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Hair Growth pics!

For all you new puppy owners dreading the coming of "blowing coat" I wanted to share some pics that PROVE beyond a shadow of a doubt, that hair DOES grow back!

I started out GREAT and thought I can DO this... and grew her out till she was about 9 months old. Combing everyday, giving her baths and occasionally taking her to the groomers for a sanitary/feet/face trim. When she was 9 months old, I was easily spending 3 hrs a DAY getting out matts, only to turn around and have them reform in minutes!! Those that have been through this KNOW I am totally NOT exagerating!!! So, I swallowed my pride and realized that our relationship was MORE important than her coat and took her to the groomer to have her shaved down. one year ago. Since then, I have taught myself how to take care of ALL of her needs and haven't had to go back to the groomer since! (yay me!) I did trim her legs down a couple of months ago because for some reason her legs just always looked so scraggly to me!! Anywho... here are some pics to show how she has grown out over the last year! Thankfully she is VERY tolerant of all of my grooming effort and incredibly forgiving. She never complains, although she clearly does NOT enjoy it... I am still her favorite person.

and now for the PICTURES! enjoy...

#1 a week before her shave down, she WAS blowing coat at this point...
#2 the day of the shave down 3/30/11 ... my son said she looked like a bobble head. LOL
#3,4 & 5 -summer time. (honestly I adore this look on her and would totally keep her like this if I could... LOL the truth comes out... I am only growing her out because I am scared to trim her down!! ha ha ha)

to be continued...
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and here is how she looks more recently.

all grown up, for sure!!
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She looks adorable at all hair lengths! You can really see how much colour she has in these pictures.

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Tammie -- I just got through doing Snoopy for the second time - and he is now over a year and a half old but decided that he needed to blow yet another coat. He was sooooo matted, and he SO Hates being groomed (He'd run and try and hide whenever he saw me get the grooming table out). Any little tangle or matt or snag and he would just go ballistic so three days ago I got the shears out cut him down. He still looks cute, but I really miss his long coat. Oh well, at least he'll be cool for the summer!

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Thanks Tracy!!

Jim, ya I am hoping to find the courage to cut her down this summer, but will wait till 'winter' is finally over!! We have been SLAMMED with storms over the past several weeks!! Wish I lived closer, I'd ask YOU trim her down! ha ha ha

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Tillie is adorable! You can do this! It just takes practice and patience. I love your Summer looks too on Tillie. I still have not thought about the clippers yet for the summer. I have kept the feet trimmed, paws trimmed for the winter.

I think we are going to have a long summer....



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Tillie looks so adorable in ALL the pictures! The recent ones look so much like McGee! I keep thinking he needs a cut for summer but DH doesn't want it cut and he's the one who combs him every single day!

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Thanks for sharing that. I will probably let Gabby grow back out, when I am sure she is over blowing coat. She is so young, I am scared she will do it again.
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WOW Kathie... your husband combs out McGee everyday!!!? You are BLESSED! he's a KEEPER for sure!! My dh has NEVER combed Tillie... or done ANY grooming on her at.ALL. If anything ever happened to me where I couldn't take care of her, he would have her clipped down and take her to the groomers once a month for everything. sigh...

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This was Kodi when he blew coat at about 6.5 mos.
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