Well, that is the way I feel sometimes.
I don't know.
It just happens sometimes.
You get a dog on the table.
A dog that you have groomed before.
A little dog that should not take you anymore than 30 minutes to finish.
A simple Lamb clip.
A #4F on the body and scissor the legs full, but not too full.
You start clipping, combing and scissoring.
Combing and scissoring, combing and scissoring.
And more combing and scissoring.
Suddenly you feel like you are not getting anywhere.
You just can't get the legs to look the way you want them to.
You scissor and think that it looks good, then you comb the leg again and see more that you need to cut.
You finally turn the dog around to scissor the other side, and low and behold, you see something else you need to fix on the other side that you thought you had finished.
Then you start finishing the other side and the hair just doesn't seem to want to lay the right way.
Every scissor mark shows.
Every time you comb the hair, you see more to cut.
Oh, and to add to all of the fun you are having, that cute little dog loves to turn and stick his nose in your scissors as you cut.
Then you think that you are finally all done, but you keep finding little hairs sticking out.
You go to scissor that one little stray hair and guess what happens?
The dog moves.
At just the right moment.
That little stray hair turns into a dent in the leg.
Now you have to go back and scissor the whole leg again, because the dent is too big to smooth over with thinning shears.
You feel like you are never going to finish this little dog, that should have been so easy to groom....before you forgot how to.
To top it all off, as your taking pictures of your finished work, you notice that the dogs beard is crooked!
Will this groom ever end?!
I did finally finish the little guy.
I didn't look at the time so I don't know for sure how long he took me.
It just seemed like forever.
I felt like his hair was growing right back on his legs as I was cutting it.
I felt like I forgot how to groom.
I would like to blame it on the recent solar flairs.
You know, maybe they don't just effect satellite and cellphones.
Maybe they effect brainwaves too.
Well, it was worth a try.
It happens once in a while.
Those days when you feel off.
Those days when you feel like you forget how to groom.
That's never happened to you?
It's just me?
I knew I was nuts. :)
Happy Grooming, MFF