I Just May Become A Dog Groomer
So this morning I looked at our 14 year old toy poodle disguised as a sheepdog and knew it was top for a hair cut. His coat was so long, I couldn’t take him to the groomer looking so disheveled.
Since it was a nice day, I set up my grooming station on the gardening table in the back yard. Marty knew what was coming next as he ran to his crate. I got everything ready and when I called him, he came right out.
I started the transformation from sheep dog back to toy poodle. I have to shave him carefully since his skin is so thin but I did good, no nicks to his skin and not even any blood when I cut his nails. I start with the clippers on set to only take a short amount of his coat off at a time. Then I brush him and go over with the clippers again. It certainly isn’t anything like a professional groomer would do but at least he didn’t end up with a mohawk! Hubby was standing by with the hose and after he wet him down, I lathered Marty up with his pretty pink shampoo. It never fails, just after he’s all wet, he has to shake off and get me wetter than he is!
Bath was done and I wrapped him up in his towel like a little baby. I let him dry natural instead of using blow dryer and then brush him when he’s dry.
His new look isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely better than it was. He now can see without having his face looking like a sheepdog! Okay, maybe I’m not ready to quit my day job for a dog groomer but I’m pleased with out Marty looks now.