I knew when I got a dog that required regular haircuts that it could get to be a big expense. My solution? I bought a set of $20 clippers and set about doing it myself. Moxie’s only had one professional haircut in her life – and that was because I got it for Free using credit I had on a local daily deals website.
For the most part, I think I do a pretty good job. Don’t get me wrong, the professional haircut was very nice, but I just can’t see paying more to get my dog’s hair cut than I do my kids. I also have a bit of fun cutting Moxie’s hair, which is something that goes way back to my childhood.
When I was 5, my mom went outside to do a little yard work, while my brother, Bill (then age 3), and I stayed in the house playing. I decided he was due for a haircut and thought I was just the person for the job. I was having so much fun, I didn’t want to stop. I took care of our family dog (a German Shepherd), every single one of my dolls and even a few stuffed animals. When my mom came back in the house, it was like a scene out of a movie. There was hair in the entry way, a trail down the hallway, and in my bedroom, she discovered me and my makeshift salon full of sad patrons, fresh with bald patches all over their heads. Oh, and a dog with a suspiciously thinned out tail.
Needless to say, from them on, when my mom when out to do yard work, we were invited to go outside and ride our bikes and my days of being a hairstylist were over.