Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Penny has been clipped for the first time

In seven years of life, Penny has been groomed quite a few times, but we have never gathered the courage to allow the groomer to clip her. However, she is going for a holiday soon (more about that in a future post) and we think there might be paralysis ticks in the area, so we thought we should get her clipped to make it easier to check her each evening for ticks.

When I picked her up, I wondered who the beautiful stranger was. She looked gorgeous. Here she is at home, perhaps giving me 'the look' because she wasn't too pleased about having to visit the groomers. (Lovely ladies with a pleasingly professional attitude - I'm very happy that we've found this place. It's Hot Doggie in Warrandyte.)

First item on her agenda was to get herself nicely mussed up, so it was out to her favorite rubbing seat. (It used to be for humans to relax in the outdoors. When did it become Penny's seat?)

What a surprise! Penny is dark in some spots. Now that we can see her coloring more clearly, we are reminded that her brother was black.


curator said...

How sleek and elegant she looks!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, Penny! We love your clipped look!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Kari in Vegas said...

She looks great!

Stop by for a visit

Honey the Great Dane said...

oh she does look gorgeous!! That first picture is a stunner. And I have to say – she looks more like a Tibetan Spaniel than ever! :-)

Good idea about the ticks to get her coat clipped shorter – I always worry about missing them on Honey's short single coat – I really don't know how people with long-haired dogs manage!


parlance said...

Thanks, Kari and Maggie and Mitch, and Curator. It's nice to get feedback that the clip looks good, seeing it's her first!

parlance said...

Hsin-Yi, this will be my first time looking for ticks, so I'm going to read up on it. I guess it's thanks to climate change that the ticks are moving south in Australia. We didn't have them in the past, so I'm not at all experienced about checking. But we're off to a lovely dog resort, with Cindy, our trainer, so she's going to lead us all in a check of our dogs every night.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

You look fabulous! Nice haircut!