Bella plays very hard in daycare. She also loves their pool. I have watched her when I drop her off. In less than a minute she is in the pool and wet up to her neck.
With her beautiful long thick double coat, she is soon a big soggy mess and never dries quickly. Consequently, after a day or two of that she starts to - how can I say this politely? - she stinks!
Poor thing - I wash her face constantly, brush her teeth, wipe her down with deodorizing wipes - and she still smells bad.
So I decided the only way to solve this was to either stop daycare which I knew she wouldn't like - and I wouldn't either - or change her hairdo.
So this week we opted for a shorter 'do.
It will take getting used to but I think she looks really cute. She needed reassurance. I think she knows she looks different and was unsure of herself. But I heaped lots of praise and attention on her and she is coming around.