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, February 29, 2012

Jessica's Day

My daughter had seven dogs booked on her today.

The Standard Poodle below was her first appointment of the day. 

We have groomed her before.

I own one of her siblings.

The last time Jess groomed her was a year and a half ago.

That was the last time that she was groomed.

I have no idea why her owner waits so long in between groomings.

She is a beautiful dog.

She has a great coat, just like her sister.

This is her sister.

She belongs to me.

Why would you own a Standard Poodle only to let it get in the shape of the one above?

The Standard was matted all over.

The owner had been bathing her, so at least she wasn't stinky and dirty.

The mats where not close to her skin, so Jessica decided to bathe her before clipping her.

She also decided not to wet clip her.

She has the type of hair that actually dries fairly quickly with the HV.

 Jess was able to get a #4F blade through her coat pretty easily.

Her coat came out looking like crushed velvet.

 Look how pretty she looks.

I am sure that she feels much, much better.

If she were mine, I would not be able to keep my hands off of her tonight.

I would be petting and feeling her velvety fur all night.

Jessica got the Standard finished, and all of her other dogs by 3pm.

She did a great job, and I am showing off her work.  :)

I am very proud of my daughter.

I don't tell her that enough.

I am proud of you Jess, you do a great job everyday!!

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. They need to bring her in more often! my goodness!

  2. I just wanted to say that I love your blog!! I have been reading it for a few months now,I stumbled on it when doing a google search for a grooming question I had. I use to groom but currently work for a dog day care:) you really do a great job!! and so does your daughter! I really love how you use your every day experiences to help educate people on what grooming really is...so many people think its 'playing' with dogs all day even now that i work at a daycare people think the same thing but when your in a pack of 90+ dogs its a lot more work then play! anyways you do a awesome job and you actually encouraged me to start my own blog. Its not about grooming though its about trying to get my 'pack' in order and all my personal experiences with it (understandingmypack.blogspot.com) Keep up the great work!!!!

  3. Thanks KM!
    I am glad you like the blog.
    I read yours, and I will be checking in on your posts. I have my own pack that could use some work on having manners when walking too. I will have to try some of your methods.
    You better believe keeping 90+ dogs from eating each other is work! More power to you.
    Lisa, MFF

  4. Your daughter did an amazing job! Wow! Sad when people don't appear to care what their beautiful dog looks like. :(

  5. Hi D,
    I showed my daughter your comment. You made her day. Thank you.
    Lisa, MFF