With the recent warm weather, we had been told that it was time for Ozzy to get a haircut. He did seem to suffer during the Pesach heatwave, and we are also concerned about fleas and tics. So we decided to have him trimmed a bit. But we NEVER expected this.
Here's the before picture, the Ozzy we all know and love:
(How do all the Israeli kids know about "Lassie"? They (and adults as well!) always say, Look, a Lassie dog! In fact, Ozzy happens to be a Shetland Sheepdog, not a collie, which is Lassie's breed. At least he was a Shetland Sheepdog. We're not quite sure what he is now.)
Here is how poor Ozzy looks now, after his, uhm, trim:
When I went to pick him up, I didn't see him with the other dogs, because I just plain did not recognize him. Then I saw him. When Liat and Orli heard my [very loud] gasp, they ran over to look and then burst into hysterical, uncontrollable laughter. You know the kind of laughter where you have to clutch at your stomach and the tears are streaming down your face. That kind. The groomer told them to stop because they were making Ozzy feel bad. They just couldn't. Then the groomer said, "Now you're making me feel bad." Which she should, after doing this to poor Ozzy. Did you see the tail she made him? There is only one word to describe it, but I can't do it here, because I've seen my girls sneak a peak at the blog from time to time.
I kinda suspected that the groomer had taken our Ozzy and replaced him with THIS. She had told me she had loved her Shetland Sheepdog years ago, and had never had a better dog than him. There aren't to many Shelties here in Israel, so it was entirely possible that she would do something so nefarious. But when we came home, this dog behaved just as Ozzy does (chasing buses and birds, giving us a high-five, and playing soccer.) So it probably is really him.
At home, Tali burst into tears when she saw him, and Isaac, well he had a few choice words. At least [the dog] won't be hot. I just hope his friends don't laugh at him as hard as we did.
Perhaps you noticed that Ozzy looks much skinnier with his new [lack of] hair-do.
Excuse me while I go shave.
The Stuff That Lasts, Part Deux
2 weeks ago