Teenage Mutant Ninja Poodle

Gravel & Gold is a little shop at 18th and Treat. I’ve never been, but I like their blog. Largely because of stuff like this coverage of a pet groomer doing some next-level shit. Link.


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8 Responses to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Poodle”

  1. zinzin says:

    2 funny things about that link…

    1. it’s all the same poodle
    2. the vitriol in the comments about “cruelty”. while it may certainly be objectification, i have me a standard poodle, and while i dont go in for licensed characters or personifications, he LOVES getting a fancy new do. it aint cruelty…it’s adoring (albeit weird in this case) attention. poodles dont look in the mirror, and they dont know they look silly unless you put a hat on them (or a fake moustache, or boots, or antlers) and laugh directly in their faces (in which case they DO know). my guy prances around after his cut (which he gets here in the hood, and we walk home down capp).

  2. Allan Hough says:

    Now that is a new side of zinzin.

  3. Katie Ann says:

    Can i please get a turtle poodle?

  4. meave says:

    “…[T]he art that happens on her pet Cindy” is an awfully telling sentence. It recalls the sort of shame that you feel for babies wearing be-sloganed onesies at political protests: a parent/guardian can dress up dependents any which way they like, but they don’t consult the pet/baby, which tends to rob the poor unconsenting creature of its natural dignity.

    Not that babies are naturally dignified, but standard poodles certainly are; I hear nothing but good things about them. Where is the respect for this poor Cindy dog, covering her in Manic Panic and clipping her into someone else’s idea of “art”?

    BUT maybe she likes the attention! Some dogs love being groomed, and love being the center of attention, and if this is Cindy’s deal then she must be one of the happiest dogs alive. Maybe she and Sandy were meant for each other. WHO CAN SAY?

    Zinzin: I’ll have to keep an eye out for your fancy poodle when I’m walking my roommate’s ginger pit bull (we walk a lot on Capp).

  5. zinzin says:

    yeah i agree meave….it’s a bit objectifying and owner-self-oriented.

    but i can tell you, Cindy the poodle – most likely – loves it. probably she’s been getting big groomings since she was a baby, and she thinks it’s the height of adoration.

    my dog, well, he doesnt love the process…

    he has kind of a punk rock heart…but that’s kind of in line anyways, glam-wise…he’s more sex pistol / New York Doll / iggy pop than Black Flag / fear / dead kennedy (or jawbreaker for that matter)

    …but he loves the afterglow (who doesnt?)…

    yeah look for us. we shouldnt be hard to spot. i think he’s the only poodle on capp, and we walk up to dolores park almost every day.

    that said, his cut isnt fancy per se….but he does have a certain air about him. poodle thing.

    ha! whod a thunk it….talking about poodles on MM. sweet.

  6. zinzin says:

    oh, and if you do see us on capp, and you have a dog with you, please excuse my dog’s poor behaviour, or our stand-off-ish-ness, in advance.

    he was mauled by a giant rottweiler in front of our house when he was a pup, and he simply can’t abide other dogs on “his” block. so we usually cross the street or whatever.

    he’s totally friendly off the block, and always nice to people.

  7. Katie Ann says:

    I don’t care what anyone says. I want a turtle poodle. Much cooler than faux-hawking your kid.

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  9. Tim says:

    wow. just…. wow.