Buzz Cut

I looked first in the people department, but I purchased them from the pet department, because the pet version was sturdier, yet less expensive.

Alongside the clippers, the box contained a pamphlet, with instructions for grooming sheep and goats, horses and hogs.

They have given me, and the dog, many years of faithfull service.

I love my clippers.

horse parts cow partsbuzzcut

Hey, all.

I haven’t posted, or read any of your posts, since mid October.

To those of you whom I read and comment on regularly … Your words mean something to me.  I am going back to read and comment on some of what you have posted in the last few months.  Thank you for existing.  It is important to me to have people to communicate with who share some of my life experiences.

Peace to all of you.


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Hawley
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 12:29:22

    Just keep those clippers away from that gorgeous cat in the photo on the right.



    • The Final Rinse
      Jan 17, 2015 @ 11:00:48

      When my Romeo cat (long black fur with big yellow eyes) was 19 years old, he started getting knots really bad. Eventually, he become one big dred.
      So, we took him to a groomer who shaved him down to naked, without a single nick! Romeo lived about one more year, without ever being bothered by knotty fur again.



  2. krisalex333
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 13:09:36

    I had my first experience of being “under the clipper” in December. Loved it. Haven’t attempted it myself – yet. Will have to study your diagrams closely! 😀



  3. Jamie Ray
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 14:10:31

    I missed you and am glad that you are back.



    • The Final Rinse
      Jan 17, 2015 @ 10:49:48

      Thanks. The thing that keeps a person writing or creating is knowing that there are one or two people out there who want to hear what you have to say. I promise I’ll go back and read everything you wrote, and tell you what I think!



  4. middleagebutch
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 15:22:16

    Welcome back! The world is a better place with you around.



  5. transiteration
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 21:39:58

    Glad I came across your place; looking forward to reading more.



  6. The butch
    Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:20:18

    Tell me more about your clippers. I need some for my sheep.



    • The Final Rinse
      Sep 12, 2015 @ 15:33:06

      They are Wahl clippers. I know that they are the same as people clippers, because the little attachments that they sell at the people beauty supply store fit these clippers perfectly. Mine say “Pet Clippers” however, which gives me great satisfaction.

      Liked by 1 person


      • The butch
        Sep 12, 2015 @ 15:51:18

        Thank you. Yes, Wahl are fairly standard clippers. I use a Wahl “Peanut” to keep my own buzzcut.

        In fact, I just buzzed this morning. I feel so much better after a buzzcut, more able to face the world.

        Isn’t it odd how removing something makes one feel more armored? Well, for this butch it does!


      • The Final Rinse
        Sep 12, 2015 @ 15:57:03

        I am much more confident in myself with a buzz cut. I don’t understand why.

        Liked by 1 person

      • The butch
        Sep 12, 2015 @ 18:34:43

        In my poem “Butch,” I figured out why I feel more powerful with a buzzcut. Your mileage may vary.

        Liked by 1 person

      • The Final Rinse
        Sep 13, 2015 @ 09:01:50

        I read the poem, as well as many of your blog posts.
        My guess is that the attitude pre-dated the haircut.

        Liked by 1 person

      • The butch
        Sep 13, 2015 @ 10:20:50

        It’s hard to say. I first buzzed my hair in 1983, when I first fell in love with a woman. I was violent and angry then, and would fight with anyone who looked at me wrong. I told myself at that time that the anger and the buzzcut were because I was a proper punk rock girl, but there was far more to it. I was also viscerally reacting to the years of abuse I had suffered in silence, and my butch self was beginning to emerge.

        It felt so good to get my power back more recently after decades of ignoring and denying it. I don’t use my fists anymore, thank goodness!

        Liked by 1 person

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