Sunday, August 24, 2008

Shampoo and a Shave

Well, it's that time again! Time for the boys to go and see their friend Chiloe at The Animal House and get groomed. And judging from these photos, they are not happy about this.....
*BEFORE*
Gipetto is game to do just about anything if you praise and adore him enough. But boy does he hate to get his picture taken..almost as much as getting groomed!

Geeps (with an attitude) before the haircut

And then there is Amos Moses..(aka - Grumpy)
Mosey does everything with a grunt or a groan....He hates getting his picture taken even more than Geeps....I'm sure the flash bothers his eyes, but if he would just stop creeping under furniture to avoid the photo, i wouldn't have to use the dang thing!
*AFTER*

THERE! That wasn't so bad! The boys are sporting a new look. I asked Chiloe to take it easy on Mozie's ears as he has so much trouble with them. So she gently cleaned and trimmed them and left them alone. Geeps got the same trim. Once we left the groomers we had their yearly checkup at The Halfmoon Veterinary Clinic and our vet Dr. White, said they are both in remarkable health for their ages. Mozie is 13 and Gipetto is 14. So we are good to go for another year!
OH! Not to be outdone, Zinnia went to the groomer's too, and got her nails done...

(Sorry about the dark photos. If i use the flash on the old guys, their eyes glow like green orbs due to their cataracts...)

6 comments:

Murray said...

Too cute! A house just isn't a home without a dog (or four, or five0,

Apparently my house isn't a home yet, Fritz is not much of a dog lover (but for some reason I still married him!!). Maybe this spring I'll get one (but I'd really like two).

Mare said...

Hi Murray,
You know, Bill wasn't big into animals either, but he married me eyes wide open! ;) And guess what? I think a new puppy is on the way. A friend of the family has 2 puppies up for adoption-chihuahua/pug mixes! I have always wanted both breeds, and Bill is partial to pugs, so....Do we need another dog? Hell No! But it would be nice to have a young playmate for Zinnia. Just call me crazy!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh they look so cute!!!
They look very unsure of their new look, but I think it's adorable!

Mare said...

Hi Paula,
Boy you picked up on that, huh? They definitely need an adjustment period after they get their hair cuts! It's like they feel a bit naked after loosing all their curls...

crimsoncat05 said...

wow, they look so different! really spiffed up, and I bet they can see a bit better, too!

Mare said...

Hi Crimsoncat! Glad to see you are back! I missed your posts! Yes, now that a few days have passed since the trauma of the grooming room ;) they seem to feel more comfortable in their own skins. They go for their next haircut in the cold weather tho and that is when i feel sorry for them. But for those times we get their sweaters out until they adjust!