Yep, the time had come. My Bichon, Roxy’s hair was super long and needed to be groomed. Did I check to see if the groomer in town was open? Nope. I have always wanted to try a different sort of haircut. This was my chance!
I bought a trimmer a long time ago. Just as I remembered, it snagged her fur even though she was clean and brushed through. I would have to scissor her cut. *gulp*
Roxy started her spa day with a dreaded bath.
Then it was time for a blow out. She LOVES to be blow-dried.
I started in the middle of Roxy’s coat and worked my way out. Using scissors made it impossible to cut her curly hair evenly. Once I trimmed a few inches, there was no turning back. She didn’t have long enough fur for a combover. Maybe I would have to call the professionals.
She has boots and a poofy skirt and jacket! Play a few seconds of the video to see the haircut so far.
She was happy, but something wasn’t right.
I texted photos to my family. My sister, Patty, sent a photo of a prize-winning poodle. I needed to take her experimental grooming one step further.
I trimmed off the skirt and kept her jacket, but her head looked shaggy.
Imagine doing all of this with a pair of scissors. Well, I guess you can since you’re seeing it for yourself. Luckily, she’ll do anything for attention.
I groomed her head, a bit of her tail, and her chest. All done. Whew!
Will I take her to the groomer to get a normal-looking Bichon cut? Not right away. I smile every time I look at her. At this point, I’m up for ANYTHING that makes me happy.
This cute dog with a wild head of hair in Malibu was my inspiration.
A PROFESSIONAL groomed Roxy a year ago. I think I did a lot better than that, don’t you? Roxy was seriously depressed for two weeks. She didn’t want to play or run outside.
Does she like her new haircut? Yes. So do I.
Yesterday, she had her first bath since her haircut. Notice how she loves the blow drier? Marilyn Monroe reincarnated. She poses for photos too.
My husband, Danny, is next… Have you seen him? I think he’s hiding somewhere…
Have you given anyone a haircut? Would you groom a dog? Have you cut your hair? How are you with scissors?
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