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Not thrilled



Hobie is looking sharp with his new haircut. But less fur equals less warmth, and it was just above freezing today. Thus the explanation for the expression on Hobie's face.

Finally, a haircut



We can actually see Hobie's eyes once again! But this miniature schnauzer wasn't too thrilled with having his picture taken during his haircut.

Spot the dog



By the time we get around to booking a grooming appointment, Hobie becomes a furball. This always happens. And his appointment isn't for another three weeks...

Before and after


It has been about two months since Hobie's last haircut. Though he looks annoyed at having short hair again...



Did you get a haircut?


Hobie got a haircut this weekend! He had been getting pretty hairy, but it always takes a little while to get an appointment at a groomer.

This is Hobie sleeping in our bed one lazy afternoon.

Hobie the sleeping sheep dog

Yes, he could really use a haircut! We went to Kate's Cat and Dog Salon again. The groomer did a great job.

The weird thing is that even though the groomer told Gladys he would call us when Hobie was done, nobody called. This is the third time this has happened, and it's getting a little annoying. You'd think that for $55 they could spend a minute on the phone letting us know when Hobie is done. We're happy with the result though, so we'll probably go back.

His eyebrows were perhaps a little long, but the rest of him was great. I took him to Alamo Square.

Hobie at Alamo Square after his haircut.

I guess Hobie must have picked something up from the cows when we went to Bolinas Ridge, because he's been grazing a lot lately. Here's Hobie eating grass:

Hobie eating grass at Alamo Square Park

When Hobie chills during the day, he likes to be in the sun. After he had gotten his haircut, a chair was blocking his access to the sun. That, however, is no match for a Schnauzer. Hobie simply jumped up into the chair so he could get as much warmth as possible from the sun. I've never seen him jump into this chair before, so it makes me wonder what else he does when we're not watching him.

Hobie does seem happy with his new haircut, though. He does seem a lot colder, and has been spending more time laying next to whatever he can find that's warm.

Hobie chilling on an Ikea chair after getting his haircut

It's time for a haircut


Hobie's fur suddenly grew a lot. Especially now that it's starting to rain more, it's not that much fun with a shaggy dog. Since Hobie gets to play a lot, he also gets dirty a lot, and we have to rinse off his paws almost every time he goes out.


The above picture is from nearby Alamo Square Park. The slightly darker color on the fur around his paws is not an optical illusion - it's dirt. Dirt that gets worked into the carpet, and dirt that gets left on top of our bed (that's where Hobie sleeps during the day).

We want to take him to a new groomer, because the place we've been taking him to, kind of botched the job last time. They managed to cut his ear, so it bled a little bit. Not a lot, but still. His eyebrows were also a little off. All in all, we were a little iffy. The people there were friendly, but that doesn't help much when they actually cause physical harm to Hobie.

We're going to try Kate's Cat and Dog Salon next.

Ears go flop


After Hobie's last haircut, we went exploring Glen Canyon park. It's a beautiful canyon park tucked away behind Twin Peaks. Hobie had a few obstacles to run through, including jumping over some fallen logs. Watch his ears flop!



It's been three months since Hobie went to the groomer's. Gladys wanted to try a new groomers, so we went to VIP Grooming in Noe Valley.

When Hobie's fur gets long he can get pretty shaggy. This is how he looked late February at a local park.

Sheep dog

Fortunately, he didn't look like that this morning when we took him for his 8 a.m. appointment.

Hobie before

We told the people there that he wasn't very sociable, so they put him in a kennel. There were two or three dogs just walking around there. Hobie got a little worried, so he started barking. He kept barking for several minutes after we left the groomer's, we could hear him a block away.

Anyways, we picked him up, and he looked much better.

Hobie is now groomed!

He was so happy to see us that he could barely stand still. He just kept spinning around and around and around.


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