So, our vet isn’t a big fan of Ferg. (GASP.)
I mean, seriously? Who doesn’t like Ferg? She’s pretty much the sweetest little dog ever. She’s a four-year-old Havanese and is one of the finest dogs to have ever walked the earth.
Ferg’s intuitive. She’s kind and sweet. And she has never even TOUCHED any of the girls’ toys. She knows which are hers and which are theirs. She was my baby before I had babies.
So back to the vet: he doesn’t like her. He’s always snippy to me about her and I have found it annoying, but always thought I was imagining it.
THEN, we adopted Millie in January. (See here.) She’s nuts. Barks a TON. But she’s fun and lively and Ferg likes her. We all do.
Ohhhhh. Ok, I get it. You have a heart for rescues and aren’t a big fan of purebred dogs. Ok, fine.
So yesterday I take The Ferginator and Millie in to get get SHAVED. WHY?
Because they are little brillo pads. They’re like VELCRO. They literally pick up all of the grass and palm tree shrapnel in our yard. It’s nuts. On any given day I will vacuum our ONE area rug in our living area three times. (I love the instant gratification vacuuming provides.)
So I walk into the vet office that doubles as a grooming shop. I’m holding Ferg and I’m explaining (in broken dog-grooming Español) that I want her hair CHOPPED. Like 1 centimeter long. And shave the hair on her belly because I’m SICK of brushing her like twice a day. I’m not asking for doggie electrolysis – just CUT HER HAIR.
Now, please note that I’ve asked them to cut Ferg super-short before and they rarely agree to do it. They believe my requests are mere suggestions and end up doing whatever they feel is appropriate given the weather. You think I’m joking? I picked up Ferg this past winter and she was hardly cut at all. “It’s too cold for her to have short hair.” Ah. Um, ok.
So the girl who cuts the dogs’ hair is looking at me like, “I DO NOT WANT TO CUT HER THAT SHORT. BUT, WHATEVER, you crazy American.”
So I put Ferg down, then I hold Millie and the vet, who translates sometimes, says, “Ok, so what do you want done with the nice one?”
“The nice one?”
SEE? The VET HATES FERG.
I responded with, “They’re both nice. And Millie gets the same haircut.”
Please note: Ferg does not bite and is a sweetie pie. Millie is a puppy (we think – not sure of her age) and is slightly neurotic.
DO NOT INSULT MY DOG. FERG IS NICE.
But hey – get this: they totally took my shaggy dogs and made them look like small, weird-looking lamb-reindeer.
Ferg is winking.
And those bows on their ears? They GLUED them in.
UGH. This country…