13. April 2012 · 10 comments · Categories: Humor · Tags:

**edited to add September 23, 2012…I first posted this in April of 2012, about two weeks after I started blogging.  That means there is a chance only about five people, including myself, read it.  I must confess, I am quite proud of this one.  Seriously people.  I link it in as many of my posts as I can and I still chuckle when I think about it.  Hee hee.  Tee hee.  Hee.  Hee.  Anyway, due to the absolutely magnificent content here I am linking to Cinnamon’s September 23Paws party over at Eat Pray Tri.  I hope you will be kind to me and leave lots of nice comments letting my ego know this in, in fact, one of the best posts you’ve ever read.  Carry on people, carry on.**

I have been debating with myself over whether to post this. Let’s face it, a lot of us are sensitive about our looks. Maybe you have grandma’s chin and wished you didn’t. Maybe you want to be taller or shorter or fatter or thinner. Maybe you still have a few baby pounds to lose. Whatever slight insecurities we all have, one thing is for sure, most of us have had a bad haircut at some point in our lives.

The Snoops is no exception. In fact, her past is riddled with questionable style choices. I know, you’re all thinking “Why all the debate? She’s just a dog.  I stalk your blog for your amazing wit and humor so just show it already.”

Let’s back up for a second here. The Snoops is just a dog.

But is she?

Exhibit A:

I could be wrong, but she seems to have a human shadow here.

Exhibit B:

Dogs don’t ride in strollers. Babies ride in strollers. Human babies.

Exhibit C:

Dogs don’t drive cars. People drive cars.

Exhibit D:

Sitting in a chair at the kitchen counter. Dogs don’t sit in chairs. Again, humans do. So I ask you, is The Snoops really a dog? You may be wondering why this is relevant to her haircut. Well, I told myself when I started this blog I wouldn’t post anything too embarrassing about my kids here. I will not ramble on about Petey’s diapers and how many he dirties a day. I will not publish pictures of him in the bathtub. I will not share how many times he spits up on me a day (it’s a lot). **edited to add…I am SO glad the throw up all the time days are over.  Carry on.**  The Snoops is my first born and if she is not a dog, but a human, as is suggested in the above pictures, don’t I owe her the same courtesy?

Ultimately I decided that while Sweetey Petey will someday be able to read, The Snoops will not, so she will never know I sold her out for more blog hits. And here we go.

When The Snoops first came into my life, she was already sporting a bad ‘do. I think I may have taken her simply for the fact she looked so pathetic. My mom laughed at the sight of her, “How much trouble can that be?”

The neighbors called her the Dr. Seuss dog. With good reason.

You can see her issues with the hairbrush started early.

Growing up brought on the mingling of her puppy fur with her adult fur and an awkward time for her ears.

In her teens, she attempted the bob and didn’t leave the house for weeks till the cut grew out.

Bath time was never fun time, for she could never get her look quite right after. If only she had made up with the hairbrush all those years ago.

In later years she realized she could hide a bad ‘do and her shame with a nice hat.

That brings us to today.  Let’s just say the groomer took a little too much off the top.

And she still has that pesky hairbrush issue.

Crap.  She is glaring at me.  Maybe she can read……

– Joanna

Question of the Day: Do you plan on stopping back this weekend for a nice visit with The Husband?  Please do!!

New Question of the Day:  Who’s glad Cinnamon is back to blogging?  That’s a silly question.  EVERYBODY is glad Cinnamon is back to blogging.  Hi Cinnamon!!   Insert virtual wave here.


  1. Ha. Poor puppy. I have already determined that today is a hat day so I know how she feels. Can’t wait to see what Husband has to say.

  2. Yes I absolutely plan to.

    On another note, the pix take me back to my childhood, my Aunt that we used to visit had an all white poodle that looked just like Snoops and her name was Suzi – it brought back memories.

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  10. Haha, I didn’t know poodles could have a bad hair day! Regular dog or human-like dog, she’s still a cutie! 🙂

  11. Ahahah!
    I hope no treats, er, tips were left to the groomer 😉

  12. hahaahah such a cute post! i enjoyed reading it! thanksss! (:

  13. So cute! My dogs always look terrible after haircuts. It takes a few days to grow out.

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  18. Poor dog. So many bad hair days. 🙂