This is what Daisy looked like earlier this morning. One of the physical changes Cushings disease causes is a excessive amount of hair growth. So every spring or early summer we have a date with the clippers, so she is more comfortable when it's 100 degrees.
She's a very good girl, stands like a statue, EXCEPT, when I do her face. Have to take the halter off & of course the noisy clippers are right by her ears & eyes, not pleasant I'm sure. I had John hold her with a rope around her neck, which ended up with her taking him on a "walk-a-bout". I hooked the halter around her neck which gave him a little more leverage & we finally got it done.
She does look more comfortable, but from the set of her ears I'd say this wasn't what she had planned for the morning........!!! I left her lower legs hairy to help keep the stable flies at bay. They haven't really got going yet, but they will. I've already put "barriers" on both Gus & Quilla. In fact that is Gus standing behind her, (much to her disgust) with his tube socks pulled up above his knees. I have to put polo wraps on Quilla, he can go thru a pair of socks in one night, Gus isn't quite as rambunctious.
My Daddy bred, raised & showed Cocker Spaniels in the 50's when I was a girl. There is a reason he didn't ever let me clip the show dogs I think....!!! LOL Pictures sometimes lie, if you look close up, she looks like she's had a run in with a buzz saw, well maybe not that bad, but it certainly wasn't a flattering hair cut. But it will make her cooler, which is what is important. Noticed my clippers need to be sharpened before I use them again. One of the first things they tell you when using clippers is, make sure the animal is clean. Donkeys idea of clean is a recent dust bath, so clippers don't stay sharp very long.