Oscar got a summer “do!”

6/8/2009:

Shaved it all off!

With the summer approaching – I noticed that my dog (and Hoboken411 Mascot) Oscar was getting a bit more pooped that usual – and decided it was time for his “Summer Haircut!”

I took him to my trusted groomer Erica Li – and said “make it short!” She did a great job, and now everyone passing me by on the sidewalk says “Look at that cute Lion!”

Erica is a fantastic groomer – so good in fact, that my dog may love her more than he does me! He’s totally at home with her!

BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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elainetyger
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elainetyger

My dog barks a few times whenever the front door opens and then stops. The only exception is one of the two dog walkers — the nicest and most gentle guy in the world and who I’ve known for years and who has worked with dog daily for years: the dog goes apes**t every time this guy shows up. If I happen to be home, I have to step outside to talk to the guy, because we can’t be heard over the barking. He doesn’t take it personally and pawz, neither should you.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I didn’t take it personally. I know animals don’t like some people and some other animals for whatever reasons. I was a bit frightened and surprised.

In response to elainetyger who said:
My dog barks a few times whenever the front door opens and then stops. The only exception is one of the two dog walkers — the nicest and most gentle guy in the world and who I’ve known for years and who has worked with dog daily for years: the dog goes apes**t every time this guy shows up. If I happen to be home, I have to step outside to talk to the guy, because we can’t be heard over the barking. He doesn’t take it personally and pawz, neither should you.

mooshu
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mooshu

I don’t take elainetyger personally, myself. Sometimes she’s all bark ;).

In response to pawzclawz who said:
I didn’t take it personally. I know animals don’t like some people and some other animals for whatever reasons. I was a bit frightened and surprised.

mooshu
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mooshu
It also can really depend on the breed… A dog in my neighborhood– let’s call her “Delilah”– growls and barks at everyone. She’s adorable as heck but Delilah even growled at her dogwalker and neighbors the other night. It’s just the way she is– intensely protective of her owner and it seems that everyone– and I do mean everyone– is an asshole. I’ve apologized to Delilah in the past for attempting to cross boundaries, such as allowing her a sniff or petting her (perish forbid). But her owner has humorously responded with a “no need. Really, she’s a b*tch.” The only time that Delilah has ever shown me affection was when she and a doggie pal of hers ran into me on the street. Her furry friend was all over me, tail-wagging, the whole nine yards. And Delilah, out of sheer rivalry, gave me even more affection than her doggie-friend did! For a full three minutes, I was the best thing that ever happened to her. Needless to say, the next time I saw Delilah, she growled at me. But somehow it felt good to have her back! Oscar is a good-natured, immensely cute dog. But like any usually good-natured, immensely cute being, it is entirely possible for any pet to become grumpy or defensive. And pawzclawz’s comment would have only caused trouble if he/she accused Oscar of an attack (which didn’t happen). I have found that, if a pet doesn’t like someone, he/she ignores or avoids that individual time… Read more »
pawzclawz
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pawzclawz
Mooshu: Thank You for this post. I sincerely Thank You for realizing that I wasn’t trying to start trouble. I truly appreciate you’re sticking up for me. Thanks Again! In response to mooshu who said: It also can really depend on the breed… A dog in my neighborhood– let’s call her “Delilah”– growls and barks at everyone. She’s adorable as heck but Delilah even growled at her dogwalker and neighbors the other night. It’s just the way she is– intensely protective of her owner and it seems that everyone– and I do mean everyone– is an asshole. I’ve apologized to Delilah in the past for attempting to cross boundaries, such as allowing her a sniff or petting her (perish forbid). But her owner has humorously responded with a “no need. Really, she’s a b*tch.” The only time that Delilah has ever shown me affection was when she and a doggie pal of hers ran into me on the street. Her furry friend was all over me, tail-wagging, the whole nine yards. And Delilah, out of sheer rivalry, gave me even more affection than her doggie-friend did! For a full three minutes, I was the best thing that ever happened to her. Needless to say, the next time I saw Delilah, she growled at me. But somehow it felt good to have her back! Oscar is a good-natured, immensely cute dog. But like any usually good-natured, immensely cute being, it is entirely possible for any pet to become grumpy or defensive.… Read more »
lm24kc
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lm24kc

Guess I won’t be using your “trusted” groomer. If this is such a great idea, don’t you think everyone with northern breeds (huskies, samoyeds, etc) would get this done?
My last vet was adament about not shaving my husky. In fact, when I asked why not, she provided me with a few reasons. (see below)

From this site: http://www.chowwelfare.com/cciw/groom.htm

Many people feel sorry for their Chows in the summer and wonder if they should shave them. The Chow’s thick coat is designed to protect him from heat as well as cold. The undercoat helps insulate the skin. Shaving your Chow may not help him feel cooler and in some cases, may contribute to skin problems as well as sunburn.

MidnightRacer
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Which one is Oscar?

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MidnightRacer
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Kinda looks like a lion, eh?

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