Saturday 3 December 2016

People are slagging this poor dog's hilarious bargain haircut

Sasha Brady

Published 09/08/2016 | 15:18

Mimi the Shih Tzu. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi the Shih Tzu. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi posing like a pro. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi after her unfortunate trim. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi is too ashamed to look at the camera. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi in fluffier times. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi enjoying some down time. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella

Shih Tzus are basically cute little walking balls of fluff and most of the time, they probably have better hair than you do.

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Mimi, an 11-year-old Shih Tzu, is a dog who normally maintains good grooming standards.

Mimi posing like a pro. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi posing like a pro. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella

Her family shell out $150 (€135) for monthly haircuts to ensure she gets the right cut and style that's fitting for a dog of such fluffiness.

However, the father of her family thought it might be a good idea to save some money and, for her most recent appointment, he decided to cut corners.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, his son Josh Pitruzzella explained that his father asked the groomer to "shave everything but the hair and tail" for the bargain price of $35 (€31).

Josh wasn't aware that his dad had bargained with the doggie salon and got a big shock when he went to pick up Mimi from her appointment.

Mimi after her unfortunate trim. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi after her unfortunate trim. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella

"My dad never told me he was going to save money and just shave my dog,” Josh said. “But the groomer told me what happened, so she was just doing what she was told."

Mimi looked like a shadow of her former glamorous self and a stunned Josh took to Twitter to share photos of the results, describing his dog as a "rat on meth".

Mimi is too ashamed to look at the camera. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi is too ashamed to look at the camera. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella

Josh said he was "speechless" at the results and from the looks of it, Mimi wasn't too happy either.

But he still loves his adorable little Shih Tzu - fluff or no fluff.

Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Photo: Josh Pitruzzella

"I want the whole world to see how cute she is even when she gets her hair cut like that," he explained.

At least it's summer and she doesn't need to rely on her fur too much.

Mimi enjoying some down time. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi enjoying some down time. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi and Josh. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi and Josh. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi in fluffier times. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella
Mimi in fluffier times. Photo: Josh Pitruzzella

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