getting him cut down. I only feel bad about my own ineptitude, I'm just really a terrible groomer. It was the best decision for both him and me. If his hair gets to be too much to handle again, then I'd do it again without a second thought (and hope it maybe didn't need to be quite so short). Sure he'll look dorky for a little while but it grows back quickly.

It may happen. His white hair is much longer (grows faster) than his black and the texture of his white hair is much frizzier and sticks out. His black hair, although wavy is much silkier than his white. I honestly think this makes him a bit more of a grooming challenge. Or maybe that's just me making excuses. ha ha

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Rosie's hair is the same way except she doesn't have as much black on her back. And it is so thick. I didn't know her muzzle was so long until I cut the beard off. She may wind up looking like a spaniel before it is over, but a lot easier to keep clean.

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Yeah, I didn't realize Brody's muzzle was as long as it was until I had him shaved down. I thought he looked like a spotted daschund after he was shaved! ha ha

His face is definitely softer and looks more delicate when he has hair!

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Here's an update on the progression pictures. It's been 7 months since I had him clipped down. He's getting to be quite the hairy boy!! He got combed and brushed and bathed and brushed out again for his trip to see Santa today.

Even freshly bathed and brushed out he looks scraggly! He' such a boy! ha ha
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Awww, he looks adorable! He's so shiny!!!


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