Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Grief at the Groomers: A Tail of Woe

I have mustered up the strength to post pictures of my horrible haircut I had yesterday. Don't get me wrong, I am still very distressed. Mom told me there are levels of grief - I think I hit the pissed off level today.

Before I went to the groomer I looked like this. Scruffy, yes. But my coat was nice and wiry, and tri-color. You can see my black saddle and brown patches.

And last time I came home from the groomers, I looked like this and we were all happy! My face looks like a wire, my saddle is still black - I look handsome.

Now prepare yourselves, for you are about to see how I, Axel G Chocholoza, went from being a beautiful debonaire wire, to one with Schnauzer shaved head, clipped body with a horrible loss of tricolorism and wiry coat.

Just look what they did to my face!!! Would you not cower under the table too, wishing it was all some hideous nightmare?

Mom and Dad are beyond upset. They cannot understand how Melissa, the groomer, could ruin my coat like this? Mom left strict instructions that I was to be stripped. Melissa knew that - she'd done it twice before. And yet, she clippered me and didn't make me look anything like a wire should look. My neck was shaved so close, it's red and it itches.

Suffice to say we will NEVER set foot in that Groomers again. Mom has written to the store manager to complain and will call tomorrow to yell at Melissa. The salon manager told Mom she was sorry, that they were busy that day (great excuse don't ya think?) and that Melissa is leaving their employ at the end of the week. Mmmnn, not sure I buy that. Tomorrow Melissa comes back to work, and you can be sure Mom will be calling her to demand an explanation!

Yours in abject misery,


Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Oh Axel,

My Mom would be pissed to. Although it will take a couple months, it will grow back. I'm going to see "Jack Across the Water" in about a week and a half for my stripping. I will send you some of my black and browns. You are still a handsome boy.

I hope your Mom gives that groomer a piece of her mind and a kick in the butt.


Butchy & Snickers said...

Poor Axel,
Don't worry pal, your hair will eventually grow back. You need to have your Mama learn to do your hair so you don't have to go to a groomer. She could trim up your face a bit with scissors & maybe you would feel better huh?? Mama has a whole bucket of our stripped out hairs, do you want some?? hehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Jen said...

Hi Ax,

It's not as bad as you think; I'll still pal around with you.


Gus said...

Hey're not that bad. You're not nekkid like I was one time. But I know why you are upset. It will grow back, but until then, maybe wear a sweater?

Agatha and Archie said...

Poor you Axel,although we still think you look quite handsome. Our pack leaders used to say this happened all the time with their last dog so they( or should I say he?) learned to do it himself!! Tell your Mom it isn't hard.We still love you!! Agatha + Archie

Ricky Pepper said...

Hi cousin!

Want me to leave a flaming bag of poo on her doorstep? I really can't believe that she made you itchy. You poor boy ;(

We tagged you to show us your smile - when you feel like smiling again, that is.

Ricky & Lucy & Chloe

Asta said...

Boy do I unnerstand your upsettedness, and you Mommi's too, but you're still a handsome, gowgeous boy, and this won't wuin your color in the long'll wtill be a pawfect WFT, and the gwoomer will loose lots of business I hope...idjuts!!!I hope you don't stay sad and don't hide..we love you !!smoochie kisses

Koobuss said...

WOW Axel,

What happened to you? This is terrible. No wonder everyone is upset. I bet your mom is really p_____!
What a shame that happened to you.

Try to stay out of the sun so that you don't get sunburned on your neck. Ouch!!

Lots of Koobuss Kissses,