I stayed with my biological mother for the 1st time ever in February!
It was so exciting and bizarre. Well, she and her husband have a little shitzu named JoJo. Joe for short. I adore him, but he smelled awful. His hair was long and matted and he was well overdue for a bath. Why hadn't he been pampered? Goldendale, WA has very different weather from the rest of the state of Washington, they really only have two seasons, summer and winter. Winter season is still going on right now (My bio mom informed me that they received snow yet again the other day @_@ ) and will be for probably this and maybe next month? My step dad doesn't shave JoJo until it's warm out. Well, that's fine and all, but I needed someone to keep me company during the day while they were both at work until my bio mom would get home and play with me! So JoJo was my home boy, but the smell.. Oh the smell... So one night, my bio mom and I were out and about and we get back to the house and I'm like "We NEED to give JoJo a bath, and then I'm giving him a hair cut. He smells so bad." My bio mom took care of washing him (he hates baths and all sorts of other shenanigans) and then I chased him around the bathroom with a hair drier lol! I had to baracade in him a corner to properly dry him, but ohwell. He was dry. Then I carried him out into the living room, took out some spring loaded scissors, and very carefully chopped off his hair. JoJo became much happier and smelled much better.
Then my step dad showed me the sheers I should have used on him and JoJo started panicking LOL. Poor guy. He HATES the sheers. But there was just one problem. The dog has to be able to go outside to do his business, and it's too cold outside. I couldn't find Sam's dog sweater (Sam was the old shitzu who passed away) and I happened to have tons and tons of fleece and supplies on me due to a private shopping spree I had at Hancock Fabrics.
You know what that means?! CRAFTY FUN
This is JoJo post haircut, hanging out in his sweater. ^_^ And yes, shitzu's normally have very long tails... Well... I didn't know this until I was half way through chopping off his tail
Ohwell, JoJo is happy and it's a funny story to tell.
JoJo actually is not angry, although he appears so in this picture haha... He just has sort of a strange face. >_>;;; This is a good look at the colors of the sweater, although the orange is a tad brighter.
This is JoJo's dog sweater. ^_^ Complete with a big blue skull-ish thingy
I didn't have a sewing machine handy so I hand sewed it. Originally it was going to have sleeves, but the sleeves didn't fit him properly, so I chopped them off and he seemed happier that way
On the plus side, whenever my bio mom or my step dad take JoJo out late at night or really early in the morning, they never have to worry about losing sight of him because he freaking glows, literally LOL
My bio mom and my step dad think he looks really cute and they love it x)