So in case I haven't talked about him recently...I own a yorkie named Walker. He's just a little guy. Weighs in at about 12 pounds. Pain in the butt. Pee-pad trained since a long bout with kennel cough meant he couldnt be around other dogs...a lot of which are found outside. Generally a good little guy, although he is a biter. Not mean bites...just a little gnawing. Well...My furry beast needed a haircut. There are groomers in Germany. Quite a few actually since their dogs are well loved. I'm just cheap. 30 Euro for a doggy hair cut? Ummm....I wouldn't pay that for MY hair cut. So in all my brilliance I decided to cut it myself. All things considered it turned out quite well. He looks very cute now that you can see his little face and his legs aren't quite so hairy. It took me two days, a lot of convincing, and three bones to achieve my goal. But now he looks all pretty with only one little bald spot. (Whoops!) But he is happy as a peacock with his spiffy new look.
Now here is where I am going with this post. Did any of you ever get home hair cuts growing up? I don't remember my mom ever cutting my hair, but she wasn't the most hair capable mom ever sooo...it was probably safer that way. My sisters cut my bangs a time or two, but i'm pretty sure that for the bulk of the time I got it done at Eileen's Barber shop. The same place my dad got his done. And every other self-professed country girl in the area. Now mind you, dad only got his professionally cut for weddings and funerals, the rest of the time, he managed the beard and my mom handled the head with some clippers and a towel in our kitchen.
My sister has some experience cutting her sons hair. I don't remember much about the story other than the consoling words, "Don't worry momma, I'm sure you'll get better." I'll probably cut my kids hair. They'll probably suffer through some interesting haircuts until I come to grips with the fact that I have to pay someone else. But maybe I'll be lucky with my kids as I am my pup. They'll be happy as a clam with a couple bald spots and a bone.
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