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Piper had a makevover!

When I thought she was going to be a small dog, I wasn't concerned about some of her quirks... actually it was kind of fun that she liked to sit on the back of the sofa and plant the front of her body atop my head while we watched TV... recently not so fun. Blast it! My little toy Hav was suddenly 19.1 pounds and not so fun atop my head LOL! I say suddenly because she went from 12.4, having her 1st heat, to 19.1 in only 6 weeks, crazy!!!


A few months ago, I had the groomer cut her body hair short (1") while leaving her head alone so her Hav features were prominent. She's 9 months old now and we're leaving for Florida tomorrow, so I opted out of the morning ritual of brushing and combing - more time to enjoy my twin grandsons as we celebrate their 5th birthdays. This time we cut even shorter (1/2") and cleaned up her face and did a "lamb cut" on her ears..... bonus is that Piper now weighs in at 14.9 pounds - crazy!

Pics are 12 wks, 7 months and 9 months. From a hefty 19.1 to a svelt 14.9 pounds, this is the new Piper. I'm enjoying the new look and Piper is too - we had more time for play this morning and she looks so trim.. we are ready for Disney!

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Wow! She's a cutie at any age/size!!



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She's a cutie, shorter hair is always easier. What a weight change from 19 to 14, did you put her on a diet? Have fun at Disney, you'll need a vacation from your vacation when you're done.

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Thanks thanks And no Jen, that weight loss was totally hair. She had a lot of hair but 25% of her weight? I was shocked.

The weight gain was so quick that I was concerned, but she's healthy. During this same period her diet changed in that she dropped from 1 C to 3/4 C dry food daily. She has her usual 1/2 C in the morning and turned the evening meal into a snack by leaving half. I'm attaching a pic that I took this morning to show more of her body - she's just much taller than before. Tried her "Small" raincoat on last night and it only covered 2/3 of her back... hopefully my next Hav will be small enough to wear some of these clothes lol
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Hmmm, that 19lb weight measurement must have been a mistake; the hair can't be that heavy unless it was wet when they weighed her!!!

she is cute!


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Hmmm, that 19lb weight measurement must have been a mistake; the hair can't be that heavy unless it was wet when they weighed her!!!

she is cute!
agreed! and look at those looooong legs!!!

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She looks beautiful! Hope you have a nice trip!

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She really went from black and white to gray. I love the gray Havanese.

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I'm always so amazed at how the colors change on these fur babies. She looks so cute in her new haircut and it will be so much easier on you mom!






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