Photo by Laura L. Benn
Hello everyone! My sincere apologies for being MIA last week. I’ve been up and down with a horribly clingy cold while juggling all sorts of fun assignments and work. Unfortunately, much like our canine counterparts tend to do from time to time, I must confess that I bit off a little more than I could chew. However, I’m all caught up with things now and back in fine fettle with a lot of juicy Pawsh posts for you!

To start the week, something I find hilarious. Above you’ll see my sweet ragamuffin, Rory, who was starting to look decidedly shaggy and wild. She tends to take a trip to the groomer at the beginning of every season and if any of you have a poodle-mix you’ll know what I mean when I say that a haircut is a BIG deal. There are so many options when it comes to a poodle ‘do’ it can be a little nerve-wracking to see what cut your pup has been bestowed (often times, the type of cut depends on how matted the dog’s fur is and comes down to the groomer’s discretion).

Rory has had some truly terrible haircuts in her day. One place shaved her all over, including her adorable ears, and she looked miserable for weeks, while another gave her such a huge pouf top-knot that she looked like a little old man. Luckily, Rory and I have found an excellent grooming salon now and even though her new do does make her look drastically different, her inherent ‘Rory-ness’ still shines through — wouldn’t you say? Click through for the dramatic after photo and let me know if you think it’s pawsh or not!

I can’t get over how much tinier she looks! Because there is still a little bit of chill in the air, she will be sporting her American Digs Nantucket Knit Sweater for the next little while, at least in the evenings. Do your dogs look different after a haircut? I would love to see their fun photos as well, so please feel free to post them here today!