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 25, 2012


So sorry that I will not have any pictures from Intergroom.
I never made it there this past weekend.

I woke up at 5am Sunday morning ready to drive to New Jersey for Intergroom.
At 5:10am I couldn't stand up straight.

Kidney Stones.

What else is there to say.

By 10:30am I was in an ambulance on my way to the hospital.
I had stayed home too long hoping that it would pass on its own.
That is how much I hate taking drugs.

I have spent the last three days trying to get those same dreaded drugs out of my system.
They don't like me as much as I don't like them.

Thank goodness I already had a three day weekend scheduled because of Intergroom.
Dragged my bu** into work today.
Felt better as the day went on.
Feeling much better now.

So sorry not to be able to get pictures.
I was really looking forward to the Creative Cat Grooming.
I mean, Creative Dog grooming is hard enough....but cats!

I love cats.
I have owned them all my life, but I will leave Creative Cat grooming to braver groomers. :)

I also looked forward to getting pictures of the Creative Dog grooming.
Oh well...thankfully it hit me before I left for Intergroom.

I don't wish Kidney Stones on anyone.
I would rather have my three babies again.
This is the second time, and they have hit me fast and furious, without any warning.

I will be back to blogging tomorrow or the next day.

Once again, I am sorry if some of you were looking forward to those pictures.
I'll have to wait for Hershey.  :)

Still feel a little like something the cat dragged in....dead on my feet.
I think it would be a good idea to hit the sack early tonight.
We have a ton of dogs booked tomorrow.

That's what you get for taking an extra day off. :/

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. Hope you feel better soon! I know the feeling have had kidney stones 8 times! Only once did I have to have surgery to break it up so it could pass. I've had 3 children and your right kidney stones are more painful, I think in part because there is no baby at the end of all the pain,haha!Again, I hope you feel better soon.

  2. OMG! How awful and unfair! What counts is that you are ok and will live to groom again ! LOL. Seriously, there is no GOOD time to be sick, especially when it is accompanied by PAIN, but how ironic that it happened at this particular weekend..Why not on a cold, rainy miserable day when business was going to be slow anyway! GRRR! take care of yourself and take an extra blogging day off...we will wait!!! >^^<

  3. OMG!!! I hope you get to feeling better. Sorry you had to miss it :(
    I am a new groomer and wanted to thank you so much for your blog. It has really helped me with clients and grooming. THANK YOU!!!!

  4. So sad to hear that I hope you get well soon and that those darn stones dont come back I have heard that is the worst pain :( my best wishes to you!!

  5. Thank you everybody! Your comments are so nice. They helped make me feel better.

    EIGHT!! I am scared! I don't want anymore. I have been drinking so much water that I feel like I am drowning. I think that you are right. It would have been better if I had gotten something at the end to show for all of that pain. :)

    Auntie Mo,
    It may have been a blessing that it happened on a weekend that I had an extra day off. I really needed that extra day.

    Thanks for reading. I am glad that I could help.

    Thanks Jessica,
    I saw your comment about the confusion on the Shih-Tzu faces. I am going to try to get together a post about that and try to un-confuse you. :)