Try Not To Laugh...

October 12, 2008

Our dog Rudy was way overdue for his puppy spa day! We had an appointment scheduled back in August and we missed it because of our vacation. Then with the end of the summer and back to school, we just kept putting it off.....so we finally got him in this weekend!

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Here is Rudy Saturday Morning....on his way out the door! Isn't he so cute...I love his long hair covering his little eyes....Nick even tried to use one of Sarah's bows to pull it up....Rudy wanted no part of that!



Now for the after shot.....Try not to laugh....
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Poor Rudy doesn't even look like the same dog!!! I just about died when Pat brought him home!

His breed typically has longer hair, but his hair got so long and so thick that it started to get matted....which means lots of knots to be worked out!

The groomer gave up and said that it was just too much torture for Rudy to sit through.....so she shaved him!!

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You would think he would feel much better minus all of that fur, but this look does not scream happiness.

If dogs could talk I wonder what he would say to us.....

47 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Poor little Rudy! He does look a bit sad! Either way, he is cute to me! I bet he feels better after going to the spa though!

Michelle said...

Okay, I totally laughed(but don't tell Rudy!) He looks adorable! And hair grows back, right? He does look a little sad in that last picture, like he's thinking "What have they DONE to me"? LOL!

Paula said...

Awww, I think his new look is terrific. He must feel so much lighter!
Glad to hear Sarah is on the mend after the croup.

Sharie said...

My dogs used to get totally hyper after they got groomed. I always had them shaved as it saved $ not having to take them as often.
I think Rudy should be running around screaming, "I'm NAKED, I'm NAKED!"

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh m goodness! That is hilarious! I love the before and after! My labradoodle, Frankie, just had a similar experience at the groomer's due to the matting in his hair. We keep calling him "pinhead" because he used to be all nice and fluffy...but no longer! :) Rudy and Frankie could commiserate!
Carrie

Anonymous said...

He should be proud! He looks 5lbs lighter now without all his fluff!

either way, he's very cute!

We have a Miniature Jack Russell, so no grooming in our house!

:)

Kate said...

Oh Lisa....Rudy looks so sad!!! He reminds me of my dog when I was growing up...Rosie, a miniature schnauzer....often times we would wait a little too long between groomings...and the same deal...shaved! And they almost look embarressed, don't they??? Poor little pooches!!! Give Rudy some extra love tonight!!!

Ans sweet Sarah too..hope she is on the mend! Wish you could have joined us today!!

Kate

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Rudy is tooo cute..
You better put a little sweater on him..
Have a Great Week...
I posted..
Couldn't stand to wait till tomorrow..
Hugs..

Kam said...

Hi Lisa! Love these pix! That same thing has happened to our schnauzers! Sometimes, it just has to be done! He's still cute! And thanks for the sweet comment on our blog! I have followed yours for a while now! I actually looked at yours yesterday to see your adoption timeline...we got our fingerprinting appt. in the mail yesterday! It is set for 10.21...I'm wondering how long it will take to get USCIS approval after the fingerprinting. Maybe it won't be forever!
Have a great Monday!
Kam

missy said...

Awww, Rudy!!! He is sooo adorable! I don't care if he is shaved or not, you gotta love a pup that will give you those eyes. Poor baby...I know he must feel better though : )

It is a little funny...you have to admit : )

Rebecca said...

Ohj Lisa!!! I TRIED not to laugh! I really did!!! But the giggles just welled up and I couldn't help it. He is adorable - shaved or no! :) But you're right, he doesn't even look like the same little Rudy. :)

Kerry said...

OK- Lisa- your Rudy- is not at all happy with his new look! If he could talk he would be complaining about his hairdresser!

My girlies think he is too cute and love his new cut.

Hope Sarah is feeling better.

Jboo said...

Aaaack!! Poor Rudy -- he's not going to want to have a spa day again, is he!! He does look like a totally different dog -- still cute -- but different.

Hope Sarah is feeling better. Have a fun week!
Janet

Briana's Mom said...

I think he looks so stinkin' cute! His little sad face just kills me!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I think that he looks alot better without all the fur... Poor Rudy... but he is SO cute...

a Tonggu Momma said...

He's telling you, "The TEENAGER! The TEENAGER saw me naked!" That's what he's telling you.

Leslie said...

Hee Hee...Don't tell Rudy..I did giggle!!!

Yes, he's going to need a sweater for sure.

He does look sad, but I get that look everyday from my dog....(I have a Basset Hound).

Robin said...

He would say "leave me alone, I know it will grow back but I just don't like it right now!" I think I have had that same look after some of my hair cuts!!

Too funny.
Blessings,
Robin

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Poor Rudy ;( He will feel better after he gets used to feeling "naked" we had a Maltese when I was younger that was the same way....She used to hide for two days after her salon visits :)

Kayce said...

Oh he looks sooo cute! Our girls had a spa day too, all clean and ready for the dog show next weekend!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ok, I laughed, he! But Rudy still looks soo cute! I am overdue for a spa day myself, and a hair cut but I will not go that short!!

Bridget said...

Poor Rudy - he looks pretty sad! But like any haircut it will grow back! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Monogramchick said...

Oh my goodness, Rudy doesn't look the same. He has that embarrased look on his face, the same face my dog got when the cut off his "skirt" of fur from his back legs one time!

3D said...

Definitely a change but cutey puppy as always!

Keep smilin!

Annette said...

Oh this is so funny! This is how our dog comes home after the spa too... doesn't even look like the same dog! I like him with a little longer hair, and hubby likes him short. Does Rudy moap around afterwords? Ours moaps for about a day!!!

Denise C said...

Oh what a cutie patootie!!! I just adore your fur muffin!!! He looks beautiful after his day at the spa!!!
Hugs!!!
Denise

Laura said...

He looks adorable. I'm sure that after the newness wears off, he'll be happy!!

laura

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness! I had a good laugh (but don't tell Rudy)! He looks so cute, but in that last picture he looks a little sad...poor little guy! I'm sure he'll perk up once he gets used to the new look! : )

Yoli said...

I know the groomer was trying to spare poor Rudy but man, he over did it. Tell him not to cry, it will all grow back. I feel like he is in an episode of "What Not to Wear" when they get to to part where the hairdresser Nic has to cut the women's hair. They all get teary eyed. He is still a cutie.

Tisha said...

Ahhhh, Rudy is cute no matter what!

Lisa, thanks so much for stopping by our blog and for your kind, warm comments.

I look forward to following your blog and your "long road to China." It looks as if you have made some wonderful friends along the way. I pray you will see your blessing at the end of the road VERY soon!

pugmama said...

sweet baby!!!
Your dog looks better than me - I still have to have my hair done!!!

Carol VR said...

Poor thing... I had to trim our dog very short recently due to being sprayed by a skunk (not once byt twice)....EWWWWW!!!!

Is Rudy a cockapoo??? He looks so much like Kiwi does.

Belinda said...

Lisa,

rudy looks cute!! when I would get our dog shaved He too would mope.. too funny... but he is Cute with his short do.....

Belinda

3 Peanuts said...

Rudy doesn't look too happy but I think he looks cute. We do that to SCout every few months too!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, look at him. He is having some self esteem issues :) Poor baby. It will grow back.

Sandy Toes said...

Poor Rudy...he looks sad but he is cooler..he is cute either way!!! I hate a short haircut, too! I know how he feels!
-Sandy Toes

Michaela said...

He's probably saying 'don't look at me, I'm naked!' Did you give him extra treats for having a bad hair day? LOL!
Our dog goes for his spa treatment the first Saturday of every month-not fair, I don't even get to do that-and I always love the way he looks and feels afterwards. I don't know how I'd react if Aries came home looking like Rudy. LOL!
Hugs,
Michaela

Meredith Teagarden said...

Where oh where did Rudy go? ;)

Amy said...

Bless his heart! He is still a cutie patootie to me.;)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Poor little guy....he looks like he has lost his pride...rofl. We had to do that with our cat...he is really old and has long hair and it got matted really bad. cherry

Our Complete Family said...

Awww, he'll get used to his new sexy hairdo!!! I can't believe how he looks like a different dog. So cute!!! xo, Les

Jennifer said...

Sorry but I started cracking up. Poor Rudy! I really know how he feels. Sometimes after a bad haircut I feel like he looks in that last picture.

Jen

smscarna said...

I have been following your blog for a while now but have yet to comment. When I saw this I had to commnet because it reminds me of my dog. Whenver she has had to get shaved she is so upset that she wont even go out to go to the washroom. She was so self cautious!

Its amazing how they feel. I still think Rudy looks precious thought! And dont worry it grows back really fast!

Michelle-Canada

Laura said...

Looks like you're ready to go. Good luck!! Let us know how you make out. Love the pictures.

laura

jenbusymom said...

He looks adorable! We used to shave our Hunter and he looked so cute too!

Cindi said...

Sweet little Rudy! He is still so cute, but he does look a bit distraught. :-)

We have a shihtzu, and the boys begged me to get her shaved last time we had her groomed. Just couldn't do it!

I'm enjoying catching up!