We have four pets:
– a 10 year old, 12 lb cat who is very affectionate but has an unfortunate skin condition which causes her hair to clump and fall out if we don’t get her cortisone shots regularly. Oh – and she has a big saggy belly that swings back and forth when she walks. She’s black and white and my sister calls her Shamu. My sister can be mean.
– a 4 year old, 6lb miniature dachsund/chihuahua mix who thinks he’s the biggest dog on the planet and is a snuggle-bunny
– an almost 9 year old, 67 lb Golden retriever who grayed very early in the face but still thinks she’s a puppy
– a 99 lb Golden retreiver (she’s from the same litter as the other one) who’s actually lost 7 lbs but has arthritis so bad that we’ve just put her on $100 a month medicine to treat. You’d think she was 20 years old the way she has a hard time getting around. She’s very sweet though.
Kind of hard to tell that they’re Golden Retreivers, huh? We took them to the groomer today to have their coats shaved back and give them a “summer cut” since it gets very hot around here during the summer. The vet said it takes about 4 months to grow back in so we thought we’d better get it done early in the summer rather than wait too late and have them not have an adequate coat this fall. We’ve never had them shaved before so we thought we were doing a good thing.
Our dogs must hate us. When the groomer brought them out Hubby and I laughed for 10 minutes straight. They look utterly rediculous. You can’t even tell that they’re Golden Retrievers! We thought they would shave them down to the length of the hair on the very top of their heads – not down to the skin. They have fur on their faces, tops of their heads and their tails. I hope they’re cool this summer! The worst part was these stupid haircuts cost us $200!!!
My poor, poor dogs…