Not everything here at The Paw Blog is cute and cuddly, but we felt this story deserved our attention because hey, bears have paws too.
Pictured above is Dolores, a female “bald bear” gaining notoriety at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany.
She has lost her coat of fur for some unknown reason, though experts believe it could be due to a genetic defect of some kind.
The bears normally have a fluffy dark brown coat and beige mask, as seen below, and it would typically be growing larger through the winter to keep the bear warm.
All the female bears held at the zoo of this variety, from South America, have developed the odd hair loss, which despite being a pain for the bears, is pulling in big numbers of visitors.
In a bid to save money, two kids decided to groom their Australian Shepherd so he would stay cool during the hot summer ahead.
What they got was a much more than they bargained for, after spending several days cutting through the dog’s coarse coat.
With the use of some household hair clippers and a pair of scissors, the kids did their best to make the dogs’ new “do” fashionable.
The result was rather imperfect, but cute in a strange, asymmetrical kind of way.
The grooming process went on for about three days, and it’s unknown whether the job is complete, or ever will be for that matter.
The good news is that based on the pictures above and below, the dog will likely stay cool througout the entire summer…
I think the dog also deserves some credit for putting up with what must have seemed like a neverending nightmare.