Okay...not really, but I swear, when I was finished grooming this dog he reminded me of 'Pikachu'.
I have been grooming this American Eskimo for a long time.
He has always had a very thick coat.
His owner has always had me scissor him up tight.
This was him in 2009.
He was still very thick, but was starting to lose his coat around the rear and the tail.
This is him in 2010.
He gets groomed every 3 months.
This is a picture of him before his bath.
Hardly any of his hair has grown back since his last grooming.
All of his rear feathering is gone.
He is totally bald in the back.
He was also going bald around his neck and his hair was no longer growing back.
In 2010 the Vet finally diagnosed him with Cushing's disease.
He was put on medication.
This was him as of August 2010.
The medication was really working on him.
I would have bet that the hair would never grow back on those bald spots.
The bald spots were still there, but they were getting smaller.
As you can see, his hair was also growing back from his hair cuts.
This was him on Saturday.
OMG has his hair grown back with a vengeance.
He also no longer blows coat.
It is like a pelt.
It's not matted, but it feels like a pelt.
The bald spot on his neck is gone completely.
His rear has totally grown back in.
No bald spots here either.
His tail is still very thinned out, but hair has even grown back on it.
His Mom is happy that his bald spots are gone, but she wants me to scissor at least half of his hair off.
So I did.
And he still looks like a giant cotton ball.
Isn't he cute?
I wish that I could get him to close his mouth, but he never does.
He does remind you of something or someone doesn't he?
Come on, you see it, I know you do.
Here, let me help...
Think that his Mom would let me do a little creative grooming?
Happy Grooming, MFF