We all know that Covid-19 has affected our lives in ways that we could not even imagine. I, in no way, want to downplay the seriousness of the virus nor the hardships that face us. But, in these times, a smile sometimes can lighten the load.
When we were all advised to “shelter in place” and then placed under “lockdown” orders, where did your mind go? Did you wonder how you were going to get groceries; how you were going to attend to family members who needed your help; how you were going to be able to see your grandkids? I’m sure we all had thoughts of the things that we needed to do and how they now seemed impossible. I thought of those things and others. It wasn’t until about a week later than I had another thought…. haircuts!
I get my haircut every 5 weeks. What was I going to do now? I take our 2 Bichons to the groomers every 6-8 weeks. What were they going to look like? I can guarantee you that hair matting was going to be involved. (Not saying which of us though).
Our son, Brian, brought the hair-cutting issue to the forefront of my mind with a Facebook post, as he prepared to cut the hair of his son and our grandson, Owen. When Brian explained the bowl-cut, Owen thought it was hysterical and happily posed for this picture.
Brian didn’t use the bowl though. He hit up YouTube for some videos instead, and I thought he did a great job! Owen even got a lollipop, just like at “the real haircutters.”
Next up was Ella. Melissa (Mom) found this resource for Brian, who had unwittingly become the official family barber.
Ella was all in! But Mom decided to ride this out a little longer, so no haircut for Ella. No offense to Brian, of course.
Brian’s experience gave me the courage to try this on my own. Not on ME, but on my dogs.
The hair of Bichons can get easily matted when it gets too long. Also, with her longer hair, Stella kept smearing food all over her face! Not a pretty look.
Several years ago I thought I would try grooming my dogs by myself. (Bichons and Grooming). That didn’t go so well, but I still have the equipment, so I thought I’d give it another try.
Stella wasn’t too happy with me. I think she felt I had betrayed her trust. If I am reading her eyes correctly, she is saying, “I can’t believe you did this to me!!!”
But she doesn’t look too bad actually. In this picture anyway. In-person, it’s a bit of a different story.
I’ll be first in line at our dog groomers, though, when they reopen.
As for me? Well, I’m 2 weeks past my salon appointment. But I’m not going to be trying the bowl method or the Scotch tape method anytime soon.
What are you doing about haircuts?