Saturday, July 18, 2009

Grooming

Grooming... I am NOT a groomer, but I want my boy to look good, so I try. I decided before the Ames trial that he should be "short and sporty". Mistake. I cut off all that pretty neck hair and ruined that nice outline that Karin had on him. Ah well... live and learn. So now I am trying to grow out Vinnie's do. I shortened his rear a bit and am kinda aiming for a German trim. So now you are all scratching your heads wondering what the heck that is, right? Here you go - this was taken at a grooming competition (unsure of the photographer, but love the cut!):Vinnie's cut won't be quite as long and his tail will be different, but you get the idea. Anyway, I bathed and groomed Vinnie last night. He still needs a ton of hair up around his neck and on his rear legs.
I emailed some photos to his breeder, Karin, and got some good ideas from her for next week's grooming session.
Vinnie and I are getting better each week!
Now... just so you don't think this was actually a semi serious post, here is Vinnie doing one of his tricks: "Be a pony" - kinda cute.
When Vin grows up, he wants to be a Portuguese Water Dog. He's been very clear on this. He even said he'll bring his own fish. His hero is Mad Dog and he wants his hair cut like her - I told him he has to wait until next summer when he is a little more grown up.

3 comments:

Got Syzygy said...

Way COOL!!! So, how exactly are you going to get him white like the top one?? G Love the FISH!! Was that from Rilda??

fan23 said...

My gosh he's getting so big. Can't wait to see him in a lion cut-we could line Mad Dog, Love the pony trick. Anytime you want to practice your grooming skills, I have someone to practice on. Don't know which would look better in a lion cut - a schnauzer or a bichon!

tervnmal said...

He is so dang cute! I am fascinated how you get everything so EVEN! There is a reason I have wash-n-wear dogs . . .