Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bandanas Beware


Whimper, whimper, whimper...sigh.  Whine.  Cry that sounds alarmingly like a human sob.  More whimpering.  

These are Riley's noises whenever we take him to get groomed.  We think he just really hates riding in the car, since he seems happy once he gets to the groomer's and gets plenty of kisses and attention.  (Though he will never EVER take treats from the groomer - so weird.  Does anyone else's dog do this??)

There is one thing Riley hates about the groomer, however:  the bandanas.  With each visit, he comes out to greet us with a jaunty new handkerchief around his neck, coordinating with the season or upcoming holiday.  His latest was this Halloween-themed number, and this photo pretty much sums up how he felt about it.

A couple of hours after we got home, we heard a tearing noise coming from the bedroom.  Sure enough, Riley had wriggled his way out of the bandana, had it between his paws, and was beginning to shred it with his teeth!  Take THAT, ugly Halloween bandana, and THAT!, he looked like he was thinking as he ripped.  

How do your dogs do at the groomer?  Any bandana-related mishaps?  :)  



14 comments:

  1. Tynan used to destroy the groomer bandanas. the funny thing was is that it was only theirs because the one's I put on him he loved. I finally had the groomer's put a note on my card next to "no perfume," "no bandanas."

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    1. BOL that's so funny! Maybe yours were just more stylish ;)

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  2. BOL!, we're not crazy about bandanas either! Great picture!!

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    1. Thank you! I love how it looks like he's sticking his tongue out at me :)

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  3. Sounds like he prefers to be naked! ;-)

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  4. Guess it wasn't the fashion statement he was going for... LOL

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  5. Aw, but it's so CUTE!!! Chewy has been to the groomer exactly once. He wore the bandanna for days.

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    1. I think they're adorable on him! It's strange because he will wear doggie clothes, but bandanas? Nope!

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  6. MOL! I guess Riley is just not a bandana kind of pup... He looks super cute though!

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  7. Oh, yeah, I can definitely see what he thinks about that bandana! (He sure looks cute in it though...) Luckily Rita doesn't have to go to a groomer - I'm sure she'd hate it. Sometimes she won't take treats early on in a vet visit, she usually only takes them at the end when the check up is done. I think it's just a fear thing - can't relax enough to enjoy a treat. Hopefully he'll get more used to it! Especially if they stop putting those silly bandanas on him! :)

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  8. Our Riley just loves the groomers, but since I have only girls we get bows and no bandanas. :)

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    1. Aww, that makes me wish I had a girl Riley! Bows are so. darn. cute. I work at a hotel for dogs, and every time we get a little dog with bows in her hair, I just die of the cuteness! Love it :)

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