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An Ernie Update...my Bichon Habanero

Hi everyone! I cannot say "thanks" enough to everyone who takes the time to post such helpful and wonderful information on this forum! I read the forum several times a day...guess I'm shy about posting

Wanted to share an update about my beloved Ernie, who I absolutely adore and love! He is sooo wonderful but not very happy right now. We just got in from a veterinary visit where he got his final series of puppy shots and his rabies shot. He's taking his afternoon nap a bit late right now...cuddled in his crate (which he loves).

Ernie is coming along very well! His health and temperament are perfect! Everyone at our vet adores him and he loves everyone there, too. I asked "if he might outgrow his over-exuberance towards others" and Dr. Driscoll, one of two vets we have and love, said "Uhhh...NO!" Ernie has all four upper and all four lower "adult" incisors. He is weighing in at 12 lbs and he is 18 weeks old! I've yet to receive his "papers"...long story. Dr. Driscoll teases me and tells me "Ernie is NOT a Havanese but a Great Pyrenees???" We've decided he will be the "larger" Cuban bred "Bichon Habanero!!!!"

BTW...the "puppy cut" was a clipper mishap (happened about 4 weeks ago) on my part that caused several injuries to me (thankfully, none to Ernie) and a broken window...another long story. I took him to a groomer the next day and she "fixed him up." He is a feisty little guy and a handful to groom, although the groomer said "he did great"...she adored him, too! I'm too anxious about hurting him should I groom him, so for now I'm gonna leave the grooming up to the gal who fixed my mishap. She can do the main body grooming...but I want his face, head, ears, eyes, etc to remain on the long-ish side. I feel she cut back a bit too much on his face/eyes...no worries...it will grow back! I will keep the hair near his eyes trimmed the way that I want, so as not to cause tears or discomfort.

Anyhow, thanks again for your interest in me and my wonderful little Ernie! You all are the best!!! Iím enclosing a few pics that I shot right after the visit (prior to the crate snuggle). This is the FIRST photo I've managed of me and Ernie together!!!!
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Earnie looks so loving

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Earnie looks so loving
Thanks, Becky...yes, Ernie really is the sweetest, most loving dog I've ever owned...and I've probably owned about 20 dogs in my lifetime, from childhood (since infancy) into adulthood! Now, I do not personally remember the dogs my folks had when I was one week old-lolol-but Ernie is the sweetiest! I'm fortunate and Blessed with all my guys...he is one special Habanero! Thanks for the comment!!!
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I love that pic of you and Ernie. You both are beaming!

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I love that pic of you and Ernie. You both are beaming!
You are both being too kind! I was cuddling/spoiling Ernie after he whimpered and whimpered following the rabies shot. So, I QUICKLY grabbed the camera that I keep on my desk (for catching great moments) and I took a quick pic.

I say "which one is the dog???" I think our noses match-lololol!

I guess it is TRUE that our FACES GROW as we age...sigh!!!!

Thanks again!!!
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So good...enjoying cuddling, is just what those fur babies like! Actually good for all of us.

He is a real sweetie, enjoy puppyhood.

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Great pics! He's a cutie-patootey! Nice pic of the two of you (I'm not that brave).

If it's true that people and their dogs look alike, I can't wait to look like Beau!!



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Well.....What happened to the window? And, what did you do to take him to a groomer the next day? We have to know....



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Well.....What happened to the window? And, what did you do to take him to a groomer the next day? We have to know....
Okay, God knows I love my husband and no offense to all my male friends out here (and all the males in this world) but OMG...

So, I'm outside on my old brick patio enjoying the day about four weeks ago and I decide to trim Ernie up a wee-bit...just even him out...take away the rough edges. I have these new Andis clippers, so I decide to give them a whirl after test-driving them on my 13 year old PBGV, Tigger. For some reason (likely due to the blade/cutter size), even the "shortest" or smallest comb doesn't pass through and leave any hair at the ends to be trimmed (????). So I remove the comb guard and I gently, lightly begin cleaning up precious Ernie's rough edges. The #10 blade is not against Ernie's skin but lightly passing along the last half-inch or so of his very long & fluffy coat. As an aside, I'm concerned about coat blowing...don't want to hurt Ernie with lots of combing and matting...he does NOT like to be combed at all.

So far, all is good.

Well, John my betrothed (who is "helping"...word loosely utilized) says (after about 2 minutes of gently holding, praising, encouraging, feeding treats to Ernie), "Well, I'm done...I've had about enough of this!" And to my dismay, he walks away and walks into the kitchen to make himself a sandwich (!?!?!?) Leaves me all alone outside with a job about one-tenth completed.

Next thing I know, my finger somehow hits the on switch and the clipper with its #10 blade is running. Ernie balks against the clipper and the clipper (along with a HUGE patch of white puppy fur) goes flying. Now, I see bright red blood and I'm panicked that I've harmed my Ernie. So, I start tapping on the mudroom window near the patio and I'm calling, "John, John, John, John, JOHN!!!!!????" All of a sudden I yell, "JOHN...I NEED HELP!!!" and immediately, my tapping hand and wrist are smashed through a double-pane, 20-year old Anderson crank out window...entire thing is smashed

Needless to say, the groomer had to "shave" poor Ernie down pretty low to even out the bald patch on his torso/back. Thank goodness she managed to leave his precious little head alone, along with a tuft of fur at the tip of his tail

And the blood? Well, the clipper apparently hit my nose and nearly broke it, left a cut at the bridge of my nose, then hit the back of my left elbow and left a nice gash there.

I think Ernie found it all amusing
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Hahahaha!!! That was the best story ever! Thanks for the laughs tonight Thats why I have a groomer....I never would be able to clip Ozzie, I'm afraid the blood would be his! I hope you're ok?
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