The other day, while I was at the new house painting, I left the girls with instructions for tidying and dishes and laundry. Brooke's task was to pick up the living room. Imagine my amazement when I walked in to get the girls for the barn and found Brooke not cleaning the living room, but GROOMING Abrial in the middle of the living room! Yikes! There was black hair EVERYWHERE! This is what Brooke started with....
and this is what Abrial looked like at the end of the grooming session.
Now, I must admit that, for a first time, she didn't do a completely awful job. But I almost died when I saw she had shaved her ears. I like long ears.
And a shaved face rather than a moustache. Mainly because, on a black dog, it tends to "brown out" from staying moist from the water bowl.
So tonight I did "damage control." There wasn't much left to work with. Mainly I scissored her topknot, bathed her, and plucked her ear hair.
Here's what she looks like now. Boy, I hope we aren't in for a cold front!