Yeah, it's that time.
For some of us, including Gabby and myself, it's PAST that time. And since I'm not showing you MY nappy hair, here's Gabby's!
See that silver pile behind her? Yeah. Enough hair to make a whole 'nother poodle! And Michelle DID finally trim Gabby's topknot, after many threats to leave it this way.
"Summer Nekkid" is definitely the favored trim among the Ninja Poodles, though not everyone got to be stripped. Halle is big and fluffy, and poor Glory is being dredlocked. The girls all got finished yesterday, and the boys are on schedule for tomorrow. Maybe I'll actually be able to get a whole group photo, for once!
All Delta cares about is that being clean and groomed means more snuggle-time in the people-bed.
She is a bit of a TiVo-hog when it's time for "Ninja Warrior" or "Flight of the Conchords," though.
My favorite part of the afternoon, though, was when Michelle helped us figure out a solution for treating Odette the kitten's gross neck-wound. It wasn't always a gross neck-wound. Once, it was a tiny, shallow puncture from when she and Jack were playing too rough. Unfortunately, she could *just* reach the spot, so she would lick and lick and lick it with that sandpaper tongue, and eventually, the thing reached proportions of ulcerated grotesqueness. And it was never going to heal, ever. Once it got bad enough, Jack got in on the act. Between the two of them, they attacked it every time it formed a scab, and made it worse, and the surface area larger. I knew Michelle would think of something, though, so I took Odette out to the mobile and plunked her down in the tub while we finished up the dogs.
Michelle slathered the wound with tri-biotic ointment, which we'd been doing, and Odette had been licking off, for the last 3 weeks:
But then--THEN--the genius began. You can't just wrap VetRap around an animal's neck. You need something with some thickness to it, some padding, to act as a buffer. Lightdays to the rescue! Yep, this is a cat getting a maxi-pad wrapped around its neck.
Followed by some gauze,
...and finally VetRap. Which rendered the kitty immobile. Which (oh, so wrongly) makes us laugh.
But hopefully now the wound will heal, and in the meantime we're having a lot more Odette-related peace than we're used to. I'm not sure she's moved much from this spot, and this position.