About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

10 Reasons a Groomer is...

...Not Just a Groomer.

1~ They are Clairvoyant:  they know that "cut him as short as possible" really means a 3" hand scissored Puppy Cut.

2~ They must be a Sumo Wrestler: for those large dogs that bolt out of the kennel going one direction, while your trying to wrestle them into going the other direction.


3~ They are a Weightlifter: I   think the photo says it all.

4~ They are a  Comedians: to be able to laugh off some of the crazy, tactless comments that pet owners say to them, because if they don't laugh, they are either going to cry, or kill their (human) customers. :-)

5~ They are an Artist: to figure out the breed styles and angles, and to scissor those darn Pom-Poms!

6~ They are an Animal Behaviorist : for those dogs who are sweet one minute and want to eat you alive, for no reason, the next minute.

 7~ They are a Vet Assistant : they know the basic first aid to help a pet, and recommend it to a Vet for care.

8~ They are Teachers : they take the time to educate their customers on how to take care of their dogs between grooming's.

9~ They are Magicians : they are able to turn this...

 ...into this.

Last but not least.

10~ They must have the Patience of a Saint :
to deal with insensitive customers.
to deal with undisciplined dogs.
to deal with matted dogs.
to deal with biting dogs.
to deal with everything!

Happy Grooming, MFF

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