Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's too darn hot

It's been one of 'those' weeks.
You know the kind where you have plenty of fodder for posts, lots of photos to share
and no time or inclination to craft a decent post.

It is quite possible that some of that lack of inclination may have something to do with the fact that the digital equivalent of mercury has been registering over 30C all week [ that's mid 80s and above, Fahrenheit ] and right now it's sitting on 40.1C
... and for you on the 'heading into winter' side of the planet, that translates as 104F
[ and I still don't have functioning A/C ]

All of which makes me very glad that the date for Bear's summer haircut had finally arrived.
There are a lot of good reasons to use a groomer ... but in the bush in summer there are 2 main reasons when one owns a long haired dog.
The obvious one has to do with comfort in the heat ... but the more important reason are the ever present grass seeds.
They are a huge problem and can work their way in between toes, inside ears and cause all manner of nasty results

So this was Bear at 11am and before he saw the lead and the car keys, put two and two together and hid under my bed.

is Bear at 1pmand yes I am sure that I got the right dog back !

and thanks to my blogging-friend Groomer Angie in Tennessee who gave me some really great tips on how to find the right dog groomer


Rose Red said...

I always think men look younger when they shave off beards or mustaches...and it appears to hold true for dogs too! Very nicely groomed Mr Bear looks now!

Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Wow... what a difference a haircut makes! Bear would be feeling like a new "man".

Groomer Angie said...

He will be so much cooler & more comfortable now! He's such a cutie! Glad I could help you find a groomer! :) Hug that little boy for me.

Nadie said...

That's not my bear!

He actually looks like he might be related to his mother now.

lisette said...

omg!! he looks like a different beast - and a much happier one too. i think toby is regretting being a plushy black cat in this weather - it's just unspeakable!

Lynne said...

Is he talking to you yet? LOL

I can think of a third reason - ticks! So much easier to find in short hair! But then, you probably have ways of prevention which is, of course, better than cure!

PS DD had 24 week ultrasound today - all is well.

catsmum said...

We don't seem to get ticks this far south, Lynne - thank goodness.
Please give DD and the bump my love

April said...

Look at all the freckles, oh gosh, he's a cutie pie.

Alwen said...

We don't have too much problem with grass seeds here. I think the most annoying one is called hair grass - the seed heads work their way up your pant leg feeling exactly like a bug is in your pants! Ahhhhh!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, that is hysterical, I bet Bear feels so much better. Lucky is going into the groomers in a week or so, I must remember to take before and after shots.