By David Aspinall
A dog owner burst out laughing after her Newfoundland came back from the groomers ‘pantless’.
Carli Cunningham had just picked up her four-year-old Ruger from the groomers in Parkville, Missouri, when the hilarity ensued.
With her usual groomer out of town, Carli tried a new one and gave her specific instructions not to shave him.
However, on picking Ruger up she was shocked to see his hind legs had been shaved to the skin, giving him the look that he’d got pants on as the rest of his body was still furry.
Carli said: “Ruger came running out of that back room as if he was the other man in a cheating woman’s house.
“The damage was done and I was so mad I laughed, a lot.”
It all started when Ruger decided to jump into the family pool that wasn’t quite ready to be opened yet to chase a frog down.
Carli said: “He smelled like swamp because, well that’s basically what he jumped into.
“I was planning on just giving him a self-serve wash at the place, but the groomer there said she was super slow and would love to groom him.
“I agreed to have her cut his mats out and explained our groomer does a ‘teddy cut’ where she tapers his fur on his butt down and gets the mats out and thins it.
“She called me about thirty minutes later and I thought well this can’t be good he takes longer than that.
“I spoke with her on the phone and she recommended ‘starting over to the skin’.
“I asked if she wanted to skin my Newfoundland with his double coat and she said yes because it’ll be easier.
“I told her it’s ok if there’s patches and more skin on his legs because that’ll grow back quick but I do not want him completely shaved.
“Well I think she just got fed up with me and decided to give him pants.”