A 10-year-old toy Maltese goes in for a simple grooming…
…nobody expects it to turn into a harrowing adventure!
It began when Alex Maldonado’s father dropped the family’s adorable Maltese, named Nieves, off at PetSmart for the grooming appointment.
The staff fluffed her fur and trimmed her nails and a few hours later, dad returned to retrieve his beloved pet.
Well, when dad returned home, his kids noticed something was definitely amiss … there was something off about Nieves.
The pup just didn’t seem right to them for some reason.
And that’s when the whole family realized with a tremendous shock:
This wasn’t Nieves!
As it turns out, the store had groomed two toy Maltese dogs that day, and dad had brought home the wrong pet pooch!
The father laughed it off on social media, as the adventure did come to a pleasant end, but everyone wanted to know:
How had his kids recognized the error?
At first, it was tough. Said Alex, one of the sons:
It was even tougher to spot the issue because the not-Nieves pup acted just like Nieves.
But these kids know their own dog, and they weren’t about to be fooled!
They got a closer look and realized: the “fake” Nieves had “slight tear stains,” and the true Nieves didn’t. Furthermore, the imposter was bigger and had rougher fur.
Alex ran to tell his father and dad’s response was simple and comical:
Well, these things can happen. All the more reason to know your pet like the back of your own hand! 😉
Source: Honest to Paws