Shawn L. Bird

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poem- shaving June 24, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:01 pm
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The clippers heat up quickly

So I shave the dog one body part at a time:

one leg,

two legs,

three legs,

four legs,

one foot,

two feet,

three feet,

four feet,





Hot dog ready for summer relief.

It takes longer than a girl

getting ready for a hot date.


17 Responses to “poem- shaving”

  1. Oliana Says:

    Good girl!! I always feel bad that I don’t shave my Siberian cat but I just up the air conditioning…we are both proud of our long manes:) I do however, remember shaving my schnauzer…they run around so much outdoors and need to feel relieved of the summer heat. Hot date, indeed, you must show us a photo.

  2. nerdlovewords Says:

    What an innovative poem 🙂 Made me smile.

  3. This made me burst into smiles….😂😂❤️❤️ tq!!

  4. georgiakevin Says:

    You are very brave to even attempt this. I tried to give a poodle dog a hair cut one time, it was such a bad hair cut that the poor dog hid under one of our chairs for a month only coming out when people weren’t close enough to see him to well.

    • lol
      At one point I had 3 poodles and there was no way I could afford to have them groomed professionally even quarterly. The secret to success is investing in the professional equipment though. I bought professional clippers ($450) which are an entirely different thing than the $40 pet grooming kits they sell at Walmart, etc.! The right tools for the job always make a difference, notwithstanding the old adage, “It’s a poor workman that blames his tools.” 🙂 Here’s one of my favourite posts about poodle grooming:
      followed by just for entertainment value. OJ was really heavy here! He probably weighs 25 or 30 lbs less these days, at the great age of 15!

  5. smarcing Says:


  6. Shaving, and shearing, teach us patience.

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