Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bad Beard Days

Morning all, I know quite a few of you have beards like us - do you ever have bad beard days?! We both have beards, Louis's is particularly long and a day of furtling around in the woods means his beard becomes a magnet for twigs, grass, those horrible sticky balls from plants - you name it! For the pleasure of being out and about there is always a price to pay and usually it's the dreaded beard comb out and wash - yikes! This is the problem:
Louis having a Bad Beard Day
 THEY also say our beards smell - what a nerve, they smell to high heaven especially when they get out of the shower - pooh, who would want to smell of coconut and vanilla - now that's what we call stinky! Anyway, after about an hour of teasing out bits of twig and bits, washing in whitening shampoo and conditioner, then a blow dry (we don't mind the blow dry but would never let them know that, it's high treat value you see) this is how we end up - until we go out in the garden that is!  I'll leave you with this picture of Lord Louis as he does have the longest beard, and that's only because he ripped all mine out when he was a pupster playing!
Little Lord Louis!
 Have a great day all, Dexter xxx


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! I can totally relate ... price to pay for a FUN time. Great before n after photos. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Priscilla said...

OMD! What a great makeover!!! Little Lord Louis looks gorgeous in the second picture.

Jazzi said...

Oh yah, I get stuffs in my beard too!! I must admit that it is nice having a nice cute beard though!!


The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Those beard must take some looking after! Don't forget the aftershave!

Magic said...

Wow Louis that is some beard! I've been told my beard isn't long enough but I think mine's being pulled out by Aoife who's jealous she hasn't got one. I hate having mine cleaned and combed out too. What we 'beardie dogs' have to put up with. Love from Magic x

Oskar said...

My people keep my beard, which I call a woozle, fairly short, but I still manage to get it all mucked up and am consistantly being told that it stinks. They will never understand how hard we work getting things to smell right.

Nubbin wiggles,

Bailey Be Good! said...

I don't have a beard, but I do have ear hairs!! Those things pick up all sorts of outside stuffz! teehee!

Woofs & hugs,


Momo and Pinot said...

Whoaaaaa..... Louis, you look super handsome!!!

We have no beard but have a bum bum hair which get all kinds of thingy...

Momo & Pinot

Winnie said...

Lord Louis looks very regal.

That's some impressive facial hair.

Love and licks, Winnie

Frankie Furter said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley... that Before and After is AMAZING!!! I can see why you get a tiny bit of ... STUFFS... stuck in that MANLY BEARD.

I totally agree with you about how... THEY STINK after they come from the... WET ROOM. YUCK!! Give me a nice dose of Road Kill any day!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

You look very handsome!!! Holly doesn't know it but she's going to be groomed tomorrow and she will be a very unhappy dog for awhile because she hates water!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Frankie Furter said...

Dex & Lou... I saw your comment... NOT TO WORRY my furends...
I have my mom busy... mixin and fixin and makin and BAKIN...fur the Picnic.
You will not miss a Liver Snack beclaws...
I am bringin 87 batches of:
Chicken Liver Brownies... with Icing. I will make sure you get a couple of them.. OMD OMD... it is one of my mom's BESTEST recipes! VERY DELICIOUS.. and you will NEVER notice that they are GOOD FUR YOU!!!

scotsmad said...

Gorgeous beard. We know what you mean. kendra always has a bad beard, it sort of sticks out on one side because of the way she sleeps.

SHE always complains that our water dish is dirty, because we clean our beards when we have a drink.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Oh, and rubbing your beardie on the carpet get rid of some of the stuff.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You sure do look mighty handsome there, Louis, but we think all the debris in there also gives you some added qualities:) You must be very patient to endure all that special brushing. And we bet the smell is just pawesome.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

We totally understand about the bad beard day and the smelly beard! Mom is forever telling us that she needs to clean us up to make us look presentable! Imagine!
Your beard is stunning, Lord Louis! We know just how much work it takes to make it look just perfect!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Ah Louis it is a real pain being what Frankie Furter calls a Crap Magnet! BOL My hair looked almost that bad!

Mom says that I have sickie tummy if I don't eat the correct foods. But Mom once every 87 days lets me have Baby Food Chicken Weenies. As far as Sarge is concerned they pass for Tube Steak Bobin!

Maybe you Mom can form something that looks like Tube Steak. Ya never know how smart some of those Moms can be!

woos, Tessa

Rubie said...

My mum maintains all my furs, including my beard. She laughs when it is sticking up all over, and how about our eyebrows - sometimes they have a mind of their own too!! Your beard is very impressive when it is all cwoffed like looks like she combed it OVER your nose though - tell her you can't smell!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Lorenza said...

Super duper handsome!
Kisses and hugs

Remington said...

Super cool! I wish I could grow a beard....

Rocket Roxie said...

My fur gets all tangled when I play! :P But like in that last pic when it is brushed it looks FABULOUS!
I think if you look that cool with a beard I should grow one.
OOO I hate bad fur days ;p

Bessie Mac said...

I'm having a bad hair week, so I understand!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great beards!!! I never knew about them until we got our Wheaten, and I think he hid everything in his, including a midnight snack!!! :-)

Suka said...

hey Dex and Louis,

What an extreme makeover Louis! BOL! You look very handsome indeed! I hope you got lots of yummy treats for what they put you through for your makeover!

I don't have a beard, but it sounds like fun to have a type of vacuum right under your mouth that picks up all sorts of fun stuff! :->


Isaac the wonder schnauzer said...

Wow, Louis! Ever tried tickling the humans faces with your beard? It is especially effective if they are sleeping when you do it. Looks like you could get some great results!
Or have you waited till they get that regal look just right and then take a nice long drink? He he he. Beard gags. Love em.

Catalina said...

My my! What a long beautiful beard you have!

My favorite (not!) thing to get out of doggie beards: dried ice cream (sticky!)