Yo, I'ma let you finish reading but these poor dogs & cats sport some of the worst haircuts of all time! Granted the groomers display advanced shearing skills and jaw-dropping creativity, it's obvious the vict- er, subjects of these well-meaning yet misguided clip jobs aren't exactly impressed with the finished results.
Who's hoping an enormous cosmic hairball will wipe out life as we know it on planet Earth? You are, Stegosaurus Cat, you are! (weird cat haircut via SCMP)
Overall, we'd say that shearing is for sheep, not for sheepdogs. Speaking of our woolly friends, it's a good thing this pup isn't a Border Collie charged with herding the flock – the lambs will be ROFL (rolling on field laughing) at his baaad-ass haircut. (weird dog haircut via Igogo)
Cool cat with cornrows? Not when the “cat” is a cat – that's just wrong, dude. (weird cat haircut via Vulture)
Honey I'm home! This is not the buzzcut you, your dog or anyone else was looking for. Seriously, this is one bee-draggled beest – better stop staring or you might break out in hives. (weird dog haircut via Geekologie)
Sometimes radical haircuts are deemed a medical necessity due to fur-matting and other issues. Take "Boo" here, who now sports a "lion cut" administered while he was under anesthesia for a teeth cleaning. When the tuft get going, the going gets tuft - or something like that! (weird cat haircut via Andrew Huff/Flickr)
Stow the scissors, sometimes all you need is a hairbrush and a set of designer shades to transform your bountiful dog into... Bounty the Dog Hunter? Seriously, the pampered pooch above has gone Hollywood, as in West Hollywood where the photo was snapped. (weird dog haircut via P VC/Flickr)
"My Other Cat Is A Porsche". Credit (or castigate) Taiwanese pet grooming studio Igogo for trimming this perfectly good grey cat into a cheap auto advert. It's not even the top model Lexus as it's only rated at one cat-power. (weird cat haircut via Wereblog)
So you really wanted a striped cat and had to settle for less? No more! Strategic trimming can add stripes where there were none before. You'll have everyone fooled - except your cat, of course. (weird cat haircut via Indokujuk)
Bizarrely trimmed, dyed green and striped with a Sharpie is no way to go through life, son. Or cat, as the case may be. Supposedly this gruesome grooming was intended to turn a perfectly good kitty into a fire-breathing dragon – less the fire-breathing, mind you. The joke's on the owner of this broke-ass dragon: have you seen the price of dragon-chow lately? (weird cat haircut via RT)
It's amazing what a little artistic pet fur trimming enhanced by the application of non-toxic dye will do. In this case, what it will do is get you (and your dog) a LOT of attention when you go for walkies. Make sure you're wearing a red bikini on those walks, however - it would only be fair, after all. (weird dog haircut via Igogo)
All kidding aside, we expect the concept of “artistically” trimming dogs and cats may offend a substantial fraction of our readers. Stating “it could be worse”, as in the case of tattooing pets, won't make such folks feel any better... and that's cool, that's their right. Just sayin', don't shoot the messenger here – we neither condone nor condemn the practice; we're just bringing it to your notice.