Here is a photo of Petey with his summer haircut, as you can see in the photo, he's mortified. He was so down and out for 2 weeks that I actually considered buying him a shirt. EVERYONE commented on his changed dimeanor, even Darryl's little niece asked me why my doggy was so sad! His haircut was a necessity though, he has a penchant for the brier patch in my backyard and serious dematting was becoming a daily issue. I would be in tears because his coat was so tangled up and he would try to run away and pee on me when I tried to pull them out
We thought we pulled all the offending plants out, but he manages to find new briers on a daily basis. His hairstyle was a godsend when we took him to the beach. It was easy to wash him. Anyone who has a Cairn will tell you that if you're forced to shower with one (there was no tub or hose at our condo), you have to move fast. I sudsed him up real fast and then held him up to the shower head to rinse him off. He handled it well and I'm happy to say, he's back to his old self again. His coat is growing back out nicely, Darryl wants to keep his fur short, but I would prefer if he looked like a proper Cairn again.