Upon arrival, I asked if I could get some pics to put on my blog for our "Dogs on Thursday" post. She was a little shy at first, but she finally gave in graciously ( I did tell her the bruises from the arm twisting would heal! JK ;)!
Here is Sampson already sniffing around trying to see what he can get into. He is pouting a little because I told him to stay out of the trimmings from a previous visitor.
Yesterday we went out at 7:30 her last appointment of the day (she started at 8:00 AM!) was supposed to be there. They were late. No matter, she set about doing the pawdicure for the pups. Shortly after they were finished and we were having a gab fest, her last appointment of the day arrives.
A cute little Pomeranian, which right before the visit had rolled in manure!!! So before Miss Mary could "do whatever you do with a Pomeranian grooming wise" (as her owner put it), she had to bath her to get rid of the smell and the residue (yuck).
Truly, I felt a little annoyed with the lady and sorry for Miss Mary who tried to do the right thing for the pup. This pup weighed maybe a couple of pounds and took well over 2 hours for this whole thing to unfold. As Miss Mary explained, this situation could easily have been avoided with daily grooming and some breeds simply require that dedication.
I really wanted this to be an upbeat happy post. However if something good comes out of it such as educating someone who might read this and be considering a longer hair breed, this might be beneficial. As Miss Mary says "everything happens for a reason"!
Here is a happy picture, this pup is Miss Mary's Standard Poodle, Eddie and is a joy to be around and very friendly. Miss Mary keeps him in a short clip because it is a farm dog with all sorts of things to get into! I am sure he will bring back memories for my Aunt Rose, he certainly reminds me of Andy...
Miss Mary left me with one other clean house hint today: Furminator people! You can find @ Kmart for $30 for those hounds that insist on heavy shedding through the summer! I tried it out while I was there. IT WORKS BIG TIME! It got out that bunny undercoat! I am purchasing one my next pay! And the big test (drum roll please) Sampson loved it!
Go here to check it out!
Happy DOT's all!