It was a BIG week for Henri. He officially turned 4 months this week on Thursday. He had his vet checkup and he is in perfect health weighing in at 20.6 pounds. The vet says to double the 4-month weight so he will be around 40 pounds give or take. We were thinking maybe 30/35 when we got him so this is a bit bigger than expected. He has been fully vaccinated and is free to roam around the streets of Chicago and play with other dogs at the dog park. He is VERY social so I know he is thrilled about this. I have plans for him to meet two of my friend’s dogs soon.
One of my oldest and closest friends was married this week and to be safe it was an intimate wedding that was shared via Zoom. Since I could watch from home, Henri was my plus one! I got him a bowtie for the occasion. He enjoyed a bone while I cried and watched one of my best friends get married. She found love during this crazy year and I couldn’t be happier for her.
I went in with specific instructions on how to cut Henri’s hair. Not too short, but he is hot (panting at night) so he needed a cut. I wanted to keep his cute little brown eyebrows that I love so much. The woman repeated the directions back to me and I left to go get work done at home. I had a call and then he was ready to be picked up. He has literally been by my side the last 9 weeks so not having him at home felt really odd.
I ran to pick him up. They were disorganized and couldn’t find his paperwork. I hated seeing all the dogs in cages and I heard barking and crying so I panicked. I looked quickly and there he was in a cage. They pulled him out and he looked like he had stepped under a blow dryer in a Disney movie. It was SO bad I started laughing then crying and a mixed laugh and cry. I quickly checked out and ran. Poor Henri…
I hear it will go down a bit and grow out. The worst part is they shaved off most of his cute eyebrows. The one thing I wanted them to keep. He kissed me once we were reunited so I know he didn’t hate me that much. On our walk home, we stopped by the cleaners and she has a full-length mirror. He did a check and he still loved himself so that made me feel good. I made up for it with peanut butter treats and chicken at home.
I am now looking for new groomers in Chicago.