Naomi and Mia have really become big buddies especially now that AJ and Maddie are back in school. As you can see, Mia is ever patient with Naomi's hugs and "luvin"... Anyway, back to the story.
So, Friday we took Mia to the vet for the night, and I decided that this would be one of those conversations best had in English, because I really didn't want anythign to get lost in translation. Our vet has actually spent a lot of time in America and his receptionist also speaks VERY good English so I wasn't worried about being misunderstood. The reason I was a little nervous, was because last time we took Mia to get "groomed" she came home looking like a rat. A few minutes after I had taken her to the vet, I got a call from the receptionist who said, "Excuse me, Mrs. Cox, do you want us to leave any hair on Mia?" I said, "oh please" but apparently it was a little late as she was quite pink and hairless when we picked her up. Thus the reason I wanted to communicate very clearly that we are quite fond of Mia's fluffiness and simply wanted them to groom around her eyes and help brush out her hair where it tends to get tangled. So the following is the conversation I had with the vet lady when dropping Mia off...
ME: "Please just wash her and trim her hair A LITTLE where it's tangled and where it's hanging in her eyes."
VET GIRL: "So you don't want a lot of hair cut?"
ME: "NO- we didn't like it last time when you cut it VERY short. Just a little please and help get some of the tangles out."
VET GIRL (holding up her finger to demonstrate): "So you only want about this much cut off (shows about 1/2 inch)?"
ME: "Yes, that's fine, but please don't do more than that besides where you trim around her eyes"
VET GIRL: "No problem (something commonly said by Lebanese people about everything- problem or not). We'll wash her also."
ME: (turning to leave): "That's great, but please don't cut her hair alot"
VET GIRL: "I understand"
So, it may sound like I was being abnoxious about not cutting the hair but I've liver here long enough to know that alot of times it may not matter what you want, they may or may not listen. (this unfortunately also applies to human hairdressers).
Anyway, you be the judge. Here is our sweet little Mia puppy now- do you think they listened to me?
POOR MIA!! I've taken to calling her "rat dog" much to Abbey and Maddie's dismay. The bad part is, not only did they completely not listen to me, but they tried to charge us more because they had to cut so much hair! Good grief.