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Dempsey is a Golden Retriever puppy who is in training to become a Helping Paws service dog for an individual with a physical disability. He lives with his parents Doreen and Paul, and Bailey the cat. None has ever trained a puppy before. These are their adventures. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the blog author. The contents of this blog have not been reviewed or approved by Helping Paws, Inc.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Paul gets a haircut!

I've needed a haircut now for about, oh, three months. But between finals and moving and dealing with the French consultate, there just wasn't time.

When we were in Ohio, everyone suggested that my brother-in-law Kenn, who is excellent at shearing sheep, cut my hair. Alas, he had to plow snow. (He won a contract at Cleveland airport.)

So today, I went to a Jean Louis David salon, which is part of a big chain that even has branches in New York. I figured, if it's that big, it has to be good. Sort of like Supercuts, but without the valuable money-saving coupons.

Asking for a haircut in French, even with the liberal use of a French-English dictionary, was a little nerve-racking. I sounded like one of those automated voice mail systems: "Good morning. I. Would like. One. Haircut please."

Luckily, I got a good haircut -- even better than a Supercut, I daresay, though it cost a heck of a lot more, too. French salons, apparently, don't offer discount coupons.