Saturday, January 16, 2010

Crime of the Century

A crime has been committed against a 7 year old girl...

The Victim:


(Her identity is hidden to protect the innocent!)

The Suspect:


(Don't be misled by that sweet look!)

The Evidence:


We went over to our In-Laws' house this morning to play with Mattie, and Willow was down on the floor rough-housing with her as usual. And as you might remember from previous blog posts, Mattie likes to grab and pull on Willow's braids. Later this afternoon, Willow and I were in Sears and her braid was an utter mess. I told her to stop for a minute so I could re-braid it. I took off the lower elastic, untangled the braid, and about 3 inches of hair came off into my hand! I don't think I could have been more shocked - my mouth is just gaping - opening and closing like a fish. I finger-brushed through her hair and more clumps came out - the dog and bitten chunks out of her hair! Luckily we were in the mall, so I whisked Willow off to the Regis Salon and the very nice stylist there did everything she could to salvage the length of Willow's hair - but even being conservative with it meant about 3 - 3.5 inches were cut off all around.

The Aftermath:


Willow is okay with it right now - the stylist straightened it for her and she thinks that is all fancy. She might think something else altogether when we wash her hair and let it be curly tomorrow because it is going to look an awful lot shorter then.


What? She wags it in my face, it's fair game.


Penny Karma said...

I'm jealous of Willow's beautiful hair too, but DANG!

Zonda said...

Yikes!! I had no idea that could happen! Glad it wasn't worse though. Not the way you want to get a haircut huh? Boy think of the stories she can tell!

Suna said...

I think that's a first for me, too. That is one of the few things our last puppy did NOT chew on (back when Beccano had his braid).

Bezzie said...

Ha ha! Let's hope he outgrows that!!!

turtlegirl76 said...

OMG! I know puppy teeth are sharp, but that's crazy! Poor Willow. =( At least it can grow back though.

Shan said...

We've lost socks, doll clothes, chair legs, and pant hems, but HAIR?! Wow! That dog has some sharp incisors!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I can't believe it! Poor willow. Good thing hair grows pretty quick.


freshisle said...

Oh, my! Ours loved a niece's long hair too, but never that much.
How can something so cute be so bad?

Batty said...

It looks great, and it'll grow back in no time. I had to take my hair from butt-length to shoulder-length because the cats kept eating it. The things we suffer for our beloved pets...