A few weeks ago, our first attempt with a Florida dog groomer was not an encouraging experience. It was off-putting enough to find hair on the floor, dogs barking, and the owner making conversation as she trimmed a dog. And the girl checking us in kept referring to Mamie cloyingly as “Baby.”
“When was Baby’s last trim?” “Do you have Baby’s shot record?”
The final straw was our dog came home with tufts of hair sticking out in odd places as though the trimmer had been simultaneously watching television or perhaps texting.
Saturday morning we asked Mamie if she’d like to go in the car. She bounced and smiled, no idea of what we had in store.
The new groomer we’ve found is rated first in the city, with prices to match. I only wish they took people.
Soft classical music plays, the attendant stays with the dog through the entire visit, and there’s not a cage in sight.
We were led to a consultation room, with seating for all and visual aids aplenty.
We discussed crucial matters like hair length, how to avoid that Our-Gang-Alfalfa look on top of her head, and the tail: to trim or not to trim.
Then, heartless people that we are, we abandoned Mamie and went out for breakfast.
When we picked her up she looked and smelled so fabulous it seemed a waste not to parade her downtown, but instead we took her home to rest up for the next adventure we had planned for her later in the day.
We’d been to the bike shop a few days before to buy a basket. Since I’m still working on my cycling confidence, it was to go on My Guy’s bike.
The other reason was the freight we planned to carry. Freight that needed to have Mom in her sights at all time.
After a tentative experiment walking her and the bike slowly around (the key being a constant supply of dog treats) we got brave and did a slow pedal around the complex. Major success.
She looks quite pleased in there! I'm shocked at the dog grooming place - it's nicer than where I get my hair done! -JennReplyDelete
Wow. There is a lot of money to spend on dogs down there.ReplyDelete
This is just too funny. Wow, how you two have fallen! Mamie wins the prize for Queen Manipulatoress. Such a hoot! When I was a girl I had a dog that rode in my bicycle basket. He would lay down on the pillow I had for him. One day my bicycle tire hit something and we fell. I uprighted my bike and gathered up my dog. From that time forward he never again laid down in the basket. He would ride with me but always sat straight up, ready to jump.ReplyDelete
Shoot, do they take people? Sounds divine. I had a groomer cause a tear my dog's anterior ligament in his knee. Cost me $1500 to fix. Put this great groomer on your Christmas list. She is worth it.ReplyDelete
Excellent results, all around.ReplyDelete
My friend Ann's kennel offers grooming. She says it is past difficult to find and retain good groomers.
Wow that is a real fancy dog spa! Mamie looks real cute in her basket! :)ReplyDelete
Your Biker Chick (Biker Pup?) looks adorable in her basket with her new haircut! I'm sure she will be a big hit in the neighborhood as cute as she is. Maybe she should have a helmet?ReplyDelete
Funny- we were talking today about getting a teensy helmet! But then it would mess up her "do".Delete
She looks good in the basket, sitting up, proud as punch. (Wow, there's a phrase from days gone by. I still don't know exactly what it means.)ReplyDelete
I'm glad you found a better groomer. It's worth the extra cost.
I've heard "pleased as Punch". Which refers to the English puppet character.Delete
Yeah, she's going to be popular with the neighbors! (If she isn't already!)ReplyDelete
and by that I mean a dog spa!?Delete
oh fer cryin' out loud. we are so decadent in this country.ReplyDelete
In our defense, if we didn't get her regularly trimmed, she would look likeDelete
Cousin It on The Adams Family.
She is adorable. I love the picture in the basket, and the comparison of the two dog couture shops. She's smiling because she can still see Mom. :-)ReplyDelete
GLad you found a good groomer! She looks so cute in her bicycle basket. :)ReplyDelete
That little Mamie is adorable sitting in the bicycle basket. What in the world did you do with your time before Mamie came along? :)ReplyDelete