Tough times call for tough decisions, and cutting your pets' hair is one of them.

When the COVID-19 outbreak started, I decided to prepare for the worst but hope for the best. Nobody knows how long this is going to last, and our 12-year-old miniature schnauzer was already looking pretty scruffy.

I was forced to make a choice, and it wasn't easy - I decided to buy clippers and groom her myself.

The clippers I had used kept popping out of the socket; I just assumed that I was holding them wrong. This was Pepper before...

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...and here she was after her first cut with the defective clippers. Not great, but an improvement on her "umbrella eyebrows."

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After leaving a bad review on Amazon, the seller sent me a new set. And I am MUCH happier with how she turned out THIS time!

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If you're thinking of doing it at home, here are the clippers that I used from Amazon.

 

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