I'm REALLY thankful that I don't look like this anymore. Yes, it's ME, Little Cappy.
These pictures were taken sometime in May 2012 before Mom and Dad left for Europe.
To make a long story short - I'll spare everyone the details of Mom hyperventilating and foaming at the mouth.
I went to my usual groomer who had always done a fantastic job in the past.
A plausible explanation was never given as to WHY I was shaved, nor was an apology offered. Mom refused to pay for that abomination of a haircut. She could only assume that the groomer had overbooked and I was passed over to a clueless person-in-training. Mom had reassured me me that it didn't matter what I looked like, I was still the same wonderful little Cappy inside.
I had no idea what the fuss was about. . . . but I did get some strange looks at the Dog Park. Some people actually thought I was a (BIG) Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix.
That's it !!! No more traveling for our pawrents unless we get to accompany them on their trips.
Ollie and I agreed to do *Guard Duty* to ensure that no more suitcases leave from the second story under our watchful eyes.
Ollie, the sluggard, disappeared for yet ANOTHER water, potty and snack break.
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Mom had been in Michigan for ten days to see Lauren and the family. We lucked out on that one because we stayed with Dad. He's fairly conservative, so there was no rendition of Animal House at our house.
Then we delighted in four days at the Dog House Inn while Mom and Dad went to Southern California for another wedding.*
Canopies were added to the outdoor play areas which Ollie and I enjoyed. We didn't use the pool facilities -- it was too much like taking a voluntary bath.
While in Southern California, Mom and Dad continued their search for a new home. Mom (sadly) cancelled the contract on the San Clemente house. (It was the only house that she would have left the Morgan Hill house for.) Unfortunately it had severe structural damages on one side and it was recommended by the home inspector that a construction engineer do a more thorough evaluation.