Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 413- Spring Breeze

I am feeling as nakey as a jay bird this morning with my leg pits shaved clean and my belly hanging out there without any fringe. Let me tell you... the sun now shines in places it hasn't all winter. It's great! But this new state of aerodynamic beastliness didn't come easy, and it was only after 3 hours of grooming that I became the strapping young cheezy-snack-begging lad that you see before you.

Big Pupi and I managed to do quite a job on my parents' nice clean tub:(That picture is awfully difficult to mom to look at because she's terrified of drains.) I was able to spread that oily, grimy mess all over the place when I jumped out of the tub all wet and lathered and smeared my body across the wall and splat on the floor. Sweetness!

After being dried and brushed, that evil buzzy thing appeared and stole my facial hair and all that stringy, stinky leg fur I had been carting around. Can you believe how much fur was cut? That pile is a few inches high in the middle! (And that's not counting the globs of fur Big Pupi and I spread throughout the entire apartment.)
We each lost over an inch from our ears and over 3 inches from our legs. It took FOREVER because of all those sneaky matts that grow in impossible grooming places like our elbows and inner thighs. Even though I was a total pain in the bum when mom tried to trim my legs, I have to admit that I feel pretty good now with my springtime 'do.
I always say that there's nothing quite like a freshly shaven leg pit. Weeeee! The only downside is that a short hair cut makes me look seriously skinny and my dad fears that it detracts from my manliness. C'mon dad! NOTHING can take away from this beast! Manliness oozes from my tongue pores!

Big Pupi looks sleek and athletic with his new cut, and he's all ready for his therapy visit at the hospital tomorrow.
He has a big day ahead of him today too, as he'll be headed to the Place of Tile and Steel to get blood drawn for his titers, heartworm and kidney tests. In case you're relatively new to the blog... Big Pupi used to run funny kidney numbers. His BUN was in the high-normal range (nothing really to worry about) and his creatinine was steadily creeping higher and higher and higher (something to worry about). For years he had to have his kidney function tested every 6 months to make sure things hadn't suddenly taking a turn. Eight weeks after starting the raw diet, he had another blood test and his creatinine levels had dropped sooo far down... they were at the LOW end of the healthy scale! He held steady and hasn't needed another blood test for almost a year. Keep your paws crossed that these next results are just as good as last time!

I heard that I'm in for the same thing on Thursday. I don't get as scared at the doctor's as Big Pupi does, and I'm kind of excited for the attention. Except... do I really have to ride in the puke mobile to get there?? Retch!

In other boring and non-beastly news, mom has continued to knit away despite the fact that she is no longer sickly. Lame! She made two sweaters for my cousins. First is the one for Jake:

That was mom's first attempt at making a pattern on a sweater, and she wound up shrinking the width of the thing a few inches. Ha! So now there's an ugly panel knitted into the belly that causes a love-handle effect when it's on. So not flattering.

Next came the sweater for Paisley:

After doing the sleeves twice, this one actually wound up okay. We'll post photos in a few weeks of them trying on their new gear. I heard mumblings about mom making some for Big Pupi and me. I'm hoping she can put pictures of meat on mine. Then I'd really have some tasty new threads!

Bark at you later.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo are looking khwite handsome with your new do's!

I must say, that pile of fuzz looks like khwikhk khomb of me - BOL!

Paws khrossed fur good visits to THAT place...with good numbers too!

The sweaters looks furry nice!

Khyra O'Husky

Mack said...

You guys totally rock with your new 'dos!

Yeah mom has been threatening Paris & I with the groomers. They always squeeze my butt too hard.

Dad just got home from taking Paris to the vet - she has another yeasty ear infection! What does your mom do to prevent them in you two??

PS: Don't drink too much green beer guys!

Mack said...

PSS: You mom is soooo talented! I bet the sweater with the anchor was HARD to do!

Joe Stains said...

Dang guys, you clean up well! Mom said that Tub is a mess and she is glad we are kind of scared of mud! BUT you sure do look good after the fact.

Mom loves that skull sweater!

GSD Adventures said...

Those sweaters are pretty cool! Your mom has some mad skillz. Tell her to make some for you two - we need a good laugh!

pruett and daphne

Hero said...

I got tortured yesterday by my mom's grooming tools as well! My pile of hair wasn't nearly as big as yours and Big Pupi's, but I think it's safe to say that the amount of suffering was equal. The both of you look very slick and handsome after your grooming.

Your mom is really talented! My mom tried knitting once and was terrible.

Petra said...

Your mom does beautiful work; those sweaters are gorgeous!

They are ALMOST as beautiful as you guys are with your summer haircuts.

I hope you get good test results after your visit to the awful tile and steel place.

Eric said...

Handsome, verrrry handsome with your new furcuts. Though I'm sad to see your mowhawk gone Big Pupi.Do your magic at your therapy visit.

Tell Mom her knitting is fab! Love the one with the skulls!

Good luck at your check up.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

the 4 Bs said...

those are some really pretty sweaters. your mom is a good knitter.

and you two do look very handsome with your haircuts. we know that those arm pits are the worst to groom. our mom goes nuts trying to get into the little places where the hair is hiding.


Niamh said...

Great job destroying the tub Stan and Big Pupi! What a mess. I do hate the evil clippers myself. But no matter how much of your fur was removed, you always look beastly and manly.

Your friend,

Tadpole said...

Staaaaaaani!!! I have missed you, my beastly, feasting friend! I went for a walk today too. And I got a bath today too. And I'm going to get a clipping soon too. Bah. Mud schmud. Don't be a baby, you humans!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Boy, you both sure look great with your new fur-cuts! I hope the testings at the vet go very well, since you both look SUPER healthy to me! *grins*

Your Mom makes cool sweaters! I heart the one she made for Paisley, with the skulls and all!

Hope you have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Good news on Big Pupi's blood works! Ain't raw diet just the best?! DawgMom says yer Mom did a good job groomin ya'll! We only get our nails dremeled and whiskers trimmed unless we are showin, then we get white make-up on our white parts. Those sweaters are great lookin, I bet our hairless brother could fit into that other one, he's little.

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

Maggie and Mitch said...

What handsome boys you both are! Your coats are so shiny that we need sunglasses!
Your mom's sweaters are awesome! We can't wait to see them being modeled!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clover said...

Hi guys!
Your new haircuts look SO good!! I love the fur pile you created.
And the sweaters your mom made are just adorable! She is very talented!
Love Clover xo
P.S. I am leaving an award on my blog for you tonight.

Bae Bae said...

You doggies look sleek and handsome now after the haircut

~ Bae

Tee said...

you both look very handsome with your new cut!

And what wonderful sweaters! YOur mom's very talented!

Licks and wags,

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

duo_disaster said...

Your M sure knows how to groom!