The adventures of a veterinarian with lots of practical advice but no practical experience on raising a puppy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

6 Months Old!

Well Darcy is 6 months old and finally had a big girl haircut. I decided that she was almost unrecognizable as a puppy - looking more like a red miniature sheep! Halie her groomer has taken great pains to carefully tease, trim and scissor her into quite a beauty. It is a pretty stressful situation because no matter what great marks I may get as an understanding boss - my staff seems to think I'll blow my top if Darcy's haircut was botched! Now I know that I really like her to look pretty but... seriously!

I've seen clients get MAD (I mean mad!) about their dog's eyelashes being trimmed. I've seen soccer Moms, sweet Grannys and well mannered gentlemen show their "not-so-nice" side when Fluffy's topknot didn't measure up.

I know I'll be just fine if Darcy's haircuts have highs and lows - just make sure her nail polish and bows match! The funniest part of this whole story is that Darcy's current playmate and best friend is a hairless Chinese Crested puppy named Andy (you can see his nose in the picture). They seem to accept each other - one furry and one bald - and will wrestle for hours. Darcy has ninja like reflexes and can grab the one patch of hair on Andy's head and hold on like a bull rider! Until Andy is adopted they will continue to be the oddest couple I've ever seen!


  1. Wow...happy 6 months! I would love to see some pics of the two of them playing together (hint) ;o)

  2. We'd like to see the two of them together, too. We noticed that her nail polish matches her collar and ribbon. She's looking all grown up.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  3. Happy 6 months! She looks soooo cute!

  4. what fun stories & pics. of course i understand! when i put all the fam pix on my digital photo frame, more than half were of my dogs!

  5. Beautiful grooming job! The bow and nail polish looks beautiful on Darcy!

  6. Hello there! I am very much looking forward to see an image of you together. :D

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