Wednesday, September 7, 2011

C-A-T-P-O-O-P, Part Two

"Worried? Do I look worried to you?"
"O.K., I'm back now. Sorry about that, but I already live with three(!) cats, plus mom gives noms to Bob and Brin, so when I see a cat, I figure the least they can let me do is give it a chase, right?

But, back to my story. There I was, hanging out on the bed with Mom when she reached behind her and got her scissors. Now, I get the scissors a lot - to keep the hair out of my eyes, to get rid of super pesty mats and for when I get into the bad weeds that get wound in my fur, so I wasn't all that worried.

Then I hear a big 'snip' and WOW! I see a huge chunk of my hair in Mom's hand. Then she did it again and again. Holy moley --- Mom's gonna make me bald, just because of some cat poop!

She kept cutting and cutting, and I was getting pretty worried. Mom never went to dog groom school or anything...what if I look like a big ol' dork when she's done? How will I ever face the other dogs again? Or the cats?

Then she said she was done. She opened the door and told me to go find Dad. Man, what was Dad going to think? He said he liked my long hair.

Dad took one look at me and said he
loved it! He kept touching my new, short hair while telling me how soft and fluffy I am now. He said I look bunches smaller and that my cut made my short hair look all bouncy. Hmmmm, maybe this isn't so bad after all.

Of course, you know there had to be one more insult. I had to go to the dog wash. Geez, I didn't even smell like cat poop anymore, but was that good enough? Nope - they had to make me smell like Cucumber Melon, or some other silly scent. I don't even get to smell like a dog.

So, what do you think? Mom says the pictures aren't the best because she's bad with a camera, but they'll have to do for now.

"Guess I should be glad I got to keep my tail and my leg fluff."

"Mom says it looks like I got a body wave in my hair now."
"Mom tried to find a hairy "before" pic for you to see how much she cut off."
"See? I'm not really all white. Down by my skin my hair
is light brown. You can see it lots better now that it's short."

"Yeah, I think I'm going to dry a lot faster
when I fall in the pool next time."
"So, that's my story. The biggest lesson I learned? Sometimes you have go through a little cat poop to make a big change in your life."

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snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...


Look at you Darby!! I nearly didn't recognise you!! Maybe the Cats won't either and you can sneak up on them, Tee Hee :)

You look great!!

Glad you got to keep your fluffy tail though! :)

Have fun, sure you can run faster now you're more streamlined! :)

Your pal Snoopy :)

CATachresis said...

WOW! You look terrific Darby! Not a bit like a big ol' dork lol. You scrub up well. High praise indeed from a cat! >^..^<

Vicky said...

Darby seems to be pleased with hie new, aerodynamic look! Plus, he doesn't have to stand at the door every time he goes out to get all the yard scut picked out of him, which we all view as a plus :)

Pamela said...

Darby cleans up nice!

And I'm amazed at how different his color looks once you can see more of the undercoat.

Very nice job, Vicky! And I'm glad to know Darby seems to appreciate it too. :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh ! you are still cute ... my fur(hair) gets like your especially my tail. Hope you learned your lesson. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Amy said...

Oh, dear! We like to roll in stinky stuff, too, Darby, but we have yet to find cat poop. Bird poop will have to do for now!

Your new haircut looks great!

Amy, Swift, and Kool

Oskar said...

You look pretty good for a homemade haircut!

Nubbin wiggles,

Bocci said...

You look great, Darby-adorable either way, but I bet you dry a bit faster!

To Dog With Love said...

Good story and great lesson learned too pal! We think you look great!
Diane and Cosmo

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

I think your Mom did a great job!

Vicky said...

Thanks, everyone! "Mom" used a pair of 5 year old scissors that are about the length (and threat) of an elementary school pair. Thankfully, Darby's hair (like mine) has just enough wave to be forgiving.

No matter how it looks, we're all happy not to have to pick stuff out of his fur every time he goes outside and he seems happy not to be picked at, so we're calling it a win-win :)

jen said...

I think you look great! Your Mom did a great job!

Your Daily Cute said...

Love the new look!

Marg said...

We love your new hair cut and think you look so darn cute with that cut. Mom did a good job. We also think the pictures are really good. Hope all of you have a great week end. Take care.


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