Sunday, 8 April 2012

Summer's here....I think

After the strange weather of recent weeks, it actually looks like Summer has arrived.  Somehow we skipped Spring and leapt straight from Winter on Friday  into Summer yesterday.  It has been cloudy today but very warm.   Maybe I'm tempting fate by speaking too soon...we'll see.

Last week Mr A gave Poppy a haircut.  Yesterday it was Beki's turn.  We have never had her trimmed before.   I wasn't sure it would suit her, but she will be moulting soon and it's an absolute nightmare getting rid of the enormous amount of hair from furniture and carpets, so we thought we'd give it a go.

As expected, it took hours to do the job.  Mr A started outside, with Beki tied up to the gatepost, stopping every so often to allow her to run around the garden.  She was so patient.  Eventually when darkness descended, he moved Beki to the bathroom to finish, after which I showered her.  This is what Beki and Poppy normally look like. 



And this is how they are now:



I don't know if it's my imagination but this removal of Beki's coat seems to have added a spring to her step.  Little sign of the arthritis that has plagued her through the winter months, as she dashes around the garden.

I need a haircut too, but I'll leave that to a professional.




18 comments:

  1. I do hope it continues to help her...but she'll enjoy the summer weather more too, I expect.
    Isn't it amazing how they can put on their woebegone expressions for a camera!

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    1. Yes always Fly. Beki hates having her photo taken and usually looks away from the camera. Poppy just won't stand still..hence the blurry pic.

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  2. Talking about weird weather...we missed winter here. Glad it's getting warmer there.
    What a bunch of cuties....they sure know how to pose. That's funny one likes to pose and the other one doesn't.
    Since Mr. A does such good haircuts on Beki and Poppy maybe he can do yours....hehehe :-) since you said you were in need of one. That reminds me I should go before I look like Rapunzel's sister.
    ..........have a great day!!!!

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    1. I don't think I'd risk Mr A cutting my hairErica.He's a bit scissor happy so I'd end up bald.

      I don't know about this weather..looks like rain again today.

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    2. It looks absolutely gorgeous and sunny here but a bit cool and very very windy. There goes my hair-do.

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    3. Well I definitely did this post too soon Erica. It's not quite summer after all.

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  3. Poor dog, but I am glad they are getting to enjoy being outside. I think summer has arrived here too. It has been so warm.

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    1. Hi Kelleyn. It was a bit of an ordeal for Beki but she does seem much happier now without all that hair.

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  4. Dogs look great, weather sounds great...... all good, enjoy your week Ayak. best wishes, Janice

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    1. I think I tempted fate Janice. Temperature has dropped by 10 degrees today and it's raining. I should have known..I cleaned the windows yesterday!
      Enjoy your week too Janice. Safe journey xx

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  5. Ah, summer is descending upon us here in Sout western Louisiana and I'm dreading the heat. I much prefer our winters ...mild as they are!

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  6. Hi Charlotte Ann. I spoke too soon. Now we have storms. It's getting more like British weather here!

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  7. They look wonderful!!! My husband gives our dogs a haircut like that every few months and our older boy who can usually hardly get up the steps suddenly has so much energy and runs around like a puppy when he is without all that fur. Isn't that odd! It does re-energize them for some reason. We've had no winter here at all Missouri-US. It's lovely but hoping the bugs don't eat us up in the months to come!

    Terri

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    1. Hi Terri. Well clearly getting rid of all that fur does the trick.

      We've had storms today but they seem to be finished now. Talking of bugs...I got my first mosquito bite last night..on my face..not a good look.

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  8. What can I say: you obviously love these dogs and now they will be feeling much lighter! Dear Ayak: isn't the weather odd? Today was quite freezing here in Istanbul!! Yesterday we were almost out in t shirts!! I hope you are doing OK ....x

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    1. Hi Claudia. Yes the weather is very odd. We had storms all night here and gale force winds.

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  9. I bet they feel so much cooler without all that thick fur, Ayak. Ity sounds like your weather is a s changeable as ours, but rather warmer. In the UK we're still in single figures in most places. Sigh...

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    1. Perpetua they love being rid of the hair. It's actually serving a very useful purpose too. We tend to get more ticks in this area because of the sheep, so it makes it a lot easier to check the dogs to make sure they haven't picked any up.
      Oh the weather...more rain again today!

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