Color Me Beautiful
November 18 | 3 Comments
Just walking into a room, Sally turns heads.
It’s hard not to stare at the Australian shepherd’s cotton-candy-colored coat.
Hmm…Sally sounds sweet. How did she get that colored coat?
Sally has worn her startling pink coat since August, when Calhoun returned from a Denver grooming seminar on pet-dyeing techniques.
“I think she’ll really always be pink, if not another color. It just kind of goes well,” Calhoun said.
Pet dyeing techniques? You don’t need to go to a seminar for that. In fact, I ran this story by some local, and famous, dogs in the neighborhood. Here’s what they had to say.
“Oh, this is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth?! I’m coming to join you, honey!” – Redd Fox Terrier
“Wake up champ! Wake up!” – Ricky Schnauzer
“Cut me Mick!” – Rocky Ball Boa
“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” – Dirty Hairy Cockapoo
Oh, I’m sorry. I thought the article said pet dying techniques.
The dye lasts about six weeks, but the colors soften over time.
As she perfects her technique, Calhoun plans to buy a white standard poodle to enter in competitive hair-dyeing competitions.
“Poodle hair takes dye the best, especially white poodles’,” she said.
You know what else takes dye the best? The shower drain.