Monday, October 1, 2007

Saturday was a no-good-very-bad day (but Sunday was fun)

To be fair, Saturday started out as a lovely day. Dad took us to meet up with some doggie friends. It had rained the night before, so there were plenty of good, dead worms to roll in!! Boatey found a great spot and guarded it fiercely--she would even let our buddy Joey (a pom) near it! He was smart to leave--Boatey's mouth is larger than his entire body.

Then, something awful happened. The hoomans decided we needed groomed. Boatey is finally learning that grooming does not equal death. She looks lovely in her new do:

My story does not have such a happy ending. Now, I do not mind the clippers, but I detest the scissors. There is simply no reason that those horrible things need ever come near my face. However, as I tried for the one-hundredth time to let my parent know that I HATE scissors--well, the most awful, dreaded, horrible event happened. Mum's hand slipped as I was tossing my head in disgust. I went from this magnificient, gorgeous, beautiful 'dale with tremendous scruffles:

To this:

Now, Mum claims it needed to look like this because at least this look is even. I am almost so humiliated that I don't want to leave the house. Almost.

On Sunday evening, the hoomans coaxed us out of the house with the promise of a hike. We adore hiking. This was just a quick hike on some off-leash trails at a park in town.

However, it wasn't very busy, so we could play chase.

And we got loads of pets along the way!

Also, near the end of the loop is a delightful waterhole.

So, as you can see, this weekend was like an oreo. The outsides were good, but the middle was something entirely different.

Sadie (who cannot wait for her hair to grow back).


Maggie & Mitch said...

Sadie, I don't see any slip with the sissors! You look perfect to me and so does Boatey! I love your new haircuts. You look trim and beautiful!

Love ya lots,

Sunshade said...

Hi Sadie, you just look like a trimmed Airedale to me!! Don't worry, your hair around the muzzle will grow out soon and you'll get your fuzzy look back!!

Those hoomans, they never know how to hold scissors properly. My mum makes mistakes on a regular basis, so I'm used to it.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Sunshade said...

Hi Hi pretty Boatie,

You are pretty pretty, I'm shy shy........

Me me is Jaffaman. I am Miss Sunshade's nephew.

STINKY licks,

Harry said...

Well hello there girls! Splendid to meet you. I have to say, I think you look darned fine groomed or ungroomed. As you may see, I have a rather unconvential facial "do" with a road right through the middle of my rather beautiful beard and rather bushy brows. Good thing about hair is it always grows back.

Toodle pip,


Molly and Taffy said...

You look great after your airecuts! You certainly had a good hike on Sunday.
Molly and Taffy

Noah the Airedale said...

You look mighty fine to me Sadie. Anyway, dale fur doesn't take long to grow. You both look great.

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

Thanks for stopping by our site! We like your haircuts. You guyz are really cool!

Ozzie & Rocky

Mojo said...

I've taken so ling to read back in your blog, your fluff has probably grown back completely by now! You two look so happy in these pics. Sadie's face in that second to last shot is the epitome of happy.