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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

So Sorry!

I am sorry to say that I really messed up yesterday and uploaded the wrong PDF file.
It was a file containing the Mat Chart and Flash Cards, but they were the unedited ones.
They had all kinds of errors on them.
I was using them as I was testing making a PDF file, so if I screwed up, it would not matter if I somehow lost the work.
I did not want to lose the corrected work. 

I had a couple of different PDF files for the Mat Chart on my desktop.
One good and one bad.
I uploaded the wrong one.
I was so happy that everything worked that I didn't even check the file once I finished uploading it.

How embarrassing.

This mess up is one reason why I did not want to charge people for the chart and flash cards.
Graphic Design is fun to work on, but I am by no means a professional at it.
The chart and flash cards are just meant to be a helper for groomers to show an owner of a matted dog, while the groomer adds all the extra detail that they need to.

When I checked my e-mails this morning, the very first blog commenter asked if I was going to fix all of the spelling and grammar errors.


Oh No!!

I knew what I had done right away. Grrrrr

All I had time for before work this morning was to remove the error filled file.
My heart also sank when I saw that 49 people had already downloaded that wrong file.

Once again I am so sorry to anyone who already downloaded the file full of spelling and grammar errors.

Here is the new link for the corrected file.

At least I am pretty sure there are no more errors.
I have proof read the darn thing so many times now that I am not even sure anymore.

So much for trying to be helpful to my fellow groomers.
I think that I will stick with grooming. :)

If you already downloaded the file last night, please delete that file and go back and get the Mat Chart and Flash Cards  file that does not  have errors.

Sometimes I wish that I did drink, because at least that way I could blame being drunk for messing up so badly.
But, I don't drink, so I can't use that excuse. :/

Maybe I have just inhaled too much dog hair in the last 30 years.

That's it!
I'll stick to that excuse for my stupidity. :)

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. hahaha, thank you LISA!! We love ya regardless of spelling and grammar errors!

  2. Lisa, this is such a useful resource to educate dog owners about matting. Thank you for sharing it. I'll be sharing your link.
    (There's a variation on the matting theme on my website at http://www.furrynuff.co.uk/the-invisible-straitjacket. Its available as a .pdf. If anyone would like a copy, I'd be happy to email it. Contact me on raona@btinternet.com)

    1. Wow Trudy!
      'Invisible straitjacket'......never thought of it that way. That is a great chart! I am very impressed. Anything that would help pet owners to take care of their dogs is great.
      Lisa, MFF

  3. Hi Lisa,
    Is something wrong?
    Hope you are ok.

    Greetings, Claudia.

    1. Hi Claudia,
      Thank you for asking.
      I am okay, just in a little slump.
      I'll be back to blogging soon.
      Lisa, MFF

  4. Hi Lisa, this is great! Thank you for sharing with us all :-)