I think there might have been some confusion between the Petsmart Grooming attendant and I......I probably wasn't descriptive enough, I had requested a "mini-Mohawk", but in my head I was envisioning a tiny/short tuft of hair left on the top, just to give my Tuck a little something extra special. What was given to Tuck was more of a bad-ass, I'm-gonna-eat-your-children-for-breakfast-kinda-Mohawk, which had been lovingly fluffed and sculpted. Needless to say, when my son, Connor, and I went to pick Tuck up last Thursday, neither of us were mentally & emotionally prepared for what came running toward us from the grooming department. I almost had to sit down I was laughing so hard. Connor, forget about it, that kid could barely walk through Petsmart he was laughing so hard. "Do you like it, is this what you were looking for?" asked the grooming attendant. I didn't have the heart to tell him "no", it was 5pm, and he had been sculpting dog hair all day long, so I said "yes" while laughing my a$$ off, and took Snoop Doggy Dogg home with me to run the mean streets of Purcellville.
Without much further ado, may I present you with my cocker spaniel, Tucker Magin, with his post-grooming bouffant:
Tuck is honestly the most kind and loving pain in the a$$ dog (he steals food, I'll leave it at that) you've ever met. He's been so amazingly gentle and patient with my children, which of course, makes me love him even more.
I trimmed down this new hair-do on Saturday morning (I took a little over an inch off), he just looked absolutely absurd. I'd send him out to do his "business" in our backyard, and the breeze would be blowing this thick clump of hair all over the place. Tuck would come in 10 minutes later with a new look, it was flattened & parted down the middle (not attractive!), so I just had to take the scissors to it:
Tuck & this lucky man sported a similar look:
So with that tuft trimmed down, I got Tuck looking like much more of a love-bug and less of a toughy-pants. My new pledge to Tuck is: To always be as verbally descriptive as humanly possible (also provide: gestures, exhibits, dioramas, pictures and maybe even sculptures) to every grooming attendant that has contact with him to hopefully prevent these types of hair-doN'Ts in the future! Sorry Tuck! ;)