The Dogs of Beverly Hills
12/10/2012Last week, you might have noticed that I had a very furry guest in my salon, accompanying bride-to-be Dana Hamm. As you might have already guessed from previous episodes, I am not exactly what you'd call "a dog person." In fact, I have a special name for dogs —farshtinkenuh hunts—which means "stinky dogs" in German! I don't like them one bit!
However, when you have a store in Beverly Hills, it's nearly impossible to avoid the farshtinkenuhs. In fact, in many stores in Beverly Hills, the only way to tell the staff from the customer is if the customer has a dog with them because everyone seems to always wear black!
When people do bring their farshtinkenuh hunts into the salon, I typically ask them to leave them by the door—which oftentimes does not go over well. I have actually had customers storm out of the salon when we have told them "no dogs allowed." One time someone stormed out yelling, "You have no idea how much business you just lost!"
But, what people don't realize when they bring in their farshtinkenuh hunts in is how troublesome, and stressful, it can be for my staff and me. First of all, it's inconsiderate of others who may have allergies (like me) or have a fear of animals. But, more than anything, it's hazardous for the merchandise. The bottom line is, the animals leave dander behind; which is unsanitary and inconsiderate of the expensive gowns we have. There's nothing more unromantic than trying on a bridal gown that smells like someone's dog, am I right?
But, tiny little farshtinkenuh hunts are accessories in Beverly Hills, no doubt about that. Rarely do women have big slobbery FHs, they usually have those tiny ones like you see on the show. Who knows why so many women insist on carrying these little things—maybe it's a maternal thing? After all, a teeny farshtinkenuh hunt never grows up and is always loyal, right?