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Creative Grooming

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I can’t think of a quirkier craft than turning a poodle into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, shark scene, or Pac-Man. Sandy Paws is an award winning groomer for such canine concoctions.
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I wonder what she’d make Gracie into?

22 thoughts on “Creative Grooming

  1. Adam says:

    Having a TMNT poodle in your house is way more effective as a guard dog than anything else I can think of… but perhaps not for the same reasons. In other words, I’m terrified.

  2. Tess says:

    Gross. Only in America… Dogs are animals, they have a right to be treated well, this isn’t impressive at all.

  3. Nicole says:

    Give it a rest Tess. My flat neighbor in Monmartre gets her tiny poodle shorn in the classic poodle cut then tinted purple once a month. Grooming your animal in a way that you find pleasing is not treating them poorly.
    I for one am amazed that with a haircut someone is able to make an animal look so far removed from the initial dog.

  4. sportup says:

    um, yeah, this is really weird and i think all the other dogs and dog owners are laughing at this poor dog. not in good taste at all.

  5. Beth says:

    I think this is hilarious. Getting groomed is the least big of “mistreatment”. Even if people are laughing at these dogs, you don’t think they LOVE the attention? Dogs need attention like humans need water. I don’t know about you Tess, but I would pet and snuggle the crap out of these dogs. They are sooo cute! The TMNJ is AMAZING!
    I think what Paris Hilton does to her chihuahua is animal cruelty compared to than anything on this page!
    Kudus to the groomers for the creativity!

  6. Meg Allan Cole says:

    By posting this, I am certainly not saying I approve or support it, just sharing it. While I had a similar knee-jerk reaction, the dog doesn’t seem to be suffering, or I would have a major problem with it. I just couldn’t NOT share it and see what you guys thought.

  7. Jennifer says:

    The grooming itself may not be cruel, but the dyes used certainly could be. Dogs and cats have very sensitive skin, especially on their faces, and the dyes could irritate it. Not to mention they can become ill if they happen to get a lick or two when some one isn’t paying attention. It can also impact them negatively around other dogs, coat marking and colors are sometimes used to communicate. Why risk that for vanity?
    Also, dogs are living creatures with feelings and not art projects.

  8. Cinn Amon says:

    I make knit sweater for dogs and I love a dog all gussied up and cute. But, THIS dear readers… this is dog abuse. Shame on the show for allowing this and even more so, shame on the owners for giving the OK. I would be mortified to find my furry baby like that.

  9. Nicole says:

    People give infants mohawks and pierce their ears and no one weeps over that. Why are you so worked up over a dog’s haircut? That is the beauty of hair–it will always grow out.

  10. sara says:

    Dogs need attention, but not be treat like a doll.
    They need good food, a place to run free and play with other dogs and owners
    disgusting, really bad taste for a craft (if you want called that craft

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