A few weeks ago I took Kassidy (my Australian Shepherd) to Petco for a summer cut. It always amazes me just how different she looks when I pick her up. She must have lost 10lbs in fur alone. And I swear it took 10 years off of her as well. Can you believe she will be 12 this year?? I had to count it twice at the vet to make sure because I didn't believe she was really that old. She sure doesn't act like it.