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Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Monday, August 24

A heartfelt apology to Barbie and Sprinkles

Did you play with Barbies as a child? If you did, chances are, you also attempted to cut her hair. Maybe once, maybe twice, or maybe - if you were a slow learner like me - you had one favorite Barbie and a box full of the ones you didn't play with because they were nearly bald.

I'm sorry to say, I still haven't learned. Except now I don't play with Barbies, I play with Sprinkles.
Here she is with all her hair:

We had her groomed once, and she looked very cute. We decided to try it ourselves after that, mostly because I waited too long to get her in and then got impatient. It was a mistake. I vowed to never touch scissors to her little brown body again (except of course to snip stray hairs from in front of her eyes - I can handle that!).



Poor, unfortunate Sprinkles... the other day she started acting weird. Our normally happy puppy slumped around the house with her tail between her legs and began digging at her eyes with her paws and then scooting her face across the carpet. I don't know what happened, but her little eyelids were swollen and puffy and obviously itchy. Monsoon and I threw her into the bath, flushed her furry face with water and.... yes, I took the scissors to her again.


I had to. She had to have gotten into something that made her puff up like that and her facial hair might've been harboring whatever it was. So, I snipped, and I got a little carried away in all the nervous rush. Oh, Sprinkles, it's a good thing your hair grows back, because I don't think we can take you out looking this way.

She can't even look at me.

The pic doesn't do the hideousness of my actions justice.

18 comments:

Yaya said...

Haha! Some things never change! I think sprinkles looks gorgeous!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh the poor thing! She's probably hiding from the camera because she's so embarrased!

kimber p said...

oh I LOVED my Barbies and I always experimented with their hair :) My Dolly Parton barbie got it worst of all...lol I think Sprinkles looks adorable--she'll get used to it :) lol

Snarky A. said...

I adore Sprinkles, she is gorgeous no matter what.

I never cut my barbies hair (I only had the one, so she was treated very nicely), just my own hair. Still do, still with unpredictable results.

Jennifer said...

And here I was contemplating trimming my daughter's hair... I mean, it is just a trim, straight across the back, how hard could that be, right?! Hmmmm. Maybe not.

H F W said...

I also think Sprinkles looks gorgeous, but I'll take your word for it that the Barbies deserved the appology! lol!

Megan said...

LMAO!! Poor Sprinkles!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I remember the day my mom discovered me cutting my Barbies' hair. She was not too pleased.

Sprinkles looks fine to me, but that could be because she is trying to show her best side. :) Here's hoping her hair grows back quickly.

Amy said...

OOps. I never cut the hair on my dolls. If I did they would have been awful. Love the dog...

Corinne said...

I totally did that to my Barbie's...

Poor little pup! She's so cute though :)

Julia said...

She does not look so bad!! Maybe you just need a pair of animal shears. You know clippers with motor and you could give her the pro cut! ;)

Kathy B! said...

I don't think she looks bad at all! I bet she's just happy that whatever nastiness made her puff up was removed...

carma said...

poor little thing. Just make sure you stay away from any salon jobs ;-) I kid!

kanishk said...

I mean, it is just a trim, straight across the back, how hard could that be, right
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Sassy Britches said...

Oh, my. Her poor little EARS even look snipped off!

Kaylen said...

That is a super cute dog, both before and after!! Can't you just blame your child for this haircutting spree? :)

Lamonica Epps said...

Your dog is so cute. I enjoyed reading your blog post.

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