Manchester-based Shih Tzu Xena is considering having her glossy long hair cut into a bob.
Xena, three, who is well known for her luxuriant locks, has heard that getting a new look is a great way to show the world you’re moving on, and has decided she’s ready.
Just before Christmas Emma’s common-law husband, Harry, ran off when a “scruffy mongrel”, as Xena described her, was on heat. The betrayal took its toll, and Xena’s usually sleek hair became knotted and bedraggled.
Having spent most of her life sitting still while listening to grooming specialists discussing looks and relationships, Xena has picked up a life tip or two along the way.
“All the A-listers do it,” she said. “Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Katy Perry. And I’m not one to brag, but I’m kind of a name on the circuit, so why not? This bitch is in charge.”