My friends, I'm blogging today to stress the importance of proper Shih Tzu grooming. You can't just take us to the groomer every 8 weeks and torture us with baths occasionally at home. You've gotta brush our furs, too.
- Even when we don't like it and have a fit about it.
- Even when moms are crazy busy at work, working long hours.
- Even when moms are on multiple business trips in a single month.
- Yes, even during holiday trips to grandma's house.
That's right. I have a shaved, nearly-naked tail now. No big floofy tail anymore.
It's so embarrassing.
I have definitely voiced my displeasure at Mom over this atrocity. It's just ridiculous.
Let me show you just how bad this is for my floofy furs. Here's what I looked like the morning of my groomer appointment:
And here's a picture from the morning after. Naked tail. No floof to wag.
I suppose I shouldn't give Mom all of the blame since I don't like to be brushed anyway. She feels terrible, too, of course. She says every time my little naked tail wags it says to her, "You're a bad mommy. You're a bad mommy."
But it IS nice to have those nasty mats gone. And it's easier to wag now that my tail is more aerodynamic. And let's face it...this certainly hasn't impaired my ability to roll on toys...
(Or to roll "near" toys, I guess...)
(My aim was a little off...but I was sure enjoying the moment!)
And a shaved tail doesn't impact my ability to nap, either. Napping is important, you know.
So take a lesson from Mom and I. Brush your tail. Brush it regularly. Please.
This concludes my Public Service Announcement.
P.S. Do you think they make hair extensions for doggie furs???