Frankly Freddie – If your shadow is square you’re a hedgedog

Dear Chris, Maws & Paws, My personal Groomer – Human Being,

The next time you come please do not make me look like a hedge-dog*. 



Cutting dogs’ fur into perfect cubes, is the latest dog hairdressing trend to sweep Asia.  “It is not known where the inspiration for the trend originated, but the look has been cropping up at dog shows around Asia in recent months.”

“Hairdresser Tain Yeh, who runs a parlour in Taipei told the Daily Mail: “It came about because people were always looking for more impressive haircuts, and somebody came up with the idea of shaping the dog like a hedge.”’ (HEDGE!, sounds like the Organic Green Revolution has gone to the dogs) . . .  “The dogs don’t mind, (humph!, we are just too polite to complain) and the owners keep coming back for more. This sort of haircut needs a lot more maintenance than the regular type.”


“She warned that the look isn’t one which works for all dogs and has this advice for any British dog owners seeking to emulate the slick cubes: “It is also not suitable for all breeds. The dog needs to have plenty of hair to play around with so that you can shape it around the face and body.” (I’d love to get my paws on a pair of clippers and trim human-beings to look like a poodle . . . or a HEDGE . . . or a  . . .)

If you don’t believe me read it here: Japanese People are Grooming their Dogs into Perfect Cubes  

*Frankly, I prefer the round look when I’m groomed

See you soon Chris!

Freddie Parker

P.S.  Chris, please bring treats

On my way to work

Freddie’s Close Shave with Maws & Paws

Dear Chris, Maws & Paws Human Being Dog Person,

Before PROPER Grooming

Before PROPER Grooming, looking “cute”

Thank you for giving me a bath and cutting my hair today as it was getting matted beyond my Human Being’s control (not that she’s ever in control, as evidenced by these pictures from the last time she cut my hair).

Today she shelled out money to have you properly groom me.

However, I do have a few suggestions for your business:

  • You were very nice and called me “cute”.  However, next time please don’t say “cute” – that’s for girls.
  • My nails are now well manicured.  However, you did something else that was not very polite.  Next time we can dispense with anything “glandular”.  My Human Being will never know.  Luckily you are a man,  otherwise it would have been very embarrassing.
  • You did not give me a treat. However, I will give you one anyway:  Click here if you want Maws & Paws to groom you, pet sit you and/or walk you.  Chris is very nice.

Sincerely yours,

Freddie Parker Westerfield, Canine Dog

P.S.  If you don’t live in Southern California you will have to pay for Maws ‘n Paws room & board.  (They walk and clean up after themselves.)

After, Looking Suave

After, Looking Suave

(The Comment Box is gone . . . . again. . . .  jJ)

Its’a FREDDIE Friday

Dear all my Human-beings,

My human-being got carried away . . . again.  She decided to cut a few pieces of my hair that had matted. My hair is very fine and soft.  I lead a very active life getting petted by a lot by people and it can get clumped.  Human-beings  get great comfort in petting me.  I let them.

My human-being got carried away . . . she cut ALL my hair ALL over my body.

My before picture

Hair still on my body

Hair still on my body

My after picture:

Me and my cut hair

Me and my cut hair

Just between you and me I think she didn’t want to pay $50

for grooming which makes me look like this:



At least she left my tail alone:


The End

Sincerely yours,

Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDT

Canine Dog Therapist

Freddie Goes to the Salon

Dear all Human Beings,

I went to the Salon today.  My Human Being said I was getting dread locks and needed a summer Doggie Do.

I got a facial, a pedicure, and a lovely massage bath.  I also got my teeth brushed, my ears cleaned and they did something behind my back that I didn’t care for.  Frankly, I saw no need to go to the salon as I rather liked the Doggie-Do my Aunt Cathy, human being gave me the day before.  Here’s my Doggie-Do before picture.  Rad!

Doggie-Do by Cathy

Doggie-Do by Aunt Cathy                                                              A Walk on the Wild Side

My Human Being waited the entire 4 1/2 hours I was there just to make sure I was getting good treatment.  She didn’t complain but she said her haircuts only took one hour and were less expensive.

They were very nice to me and I got some very delicious cookies.  My Human Being wanted to take a picture of the cookies to show you because they looked very delicious but I ate them.  And here’s my picture after I left the Salon

After, Official Portrait

After, Official Portrait

After, Informal snap shot

After, Informal snap shot