Curly dog goes radical

With a full coat and she loves the snow!!  We have her sheared three or four times a year.
With a full coat and Sassy  loves the snow!! We have her sheared three or four times a year.

Sassy has this full coat right now and it’s as curly as I’ve ever seen it but she is absolutely miserable.  She’s way too fat but the coat makes her pant all night which makes all of us lose sleep.  On Thursday she made a trip to “Classy Pets” in Salem for a new “do”!

Sassy's new haircut.  She lays in the sun a lot now when outdoors and sleeps between us at night now.
Sassy’s new haircut. She lays in the sun a lot now when outdoors and sleeps between us at night now.
Sassy looks a little thinner now but pictures can be deceiving!!
Sassy looks a little thinner now but pictures can be deceiving!!

 

 

We’ve also cut down on her food and are feeding her venison jerky with a half portion of her dogfood and more water.  Now, that I’m losing weight she goes on some of my walks with me which is good for her as well but she is almost 11 years old and I don’t expect her to keep up like I used to keep up with her.

 

Sassy’s Trip to the Beauty Shop

We have a spoiled rotten blonde Cocker Spaniel by the name of Sassy. Hubby got her for me for Christmas six years ago and the whole family loves her. She’s very quiet and mild mannered for a Cocker. We started shearing her when she was about 1 1/2 years old because she just frets so when it’s hot. Since we’re shearing her, her coat gets so thick and we have to shear her in the winter time too or we don’t sleep at night for the panting and roaming the bedroom looking for a new cool spot.
Well, we’re at that time of the spring when it’s her or us!! We sleep with the windows open so she’ll get cool air but it’s not helping at this point.
Tuesday morning she went on her least favorite trip to see our groomer, Robin. Eddie said when they got there she was shaking all over but Robin said that as soon as he left she calmed down and everything went really well. Robin is so good with her and Sassy loves her except for the bath and haircut. All went well and as soon as she got home the weather changed and the temps dropped 20+ degrees. Guess who is sleeping in the middle of the bed between since Tuesday! Isn’t she adorable!!??

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