Thursday, September 27, 2007

Farewell Mr. Scuffy

Tomorrow is a big day! I am getting a long overdue haircut! I'm sure you all remember the ghastly haircut I got the last time when PetStupid Grooming lied to Mom that the lady-who-knows-handstripping groomed me, when in fact I was given to a hopeless apprentice who didn't know what the heck he was doing. As you recall, I looked bloody is a reminder:

Thank God hair grows and grows! That last haircut was on July 10 - so my hair has grown really long and Mom calls me Mr. Scruffy. Of course, we are not going back to PetStupid - instead we are going to a highly recommended (Thank you Bebe) salon called Pooches Choice here in Center City Philadelphia. The groomer there, Lee, has several hand-stripping awards, so hopefully when you see photos of me tomorrow - I will look truly wonderful! (Mom says I better given what this little exercise is going to cost!) While I am away, a company is coming to steam clean our carpets just in case there is something in them making me itch!

In the meantime, here are the BEFORE pictures so you can see how I look now:

I can barely see out my eyes I'm so shaggy. I don't know if you can tell, but good news! My allergies are a bit better - my skin is less red (Thank you to all my friends for your wonderful, caring comments left on this blog). I think that cortisone shot finally kicked in. It must be that 'cos the weather has not cooled down, if anything it's been MORE humid! I still bite my paws and legs, but I don't itch as much as I did last week. Mom is a tad nervy the stripping/scissoring (only my back is being stripped to get my black back) will somehow irritate my skin, but I think I'll be okay. My appointment is for 10am and I don't expect to get out of there before 4pm. Keep paws crossed. If I come out looking hideous again, I may have to run away to New York City and hide out in Asta's apartment (no-one knows me in NYC and it's quite near by for me to hitch a ride). Is that okay Asta? If you like I could help you eat all your birthday presents! Tee hee.

Finally, I want you to meet some of my pals. As you know, I prefer to hang with the big dogs - but I have some little dog pals too. When P my dogwalker picks me up every day, I often get to walk with these buddies - Basil who you have met before (a Cairn Terror) and the two Pugs, Maggie (tan) and Sam (black). Sadly, Maggie left our neighborhood today to live in another state 'cos her parents had a baby and couldn't cope with two dogs anymore. Poor Sam, he must feel sad, he's never been apart from Maggie. Me and Basil will have to be extra kind to him in the coming days...In the photo, we are all waiting for our treats, it's the only time we calm down!

And lastly, I have a new niece - Daddy's sister had a wee baby girl on Tuesday - Devon Delaney - I haven't seen her yet, but hope to when she is a little older. I like little humans.

See you all tomorrow - hopefully I will look like a handsome daredevil!



Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Hi Axel,

Jack across the water told my Mom that I should be stripped every 6 months and no sooner because it makes the job tougher for the groomer and the dog. Mind you it was my hair getting plucked. Good luck with groomer.

Luna Licks,


Asta said...

I'm soo glad you'we itchies awe bettew!!Of couwse you awe mowe than welcome to come to my house and hide out!! I suwe hope it won't be necessawy! can come anyway!!!!
Congwatulations on the baby hooman! that's vewy wondewful! I send love and good wishes!!!!
good luck my little "scruffy fwiend"(Mommi likes me all scwuffy, but I still get gwoomed about evewy two momfs.
smmochie kisses

Lenny said...

Hey Axel,
I'm glad your itchies are getting better! Maybe the haircut will help too.
My mom won't take me to PetStupid anymore either. They didn't take good care of me.

Your friend, Lenny

Faya said...

Ok I will come tomorrow to see how beautiful you will be .... and here is my new address :

Kisses, Faya

Anonymous said...

Good luck today Axel - I'm sure you'll come out looking like your own dapper self once again!

Your pal,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey pal, don't worry, you'll still be handsome whatever happens to your hair! Looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow! J x

Koobuss said...

Wow, Axel!

There is a lot going on in your life now! A new groomer (good luck!), a new human puppy (good luck), and new doggie friends (good luck). Plus, you are starting to feel better. All of this is wonderful!

Way to go, Ax!

Koobuss Kisses,

Agatha and Archie said...

Can't twait to see the new you!!! Love A+A

Gus said...

Axel...we will have to start a scruffy fellow club. Except, after tomorrow, you can only be an honorary member.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

A Scruffy Club...that rocks...I'm running for co-president...the Mighty Scruff can be the other one!! We'd be naturals!

So so glad ur itchies are bettering! Steaming the carpets is a great idea! Sounds like a a good thing that you switched from PetStupid!