Boy, today was one big hairy day.
It's that time of year.
When your regular customers, that like to let their dogs grow out all winter, bring their dogs in for their summer cuts.
There was a heck of a mound of hair all over the floor at the end of the day.
None of the dogs were matted.
They had been groomed through the winter, some with bath and trims, some longer winter cuts.
Now they were all ready for a shorter summer cut.
I know the Goldendoodle that I groomed today felt really good after she got her summer cut.
She was happy, perky, and dancing on my table when I finished her.
It is a great feeling when you take a dog that comes in hanging their head and looking so down, then by the time you are finished with them, their head is held high, their tail is wagging, and there is a happy look on their face.
They good home feeling so good.
Of course, I would feel pretty good too if I finally got a bath, and got 2 to 3 months of dirt washed off of me. :)
I also had a surprise today.
I had a new customer come in with two dogs.
Whoever made the made the appointment made it for two Lhasa's.
They turned out to be a very tiny black Shih-tzuX and small Maltese.
And guess what?
The Maltese was a form of the breed that I had never ever seen before....
After all don't we see Maltese this color all of the time?
This is the way this little lady came in to me.
I did not dye her.
I had fun grooming her.
Well....until she pooped on my table.
Usually not that big of a problem, but she would drop a piece of poop, and then two minutes later drop another one.
It took her about 10 minutes and six separate drops to get it all out.
Then I was able to get back to the groom. :)
I am not sure what the owner used to dye her.
I didn't have time to ask when she dropped off.
I was going to ask her when she picked up, but someone else picked the dogs up for the owner.
My son swore that she used food coloring, because he thought that the dog smelled like the sugar cookies you get at the store that have the blob of colorful icing on the top. lol
Whatever the owner used to dye her dog, it did not wash out.
She told my husband that she dyed the dog pink first, then she later put yellow on top and the hair turned orange.
I think that it looks pretty cool.:)
Her owner wanted a lamb type cut with a cute round face.
She also wanted to leave the top of her head to grow so she can tie it back.
What a cute little thing.
It just made me happy to look at her.
How can it not make you happy to look at that little face?
✂ Happy Grooming, MFF ✂