Addy has been SOOO stinky and stringy looking lately. Seriously, she took being a teenager a little too seriously for my taste and went for a "grunge" look these last few weeks.
Luckily, she still lives under our roof and "grunge" is not our style... So, today, she got the chop. Her hair that is. Take a look at my clean girl:
Jeff emailed me this picture at work after he picked her up. Doesn't she look so cute? Part puppy, part lamb, part Labrador - all with a big bushy tail. Her perfectly manicured feet are my favorite... Just this morning she looked like the Grinch with big tufts of hair growing between her toes.
I just love it! And, at least I tell myself, she feels a lot better too. More confident and thin. You know, all the things a haircut does for us gals.
(P.S. I know it looks like we live with dirt floors... I prefer to call it au naturale/ rustic hardwood... Speaking of "grunge.")
So... this is basically step 1 of "Operation: Get Dog Ready for Baby." We want to keep her clean and try our hardest to cut down on extra hair around the house etc. (Probably impossible, but worth a try!) We figured we'd go ahead and get started now with some of these things so that she won't feel like this "darn baby" ruined her life. Haha.
Step 2 is teaching her not to sleep in our bed. This is proving to be quite a process... Probably a good thing we allowed ourselves five months. So far, she goes to bed on her bed but, sneakily finds her way back into ours throughout the night. I know, deep down, that we need to close her out of our bedroom - but it just breaks my heart. (I'm going to be a freak mother - let's just get that out there.) Any tips?
We're taking a class next month called "Introducing Your Four-Legged Baby to Your New Baby." I'm so excited for it. I'm sure I'll have lots of info to share then. In the meantime, what did you do to prepare your dog for a baby? Please share!