I took Chuka to a Spa Day at Petco today.
We went 6 weeks ago and he had the best time with a groomer name Jessie. She was fabulous with him and he came home looking and smelling great. It was his birthday when he went, and she pampered him like every pooch turning one should be pampered. And I guess we got spoiled by her. This is how he came home looking:
He was so handsome. And he was so proud of how he looked.
Then today, we learned a big lesson the hard way. I had asked that Jessie cut him when I made the appointment for today. As we arrived she was there waiting on him…or so I thought. She checked him in, told me she would give me a call in a few hours when he was ready and wisked him away to the back for his day of pampering.
As I arrived back about 2 and a half hours later, there was Chuka in the grooming station being cut by someone else. I had high hopes that he would come out all handsome as before but when she was finally finished, this is what he looked like:
I knew he didn’t really look right, but was having a hard time putting my finger on exactly why it was such a bad haircut. It is choppy for one thing.
Another is that part of it flops. It is just a REALLY bad haircut! So disappointed, especially for what we pay.
As I was talking to a friend of mine about it she said “OMG, why did they cut him like a Schnauzer?”
And well, that is it…he is a Yorkie with a Schnauzer haircut.
He looks like a little old man now.
And every time one of us looks at him he just hangs his head.
Even he knows he has a bad haircut.
So, the lesson for the day is this: MAKE SURE you ask around about groomers. Make sure that the person you pick to cut your dog is the one who actually does the job. And if you go to Petco, make sure to pop in to double check.
I did call the manager, and he offered to let me bring Chuka back in about a week to see if it can be fixed but I don’t think it will grow out enough by then to help much. And if not, I can possibly get a refund. That makes yet ANOTHER trip to Dalton, 30 minutes away to see if we can get this dog looking normal again.