Thursday, March 15, 2012

Before and After

Jet was getting very raggedy and in dire need of a grooming.  We didn't get it done through the winter because of the brutally cold temperatures.  We go for long walkies everyday and we were concerned that he would get too cold without a full coat.

Now that the temperatures have become more moderate, we decided it was time to get Jet Man cleaned up. Well, his fur was so matted on his belly that the grooming was dramatic.  It had to be.

Here he is before, with his daddy :)

And now, he doesn't even look like himself!  We weighed him before and after -- he lost 3 pounds of fur!! He's a mere shadow of his former self. The good news is that fur does indeed grow back.  Can't wait for him to look like a Giant Schnauzer again -- right now he looks like a cross between a Great Dane and a Doberman.

For those of you wondering just how much snow we have received this winter, here's a look at our partially shoveled roof.  Rick did this last week as a precautionary measure.

And all of that snow had to go somewhere.  It is now partially blocking the window in the studio area of our house.

Here's a look down my driveway.  Whenever I drive in, I feel like I'm entering a bobsled or luge track!


Pricilla said...

What a difference!

You have had a lot more snow than we have.Which I say is good news...heh

Beadwright said...

Wow it is like two different dogs. LOL
We got 5 inches of snow here. ha I know I know what a joke. But for here that is a lot. I do NOT miss snow at all.

Brandi Hussey said...

Look at the difference!! I totally thought "doberman" when I saw the after - how's Jet liking the grooming?

Ina in Alaska said...

Jet is very handsome!

I am so ready for this winter to be over! Breakup is going to be a wet mudfest. Yippee!!!

LaVerne said...

WOW! What a difference a haircut makes. He is very handsome either way though.
I guess all the snow from the states went up north this year. In TN we don't have to worry about snow on roofs, but I saw a pic where the roof had caved in-I understood then!!

Brenda. said...

Wow! Huge difference! I'm in agreement with the others...he's a very handsome dog.
Your place looks so pretty with all the snow. :)

cindy shake said...

Hugs to Jett! We knew it was time for Olive to get trimmed this week because she was panting all the time in the house!! It was such a darn cold crazy winter we had to keep her woolie for our daily long walkies!! AHHH Spring :)

Minna said...

I had to do that to Saffron towards the end of last summer. She has spent so much time in the ocean and on windy beaches that her fur became so matted. So I shaved her down. Needless to say, I learned my lesson. Now she gets a grooming (not a schnauzer cut, but more of a trim) at least 3 times a year and gets a very good brushing at least once a week.