Monday, June 22, 2009

How We Saved $65 Yesterday

Our dog, Bruiser is a Maltese/Chihuahua mix. He was the most adorable puppy. He was snow white and cute as a button. Bruiser is still cute. Although he's crazy hyper and has this wild hair. His hair is definitely a cross between a Maltese and Chihuahua. He gets these odd long curly hairs all over. He then has a goatee and wild hair above his eyes. It's not pretty.

We usually take him to the groomer to get shaved. He looks so much better after he gets shaved and groomed. But we are cheap and poor right now, so I grabbed the clippers yesterday. I was walking out to the backyard yesterday and Angry Husband asked what I was doing. I told him that I was going to shave Bruiser, with the clippers, duh.

He came to the rescue and helped me. Because really, I had no clue about what I was doing. Bruiser kept moving, but we were able to trim/shave most of his wild hair. We then gave him a bath with some dog shampoo and the hose in the background.

I think this is what we are going to do, from now on. He really needs to be shaved about once a month. His hair grows so fast. I'm sure we will get better at this shaving thing, eventually.

Oh, and I had to take a picture of Wolfie too. She stayed far away from our shaving party. Smart dog. She is a Chihuahua mix too. We got her from a rescue.


  1. Impressive. I love to save money like that!

  2. don't forget to get the spray to put on the blades so you don't burn him with the clippers (former groom shop worker advice)

  3. Very cool! I'm impressed!

  4. Does he get sunburnt when you shave him? I'm seriously asking. It's something I never thought about, but I was telling my mom I wanted to shave our blue heiler/aust. shepard mix (who has white fur that comes off in clumps) and she told me I couldn't because he would burn!

  5. Nope he doesn't get sunburnt. We get him shaved every summer. Technically he's a chihuahua so they have that coarse short hair.

    He's different colored because of his breed mix.

  6. Too cute - and a very good way to save some cash! I can't handle clipping our chihuahua's nails, so no saving money on grooming for us.


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