Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Of Doodles and 'Dos

As much as I like Alfie's cute-teddy-bear look, it was still time for a trim.  His soft, curly coat doesn't shed at all, but grows fairly quickly -- sort of like our hair does. It would get sopping wet when we walked in the rain and took "fur"-ever to dry!  He seemed hot in our summer weather...and his training jacket was even starting to get tight!

Alfie's sitting in front of some bushes; his thick brown fur makes him seem like a plump teddy bear, kind of sheepdog-ish
I'm not fat at all - I swear, it's all fur!

As you can see from the photo below, the fur was even starting to block his peripheral vision.

 Alfie's sitting in the same place, this time facing to the side; fur partly hides his eyes
I know where this is headed...sigh...

A couple hours and a lot of clipping later, I discovered THIS skinny little puppy hiding somewhere underneath...

Alfie's sitting in the same place post-haircut; this time he's smiling and he looks like a different dog, all short-furred and skinny
Betcha don't recognize me now, heh heh!

I'm having a hard time getting used to his short look...oh well, it grows back fast!  And a bonus -- right after a haircut, his hair goes from its normal soft texture to supersoft, like velvet.  Fun!

 closeup of Alfie's face as he lies in some greenery next to a tree trunk; he's smiling widely and looking up
Soft fur = more petting, right?

8 comments:

L^2 said...

Alfie's new haircut is great, and your description really makes me want to pet him! :-)
Alfie's coat always looks nice in your blog photos, but I tend to prefer this trimmed up neat look on the couple of poodle-crosses I know.

Natalie said...

Every time you cut him it reminds me of the Luck Dragon from Never Ending Story :)

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

OK Natalie, not having grown up in this country I had to look that up on Wikipedia...I almost died laughing, there's an uncanny resemblance!! Here's hoping Alfie brings luck wherever he goes! :-D

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

...and you're right L^2, he looks much "neater" now...

Becky said...

The no shedding does sound very appealing!

Ruby's Raiser said...

Adorable either way, but so very very adorable with the trim!

I think I would not know what to do with all the extra hours in the week not spent vacuuming if I had a dog (or two) that didn't shed! :)

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

He DOES look like the dragon on Never Ending Story! (That's such a strange movie, by the way.) I love Alfie's "skinny" look. Wish I could cut my hair and look like I lost a few LB's, too!

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Love the new do Alfie! :D