Many of you have already been introduced to our family doggie Ace. Another well known fact about him is that he is one furry dude. So furry even, he's been confined to outdoor lifestyle because dog hair in the fridge, in your bed and in your clean laundry is just unacceptable.
Don't fear this is not an abused puppy, he has a backyard that is 50% shaded, sprinklers that go off a gazillion times a day for him to play in, and a huge tub of water. And we do let him in the house during the hottest parts of the day, but honestly he likes all the action outside because when inside he is confined to an easily cleaned up area.
After we returned from our trip, I was feeling guilty for his long stint outside and alone (except for his daily visit from our doggie babysitter). I've made attempts to shave down his year round winter coat with clippers from Target to cool him off during the summer. While he is cooler, he looks like he has a fur disease, my dog clipping skills beg for more experience, or better clippers since they clog up when I'm trying to cut through his sheep like coat.
I digress... back to the hot dog. I broke down and had him professionally shaved. He has a strange Mohawk down his back, his fur raises like a cat when he gets excited. We may have to rethink this style. I'm not sure he quite knows what to do with himself in this state. We think he was a little slap happy with how cool he felt.
Hair of the Dog by Nazareth