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, September 12, 2012

Hershey Creative Grooming Pictures!

Finally!

I have been working on these pictures for a couple of days. :p

Why?

Because digital cameras are dangerous.

I went to Hershey with an empty photo card that holds over 1200 pictures, and I filled the darn thing up!!

I have no control when it comes to taking pictures.

I had so many creative pictures that I had to make collages out of them so that I would not take up so much of my storage space here on blogger.

I forgot to write down the titles of the creative dogs, so I am going off my memory.
Warning...my memory sucks.

Below I have pictures of each contestant before, during, and after.

So here they are....ENJOY!




BEFORE


Red Pandas by: Rachel Key









AFTER







BEFORE


The Muppet Show by:
 Brynn Haynes









AFTER

First Side






AFTER

Second Side

Third Place Winner








BEFORE


Maddie's Mini Safari by: Laura Ford








AFTER







BEFORE

Octopoodle by:
 Su Eld Weaver

This groomer came all the way over from England.








AFTER

Second Place Winner






BEFORE


Shark Week by:
 Misty Gieczys








AFTER

First Side






AFTER

Second Side







BEFORE

Ice Ice Baby by:
 Kevin Knippenberg









AFTER




BEFORE


Pride of the Panda by:
 Lori Craig






AFTER

First Side

Second Side can be seen in the collage above.









Look at the teeny, tiny Panda in Lori's arms!

Yes, it is a real dog.









BEFORE

The K-9 Carver (Pinocchio) by:
 Cindy Oliver








AFTER


First Side


First Place Winner







Second Side







BEFORE

Creative Street by: 
Cat Opson








AFTER

First Side

Oscar the Crouch in the little tin can is a real dog.




Second Side







BEFORE

?Birds of Paradise? by: Justine Cosley

First Side






BEFORE

Second Side







AFTER

First Side






Second Side







BEFORE

Bait Shop by:
 Angela Kumpe








AFTER







BEFORE

The Cruella De Vil by:
Adriane Pope






AFTER







BEFORE


Robot Dog by:
 Angela Cummings







AFTER


First Side





AFTER


Second Side







BEFORE


Star Wars by: 
Jean Honsinger








AFTER


Front







AFTER


Back
















This had to be one of the most colorful Creative Contests that I have ever seen at Hershey.


It was a mad house as all of the contestants prepared for their presentations.

It was insane trying to get pictures after the contest was over.

I got the best 'after' pictures that I could. 
Some of the dogs had different designs on each side, but it was very hard to get pictures of both sides on some of the dogs.



I hope that you enjoyed the pictures.

I will try to post pictures of the Abstract Runway tomorrow.

Happy Grooming, MFF

12 comments:

  1. thanks for doing this! I watched on the computer but it was hard to get a good look.

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    1. Hi Deb,
      You are so right. It is hard to really see everything on the live feed. With the still pictures you can really see all of the work they did. :)
      Lisa, MFF

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  2. Thanks for putting these up! I was watching the awards on barkleigh yesterday, but I couldn't find anything on the runway! Can't wait to see what you did with Hannah!

    (love the animal and big bird! I want to try that one day when i have the patience lol)

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    1. Hi Kat,
      Yes, the Sesame Street one was great. The colors were SO bright!
      Lisa, MFF

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  3. Lori's was Pride of the Panda

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  4. hey i was there and saw your poodle, looked great :) even have some pics on my camera, loved what you did with the rhinestones, awesome pics too :)

    -Brittany

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  5. The title of the second place winner was the "Octopoodle". I watched online, what a fun show. Isn't Yoda just the cutest thing?!

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    1. Thank you.
      When she finished with the Yoda face and finally turned that dog around to the audience, everyone was trying to get a picture. He was adorable!
      Lisa, MFF

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  6. Thank you so much for taking these pictures of Flash (Yoda) I did not get very many pictures of this quality of my groom and I really enjoyed seeing them. :) Thank you again. Jean Honsinger

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    1. Hi Jean,
      I have more pictures. If you would like copies of them I will be glad to send them to you.
      You can e-mail me with an address if you would like.

      furryfriendpets@yahoo.com

      Lisa, MFF

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