Shave and a haircut, too hot

Arrr, she is a fine tradition we have here in Jackson Heights: The cutting of the hair of the dog.

Just in time for the temps to hit 100, Ciara got herself all shaved off on Friday after almost a year without a groom. (I know, I know, but it's more than I pay for my own haircuts and I've learned to trim her toenails so sue me!) Rainbow Pet Supplies did a nice job, if you're in the market in the Queens area.

Here she is, all fresh and clean and wide-eyed.

Honestly, it's like having a brand-new dog who just happens to behave just like the old dog.

For reference, this is Ciara after her first "cut it all off" grooming in June 2003, and I think we've come a long way, baby:

By the way, folks? It's goddamned hot here in New York.


  1. Cameron G Rose on 6/11/08 at 10:28 am

    I still remember my first April in New York, I came into your apartment panting and said “Wow I see what they mean about the heat in New York” you looked at me with pity in your eyes and informed me it was only 75 degrees.


    100 degrees with 60% humidity. It’s like living in a hair dryer.