Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dedicated to Single Ma

Single Ma is my inspiration on all things financial. She is also fiercely independent and isn't afraid to show it. So this post is dedicated to her. Go say hello to her...she just got a promotion!'s getting hot outside these days. For a dog, this can be mighty uncomfortable, especially for Ella. See how much hair she has?

So I looked into getting Ella groomed. The prices ranged from $45 to $65 for a wash, a full haircut, and an ear cleaning. Now, I wash Ella myself once a month and the vet taught me how to clean her ears once a week. So I'd be paying up to $65 for the haircut. I was going to do it, but it was bugging me. But today, I decided to do it for myself! I went to Rite Aid and bought a pair of clippers for $15. I covered my living room in newspaper, used scissors to cut her hair short, then used the clippers to shear down the rest.

The result: I gave Ella her first haircut since she's been with me. I nicked her a couple of times, but for the most part, she was a trooper. She has the attention span of a 4-year-old, but she's a trooper.
Here are the after pictures. I think it's not bad for a first timer, if I do say so myself.


Kelly said...

She's SO Cute! I'm sure she'll be much happier during those humid Northeast summers. :)

Melissa said...

Holy crapola, she's the cutest! (go check your email)

Single Ma said...

You are so so fabulous!! Thanks for the shout out. That was too sweet of you! ;-)

You did an excellent job on Ella. She is a cutie pie! More power to ya sis cuz I don't have the patience. And it's not because Precious won't be still. It's me! LOL Her hair is way too long and I can't keep a steady hand. It would be just my luck that I'd nick her one time too many and she'd never forgive me. LOL