I asked…no, I begged…for just a nice trim. David told the groomer to leave it about an inch long. This is the result:
The groomer apologized profusely when David picked him up. Apparently, while his outer coat was fine, the dense, inner coat was simply too difficult to comb out. She gave David $30 off the grooming cost. He looks ridiculous but seems rather happy about it all. Oh, well. It will grow.