It’s approaching summer here and Harley’s favourite activity during our daily walks (apart from looking for sticks, licking other dogs and chasing every bird he can see) is swimming in the harbour.
I would never deny my little puppy of this great joy, but it adds another 15 minutes to my morning as I have to wash the salt off him in the shower, get rid of the burrs and sticks embedded in his fur and then dry him off, so with all the time saving in mind, I dropped Harley off at the groomers for a haircut last week.
My instruction to the groomers at ‘Pets on the Point‘ in Glebe was “short but not too short. You know, a little shorter than the usual.” When I picked him up 4 hours later I almost cried. Gone was my fluffy teddy bear. In his place was a skinny black rat looking thing! They SHAVED him all over.
Dog owners are generally really fussy and particular about the way in which their dog’s hair is cut. I am certainly no different. Especially when I’m paying sixty-five dollars for it (a whole other story as I was quoted $49).
There is really just one hyphenated word to describe these butchers.
He seriously looks like a different dog. He looks like Falcor from The Never Ending Story.
I guess there’s a chance that I’m being overly dramatic about it all. At least it’s only hair and it will grow back!
But moral of the story is don’t take your dog to Pets on the Point in Glebe. They are over-charging bastards without a grooming clue.