Sorry that I've been behind on the shop talk. You've missed quite a few cute dogs and even a couple of cats! We finally pronounced the old camera dead and bought a new one (did you miss that story?), so I've been much happier about taking pictures and will get back on the ball for you guys!
Today wasn't too bad. I started out with everyone wanting to come in at a different time than they were scheduled and actually ended up flip-flopping the actual service schedules! So my last scheduled dog was groomed first, a walk-in was thrown in next, then my first scheduled dogs were finished last. Confused? :) It worked out quite well. I got through 4 dogs in 3 hours. Gotta love a short day!
Here's the lineup:
The first dog to be groomed was Gator. He is a HUGE American Bulldog with a neck that's wider than my waist and the face of a puppy! He's a little wild, but with a little firmness he'll mind. Because of that wild side I can't exactly call him a gentle giant, but I can say he wouldn't (intentionally!) hurt a fly!
Next was Scrappy. He had just gotten his stitches out of a couple of battle wounds and the owner wanted me to shave him down to the same length of the area around his stitches. Thank goodness this trick only required a #8 1/2 blade! I believe this was his first time being groomed. He was a trooper! *I blurred out his big gash for my queasy readers!
My final two were a pair of petite little stinkers named Rye and Krashana. I have to groom Rye (poodle) first, because if I groom Krashana (shih-tzu) first she will remind Rye that he's supposed to act like a booger. They both hate having their nails messed with, so they usually end up wearing a muzzle for toe time. Otherwise, they're pretty good kids :) BTW: The super-short ears on those two are owner-requested.