Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pretty pretty pup

Hazel got a haircut today. (I am still* in desperate need of my own.) Instead of getting her bathed and trimmed by the groomers at Petsmart, we decided to take the little monkey to a new grooming salon in town called FUR. It is a crate-free salon that uses all-natural products. 

I actually first heard about the salon before it opened (and before we ever took Hazel to a groomer) from a subject I interviewed for a story. But I lost the card she gave me and out of convenience just took Hazel to Petsmart. But about a month ago, while parked outside a fro-yo shop with Hazel in the car, one of the salon's employees approached me about trying FUR. She told me that I would be horrified to see where Petsmart keeps the animals they groom and how they treat them. I'm not so sure if Petsmart is as bad as she made it out to be, but they didn't always do the best job on her haircut and Hazel was pretty upset when I picked her up last time. So that's why this time we went to FUR.

Overall, I'd say they did a pretty good job. And when I picked Hazel up, she seemed happy, so that's all that really matters. The only bad thing I could say is that it looks like they nicked her on her lower belly. There's just a tiny red dot on her tummy, which I didn't notice until we got home and I saw her lick it. But I don't think I will hold it against FUR. Just from my experiences with giving Hazel a bath or trimming the hair out of her eyes, I imagine that it is difficult to shave or scissor cut a dog. Still, I hope it doesn't happen again. I don't like to see my baby hurt, even in the slightest!

Of course, I had to take a photo shoot after I picked her up. Hazel looks so pretty, especially with her cute yellow bows! She was very excited to be home and raced up the stairs to our front door, turning around with a look that said, "Hurry up, Mommy!" Once inside though, she pretty much passed out.

Without further ado, for your ooh-ing and aww-ing pleasure, here's some more shots from our little photo op. 




It's exhausting being this beautiful.


*I looked through my archives and I said the same thing back in February after Hazel got groomed. Which means I really need to make a hair appointment, pronto!

7 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Hahahahaha, oh my goodness, Hazel is SO SO cute! I love the little bows, that's so funny!

I can so relate the way you feel. I had to give Webster worm medecine today and I almost cried when I had to shove it down his little throat. He was SO mad at me! It broke my heart.

I don't know what I'm going to be like when I have children if I'm this crazy over a CAT...

Ashley said...

I love to see her getting her beauty sleep in that last one!

Salut! chou chou said...

Hazel is such a darling! She looks all fluffy and clean! How cute are those bows, seriously? Haha, I would give a million bucks to look THAT cute.

I think it is kind of cool that they use natural products on her. Hey, if I do it myself, why shouldn't I do it for a pet as well! I've recently gotten my mum's cat to live with me (she all of a sudden got allergic - weird, I know). He doesn't know it yet but he's getting a bath on Friday! Poor kitty...

Elizabeth Marie said...

She's so pretty! :)

Shoshanah said...

I'm with you, I love the bows

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Aww, she's so adorable!!

[LA] said...

OHHHHHH SOOOO CUTE!


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