Some people have a summer home. We have a summer dog. Just when we get sick and tired of rolling tumbleweeds of dog fur, she goes back to her mom and we are fur-free for several months.
And there is a LOT of fur.
In an effort to keep it under control, Lucy got groomed recently.
Before: the stuffed animal look
After: the "hey, did her head shrink?" look
She still has her skirt, like any proper cocker spaniel, but at least her head and back are under control.