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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


What do you do when you are sitting around at the end of the day waiting for the last dog to be picked up?
Everything is cleaned up, and  you are ready to walk out the door....as soon as the last customer decides to pick up their dog.

I decided to try something that I had seen done on another dog.
It involved an old curling iron that was collecting dust at home, and my toy poodle.

As you can see, my girls ears really long.

I have thought about shortening them every time I groom her, but I can't seem to bring myself to cut them.

So while I was waiting for that last customer of the day to pick up their dog, I plugged in the curling iron.

I took small sections of hair on her ears, and started curling it.

I made sure that the hot iron did not come close to her ear leather.



She looks less than thrilled doesn't she?

 "Really Mom!?" 

"Take the darn picture and brush these darn curls out of my ears."

"I already get teased enough for being a fro-fro dog."

"That's better...back to normal."

Imagine offering this service for all of those Bichon owners who like those long stringy ears on their dogs.  :)

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. Your poodle has the BEST color scheme :]

  2. Oh I love reading your blog first thing in the morning. It makes me laugh XD

  3. Hi Anonymous,
    Thank you, she was a rescue.
    Lisa, MFF

  4. Thanks Mittens. :) I am glad that I start your day off with a smile. Thanks for reading my blog.
    Lisa, MFF