Sunday, May 18, 2008

Where did my puppy go?

The dogs came home from kennels looking shaggy & smelling rather unpleasant. As they live in the house with us I do like to keep them looking tidy & smelling nice but it's not as easy as it used to be when I had my dog grooming salon in the garage of our old house. Now I have to wait for good weather & set everything up outside in the garden which wasn't easy over the winter. DH has plans to build a block shed in which their bath & other equipment will be set up & we have just been awarded planning permission but there are other priorities first so garden grooming how it's got to be for a least another year I think.

Yesterday I was asked if Oscar was a Labradoodle so I thought that the time had come to show his true colours:

Airedale Terrier puppy
Oscar before his first clip (with a piece of grass hanging down from his beard!)

Airedale Terrier puppy
Oscar before his first clip

He didn't enjoy the bath, blaster or clippers but DH helped by supplying endless tibits which made the whole process as lot less painful. Hopefully next time he won't have 3 meals worth!

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Oscar after his first grooming session

Airedale Terrier puppy
Oscar after his first grooming session

Annie was also made beautiful but she's an old hand at this so didn't protest at all.

Airedale Terriers
Oscar & Annie

See how much he's grown since mid March:

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Oscar & Annie after being groomed


Donna said...

I want one! I really really want one!
He is just too handsome!

lyndsey-jane said...

so glad your better and have the dogs back. Oscar seems to have been sleeping in a grow bag whilst away - proper little dog now.

Maggie & Mitch said...

Oscar is just adorable! You have two very handsome Dales!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Taffy said...

Oscar is looking so grown up now and a very fine lad.
Molly and Taffy

Queen of the froggers said...

I love your dogs. They look great after their groom, it makes such a difference.

Cinders said...

very cute. Must say I rather like the shaggy pre-groomed look!

Cassidy said...

Yuck to grooming! Me gets my hair stripped and it feels like me spends half my life on the grooming table, grr. You be growing into a big handsome boy Oscar.

Cassidy x

Noah the Airedale said...

Oscar and Annie both look adorable. Oscar has grown so much.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Aknita said...

I think your dogs are fabulous.

And I am sorry you were poorly, hope you are feeling better now.