Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Racing Stripes

Pippen's racing stripesPippen had her biannual haircut today, and it is always interesting to see how different she looks after six months of silky fur is cut off.

In particular, she has curious color changes around her back legs that only are visible right after her hair is cut. The brown coloring lines in the midst of the black fur have been nicknamed her racing stripes. A few weeks from now you won't be able to see them, but they are immediately obvious in person right after a hair cut.

In theory Silky Terriers are supposed to have coats that are allowed to reach the floor. Which seems absolutely silly. Pippen is a giant mess when her fur is allowed to grow a few inches long after 6 months. I can't imagine the disaster she would be with her fur dragging through the muck when she is outside.

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