and it needs to grow fast. LOL! My little female- the one who ALWAYS had long hair (picture a 20+ pound maltese look-a-like here and she's 9 yo)-the one who was sick last month and spent the day crated at the vet's on an IV- the one who rolls in leaves in the yard- the one who crawls under the deck thru the spider webs to chase a lizard and digs with her paws and snout trying to get to it- the one that is difficult child's dog....just got all her hair shaved off this evening. She doesn't even look the same unless you know her well and look into her eyes. She's very cute but we are used to her having very long white hair. Being a lhasa, the color doesn't always stay the same. Now, she is shaved and has brown spots. difficult child will be heartbroken if this hair hasn't grown back out before he comes home. I have 4-5 months- what can I do? And the color thing- it's not that we care about the color of a dog in general because we also have a male and he's mostly black with white markings. But we are used to her being white. She's had light tracings of brown in small spots before but they seemed to fade out and as her hair got long, the brown seemed to change to white. I sure hope that happens now too. If difficult child comes home and his dog looks like a completely different dog, he's seriously going to cry. At least she acts the same and I feel sure she will remember him.