Feelgood Friday: Puppies!

It’s been a bit of a heavy week for me thus far, I admit. You know, what with the less than ideal Cherry Blossom 5K, and then a couple of generally melancholy days. So to thank you for sticking with me through my hum-drummery, I’m going to keep it light today. It is Good Friday, after all. So let’s kick off Easter Weekend with some genuine feelgoodery, shall we? πŸ™‚

Someone(s) got a haircut yesterday, and it wasn’t me this time. In order for you to grasp how desperately a haircut was needed, allow me to present the following photos that my brother shot earlier this week:


What’s that you’re saying? They don’t look so bad? Oh, ho, ho… I cordially disagree:



Off to the groomer they went bright and early yesterday, and when I picked them up, they actually looked like real schnauzers again! I took them to Purrfect Grrooming (heh), which is just down the street from my house. I’ve been there before, and recently they had a Living Social deal that I just couldn’t pass up! Coincidentally, Claire had also brought her pupster to the same groomer on the same day! I caught a glimpse of Oscar trying to bite the groomer’s hand off when I picked up my little guys, hahahaha.


Handsome boys!

Harry never looks quite as hobo-like as Daxter when his hair grows out, he just ends up looking really fat, bahaha. So his haircut makes him look like he lost 5 pounds — which, for a 24-lb schnauzer, is quite a lot! I sure wish it was that easy for me…

The Mini Schnauzer Weight Loss Planβ„’: As fast and easy as a hair cut!

This is actually Daxter’s first real schnauzer cut. I’ve kept him in kind of a teddy bear cut since he was a puppy, which has his hair the same length all over. I think he looks rather dapper as a true-blue schnauzer, don’t you?

Pulling. It. Off.

That said, I probably will go back to the teddy bear cut after this. I just don’t think he pulls off the distinguished old man look quite the same way that Harry does.

I make this look good.

Anyway, at the rate that their hair grows (which is FAST! The price I pay for having a non-shedding breed, I suppose) he’ll be back to looking like this in no time:

Photo by Ben

In the meantime, however, they’re all primped and primed for my big birthday bash next weekend! I keep trying to think of how to dress them up for the theme of the party. Labeling Harry as “Padfoot” is easy enough, since he’s already a greyish-black dog, but do you think that if I just wrap Daxter in a feather boa he could pass as Hedwig? My other thought was to dye him Orange and call him “Crookshanks” all night, bahahaha. (Kidding! …Mostly.)


Have a great weekend, everyone, and Happy Easter!


  1. Sarasays:


  2. Katesays:

    Have a great weekend, Gretchen!

  3. I thought Oreo got to be Padfoot?! Love their haircuts. Oreo needs his face trimmed!!

  4. hahahahahhahahaha. So funny that Oscar was being sassy. The groomer was like “he has a serious personality and has some opinions about things.” hahaha.

  5. They are so cute! I love the matching bandanas!

  6. You should have Daxter be the Moony to your other pup’s Padfoot πŸ™‚

  7. jane fsays:

    Could you put xmas raindeer dog antlers on Daxter and make him Prongs?

  8. I did pretty much ZERO blog reading last week, but now I’m catching up.
    I LOVE THIS!!! I hope I get to meet them (or at least the social one- Daxter?) soon!
    Photos (and videos) of puppays always make me smile. πŸ™‚

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