Peep with Scissors?


This little guy traveled around quite a bit yesterday. Notice his ears are cropped out of this photo. And I’m no where to be seen. There’s a reason for that.

Since We’re still perplexed about my grooming and stripping situation – haven’t found anybody yet – the peeps have had quite the conversations.

“So, why don’t you just learn to do it yourself?,” He says. “Just watch a You Tube video and figure it out.”

“Really? Coming from you, a professional artist, you’re suggesting that it isn’t hard and doesn’t require any type of real knowledge and expertise,” She says.

“Come on, I didn’t mean it that way, but you can figure it out,” He says. “I know you can.”

“Flattery may get you somewhere sometime, but this isn’t one of those times,” She says. “But I have to admit, his ears are getting waaay too scruffy and he can hardly see with that long hair around the inside of his beautiful eyes.”

So, you guessed it. She borrowed some rounded-end scissors from a friend with an Old English Sheepdog – wouldn’t you think those scissors would be the size of a small child? no, as it turns out, eyes are eyes no matter what size the breed – and plopped me up on the grooming table. But She does this at least once a week, so I really didn’t figure out until it was too late what it was She was doing.

Yes, my friends, the peep folded my ear together like a taco and snipped away. On both ears! THEN, She trimmed the hair from where it grows on the inside, near the nose. Gone. Poof! I can see again!

She really didn’t do such a bad job on the ears, but notice you haven’t seen a picture of moi today. And you probably won’t see any of Her handiwork.

A guy has to keep his pride in tact. Oh me.

A few important things:

  • Thank you for wondering how I’m getting along since last week’s – a week ago today as a matter of fact trauma. I’m just about back to my old self. Thank dawgness. Thank you for asking. And caring. Just took my last antibiotic.
  • I still can’t bark at y’all through my email account. The peep is working on that, but if anybody knows how to get out of the “preview pane” in Outlook (the old Hotmail), bark at me in the blog comments, K?
  • Hey, I think some of you may live near me, so if YOU’VE got a groomer you really like, I told the peep I’d pay for the gas so She could drive me somewhere outside of Richmond. AND if your groomer also strips, that’d be even better. I really don’t think I’d trust Her with clippers around my head, would you? No! Of course not. AROOOOO!
  • Thank you Kyla Spirit for my wonderful T-Shirt! As you can see, I lent it to the humans to share. I love it so. So do They. WOOOOOOT!

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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14 Responses to Peep with Scissors?

  1. We are lucky, our vet has a grooming salon that is part of their practice. That is where we take Dakota. I feel for you!

  2. I’m sure your mom did a much better job than my mom and my granny once as the WHFT got a new haircut…and you are a scottie and always beautiful. always :o)

  3. Kismet says:

    Stu, I don’t use Hotmail or Outlook so I don’t know. If you can’t get help, just change providers. A different email address is better than one where you can’t receive or send email. I’d have you email me for suggestions but you can’t. Try gmail, it’s free. There are other solutions-have your peeps email me kismetparrot at yahoo dot com.

  4. sue ellen says:

    We know you peeps dilemma on a groomer…. we left our wonderful uncle Michael in Alabama. (pssst: he came and stayed w/ us while our peeps attended a wedding in Cancun…we love him) So now we have a new friend groomer in Deltona Beach. It took some time to find her… she grooms for show, so we feel pretty special now ! When we go to see her it is an all day event. Our peeps go out to lunch and do a bit of shopping while we bask at the ‘spa’. It is worth the drive on the Florida freeways to be looking ‘ship shape’.
    Is there a Scottish Terrier club you can contact in your area? That is how we found our Sonia.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better…. new nick name “taco ears” these days? (teehee)
    ( our dad peep wants to know if those taco cut ears need salsa ??)

  5. Lee says:

    Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. Stuart we love you no matter what you look like.
    Why last week I had a blogger e-mail me and told me I was not a very great looking Scot. I e-mailed them back an told them I had a big heart and loved them no matter what they thought of my looks. Looks are only skin deep you know.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Thank goodness we don’t have hairs
    Lily & Edward

  7. nordhuesn says:

    All 3 of us run and hide when the grooming table comes out. But She always finds us! Just be glad your Mom hasn’t purchased some electric clippers. Now those are to really be feared, if our groomer ever left us cuz they are in the closet. Elsa says to tell you she loves you no matter how you look. It’s what’s in your heart and soul that count. Me n Andy – well we think you’re just as manly as before. Give us a shot of those frog legs until you are more comfortable. Rib-it Rib-it!

  8. corkscot says:

    I use electric clippers around the ears. I watched the breeder of Sidney do it with a pair of scissors and I was terrified. I always keep my finger on the ear so that the blade reaches my finger first. I have never cut an ear or my finger.

  9. Laura Marec says:

    Hey der, Stu, sounds to me like your Peep did a good job on your eyes and ears! That’s great! Now you can see everything, and she’ll be able to gaze into your beautiful eyes! That sounds like a win-win to us!
    We’re happy you’re feeling much better!
    We hope you aren’t as hot as we are! Our temp was 105 yesterday and today it is 108! OMD can’t do nuttin’!
    Lovies and Kissies,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  10. theguster says:

    I give your Peep a lot of credit for doing what she did. I bet you look marvelous, even with taco ears! It helps when you stand perfectly still and have patience, which you must have done! We wish we could recommend a good groomer, but we live too far from Richmond here on Long Island. We hope that a good groomer will be found real soon!

    McDuff & Mom

  11. gentlestitches says:

    Well done Mom peep! Tell her Aunt Sharon has a pair of “dog scissors” for the odd touch up for now and then. Fingers crossed you find a suitable groomer soon. 😀

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