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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An unusual request

I have a very dear friend, Sharon, who runs her own dog grooming shop and I help her on Tuesdays. If no one has ever seen the behind the scenes of a good groom shop check it out. It will certainly make you appreciate your dog groomer more. First you bathe and dry the dogs (which is what I do) and many of them do not like this so it can be a small challenge with some dogs. Then Sharon puts clippers and scissors to, in my opinion, mold the dogs into such cute creations. Many dogs do not like this either. And clipping nails...well I leave that to her because I could not do it. She has to deal with some that will not stand up, some that cry out if she looks at them and some even that will try to bite her. Sharon has much patience and deals with the problem dogs in a quite, calm manner which I admire. She can take poodles like this...
to this...

Cute little schnauzers from this...
to this...

Here are some happy campers with their summer cuts...a spitz and a yorkie. I love the little yorkies!
There is alot work before, during, and after the bath if the dog is extremely matted or has burrs throughout their coat. Sometimes Sharon or I have to carefully brush the mats out and still have to brush more out after they are dry. There are even times the coat is so matted that Sharon has to shave the dogs down below the mat before the bath so she really is grooming the dog twice. All this is very time consuming but Sharon takes pride in making sure that the customer is happy with as little stress to the dogs as possible.

Most folks come in for regular cuts or baths on their pets but we had a customer come in with an unusual cut request. Well I think it was unusual.


Yes a poodle with a mohawk from his head all the way to his tail. The owner was so happy...I don't know about the dog being happy.

That's all for today...come back soon.

11 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I try not to do anything to my dogs that would embarrass them or me or make someone laugh! :-) But I'm really lucky that we have a good groomer too, and am always grateful for the wonderful job she does grooming our Wheaten and our Goldens too!

Roo said...

Those were quite the transformations! Very glad the client did not want the mohawk died rainbow ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

John Gray said...

no 6 is clinically depressed!
lol

C and C Antiques and Animals - What a Life! said...

Kim I love Wheatens. Sharon has one old one that comes in. I know Roo...I was waiting for the rainbow request. And John I believe you are right!

AJ-OAKS said...

Um, quite the haircut on that poodle! Surprised the owner didn't want that mohawk colored! lol
Sharon does incredible work on those dogs. They all look fabulous!
Love ya Sis!

Canyon Girl said...

Sharon does a great job. I can only imagine the patience she must have. I have to do Samson in sections a little bit one day, a bit more the next. And he will have nothing to do with me brushing out his rear end and his tail. So I know how hard that work must be and I admire her and you for doing it.--Inger

Sharon said...

Some people are sicker than others...... poor dog!

TinaTx said...

Well that's one I haven't seen before!

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

funny poodle! never saw that before...lol

Faded Plains said...

okay...that mohawk is so cute!

Rural Revival said...

A poo-hawk! And here I thought I'd seen it all!

: )

~Andrea~