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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Groomed Pikachu

Okay...not really, but I swear, when I was finished grooming this dog he reminded me of 'Pikachu'.

I have been grooming this American Eskimo for a long time.
He has always had a very thick coat.
His owner has always had me scissor him up tight.

This was him in 2009.

He was still very thick, but was starting to lose his coat around the rear and the tail.

This is him in 2010.

He gets groomed every 3 months.

This is a picture of him before his bath.

Hardly any of his hair has grown back since his last grooming.

All of his rear feathering is gone.

He is totally bald in the back.

He was also going bald around his neck and his hair was no longer growing back.

In 2010 the Vet finally diagnosed him with Cushing's disease.

He was put on medication.

This was him as of August 2010.
The medication was really working on him.

I would have bet that the hair would never grow back on those bald spots.

The bald spots were still there, but they were getting smaller.

As you can see, his hair was also growing back from his hair cuts.

This was him on Saturday.

OMG has his hair grown back with a vengeance.

 He also no longer blows coat.

It is like a pelt.

It's not matted, but it feels like a pelt.

The bald spot on his neck is gone completely.

His rear has totally grown back in.

No bald spots here either.

His tail is still very thinned out, but hair has even grown back on it.

His Mom is happy that his bald spots are gone, but she wants me to scissor at least half of his hair off.

So I did.

And he still looks like a giant cotton ball.

 Isn't he cute?

I wish that I could get him to close his mouth, but he never does.

He does remind you of something or someone doesn't he?

Come on, you see it, I know you do.

Here, let me help...

It's Pikachu!

Think that his Mom would let me do a little creative grooming?

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. That recent picture of him made me laugh out loud, he looked crazy fluffy!! And then you made him pikachu!! hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Oh I love this blog......

  2. This made me laugh so hard hahahah XDD I'm glad his coat came back!!

  3. Hi Lauren and Mittens,
    I am so glad that you enjoyed the post. As I took the after picture of him, all I could think of was how much he looked like 'Pikachu'.
    Lisa, MFF

  4. Have not seen anything from you in two weeks! hope you are doing well!

  5. Jajjajajaj i was about to say that maybe u should paibt him yellow then I saw ur pict ajjaj its hilarous!!! Great job!!! Glad the meds worked on pika!! :)

  6. Hi Danielle,
    Still here, just been crazy, busy. I have only been able to post a couple of times a week.

    Thanks Jessica! I am glad you liked it.
    Lisa, MFF

  7. Nice job grooming him... I'd love to have a dog with a huge cuddly coat like that, and would be prepared for all the brushing... his fur looks like Angora rabbit or arctic fox and probably feels like it too.