Roseville is hot. Hotter than San Jose. Sometimes it would get warm in San Jose, but the dogs weren't usually outside for long and when we would return to our apartment after a walk to the park, it was always nice and cool. Basically what I'm trying to say is that my dogs have no idea what they're in for when they experience Singapore weather. They are used to California's comfortable, Mediterranean climate.
Since the dogs aren't used to the heat up here (wait till they experience humidity, poor things), they've been struggling a bit with their usual Bedlington Terrier haircuts. It's also been a few weeks since their last grooming so their hair has been longer than usual. Our groomer suggested I just shave them before moving to Singapore, since it would help them cope with the heat and they would be easier to groom after their stint in quarantine. He also warned me that they look ugly when they're shaved. I took them to my Mom's groomer yesterday and, well, here are some photos:
Little Joe (l) and Lord Stanley (r)
The dogs now look like Lorax trees. Or anorexic poodles. I feel horrible for having them shaved because they look kind of ridiculous, but the dogs don't seem to mind. Their panting and discomfort with the heat has been significantly lessened since their haircuts. Stanley was avoiding humans to cuddle with because it made him too hot, but post-haircut he's back to his old, burying and snuggling ways.
The groomer left their mohawks but I'm not sure if I'll keep them or trim them down. What do you think?