Frankie arrived Aug 31; today is Oct 5. On Sept 1 I had a spa day and for him it was only a bath, blow dry, and clip his face. So his puppy coat has grown long and flowing. I was enjoying it, as I never had a bichon puppy before. Well, now I know better. For one thing, he matted all the way around under his belly band. Willy also wears a belly band but, as I keep my dogs in a very short trim, matting has not been an issue. Here are some photos of Frankie's big make over. As last month, I did Riley first as she is always easy going, no fuss, and that way I find if I forgot anything. I used to do Tasha and Willy first as they are the whiners, but I don't want them to teach Frankie that this is a scary thing, so they have been bumped down the line.
I had started when I remembered I wanted to take photos, so I just put the belly band back on quick, that's why it is crooked etc. His puppy coat was over 6 inches long, as you can see in these photos.
He is so cute, I just want to kiss that nose!
Bath time. Get him wet, and he shrinks!
Lots more photos to come!