What a Difference a Haircut Makes!

This is Tessa, our Welsh Terrier puppy before her haircut.

This is Tessa, our Welsh Terrier puppy before her haircut.

This blog post has nothing to do with old houses, books or antiques, but it does have to do with my love for Welsh Terriers. Tessa is our third dog of this breed type. We love their feistiness, their lack of fear and their intelligence. Having a puppy with all these qualities plus an insane amount of energy is something else!
 
She is four months old in the first picture, with longer hair than I have ever seen on a Welsh Terrier pup. Due to a combination of Tessa’s fur-dresser not being available, sticky pine needles, and  mud from seemingly incessant rains this month, her fur became matted. It was decided that she needed to be shaved.

There was a puppy under all that fur!

There was a puppy under all that fur!

This is the result. Three weeks makes a big difference in a puppy’s life. She went from an almost square bundle of fur to a leggy, coltish-looking teenager. Hello World!

2 responses to “What a Difference a Haircut Makes!

  1. Love the puppy Tessa! Very cute and I’ve discovered I love Welsh Terriers – and it’s funny because I have Welsh in my family!

    • They are great dogs. I love their zest for life. I love watching Tessa play with a pebble. She chews on it, rolls it around in her mouth then tosses it into the air. She sees where it dropped then sneaks up on it and pounces to attack it and starts the cycle all over again. Welshies aren’t for people who have never owned a dog before though. They can be quite headstrong and dig their heels in – literally, but they are wonderful dogs!

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