Jun 16 2008

Shaving the Mutt. Not a Euphamism, But It Probably Should Be.

Our poor dog, Yoko, is a mutt. As far as we know, she’s rottweiler, german shepherd, and some kind of terrier. She’s a good but troubled dog. She also has a fuck-ton of hair. Like, three dog’s worth. Way more than a black dog living in the heat of California ought to.

And it’s really heating up around here. It’s been in the high 90′s for about a week now. My poor pooch has been feeling it, too. So I thought that, as an good adequate dog owner, I should do something to help her out. I went to the store and bought an electric hair trimmer.

Only, the one meant for dogs was super expensive, and I couldn’t figure out why it was any better than the one meant for humans, which was cheaper, so I got the human one.

I now realize that it’s perhaps because humans normally don’t have three layers of hair.

Of course, it took a little trial and (a lot of) error to come to that realization.

I now have a bald-ass dog. Truly.

Sorry, Yokie.


  • By annenahm, June 16, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    It’s like that joke about ‘your girlfriend is so ugly its like you shaved your dogs ass and taught it to walk backwards.’ O_o!

  • By Jami, June 17, 2008 @ 8:01 am

    It will grow out. And it will somehow continue to shed while it does. I know.

  • By Kamice', June 18, 2008 @ 11:04 am

    Be very careful of sunburn with shaved doggy butt!
    It’s better to thin the coat out rather than shave it completely.
    Dogs don’t sweat so they don’t need to have exposed skin in order to stay cool.
    Also you can fill some old plastic bottles with water and freeze them. Put them where she lies to keep her cool. She’ll love it!

  • By heels, June 18, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    The skin-baring type shaving was totally unintentional. I was attempting to just give her a trim- lighten the hair load, if you will. And this is the dog who never goes outside, so no worries on the sunburn! We’ve had her groomed before and it really made her more comfortable. That’s what I was after. I’m just a spazz.

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