WASHINGTON: An unusual haircut of a dog has led him to viral internet fame.
Twitter user Lindsay Martin shared a photo of her usually shaggy dog Wembley sporting a lone tuft of curly hair on his head following a trip to the groomer.
“My mom just RUINED my dog and she literally said ‘he wanted to keep it long on the top’ I am devastated,” she wrote.
Martin’s photo of her dog’s new hairdo quickly spread across the Internet, gathering more than 40,000 retweets and prompting comparisons to New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., celebrity chef Guy Fieri and a young Justin Timberlake.
While some found the look cute and funny, other online observers went on to call the haircut animal abuse, which Martin quickly dismissed in a series of Tweets in which she embraced Wembley’s style.
“Disclaimer: it was funny and I’m not actually upset about it. There are worse things in the world and his hair will grow back,” she wrote. “It is also not animal abuse to give a dog a haircut, our dogs are treated like royalty.”
My mom just RUINED my dog and she literally said “he wanted to keep it long on the top” I am devastated pic.twitter.com/pjYuGYNhUm
— Lindsay Martin (@lindsaymartin15) November 19, 2016
Update: mom still won’t cut it off pic.twitter.com/Y9vXPh9RAq
— Lindsay Martin (@lindsaymartin15) November 21, 2016
— ㅤ (@cxrlgrimes) November 21, 2016
— wait, what? (@lionxskin_) November 21, 2016
— CiDu (@cieradumas) November 21, 2016
Smiling to his new fans 🙂 pic.twitter.com/fkYKBpUmFS
— Lindsay Martin (@lindsaymartin15) November 22, 2016