|The way Scottie is supposed to look after grooming:)|
Like I've said before, I learned early on to do everything I can for myself in order to save money. One such thing is grooming Scottie Dog. Normally... I do a pretty good job, if I do say so myself (for someone with NO training in such matters). This time....not so much!
Here's a good rule of thumb if you're considering doing the same.
Don't attempt grooming your pet if ANY of the following applies...especially if ALL apply (I'm just a gluten for punishment):
- You're sick!
- You're under the influence - that includes heavy antibiotics (my case)!
- You've got company coming shortly!
- You've got company coming shortly AND need to bathe both you and the dog/pet!
- You've got company coming shortly AND need to bathe both you and the dog/pet AND need to feed and dress the kids!
- You've got company coming shortly AND need to bathe both you and the dog/pet AND need to feed and dress the kids AND need to tidy the house all before 10:00 am!
(Did I repeat that enough?)
- Don't start at 8:30 am thinking you'll get it done quick and all the before mentioned in 1.5 hours!
- It's nearly 100 degrees outside (grooming MUST be done outside)!
- Your clipper guard won't stay on the clipper and keeps popping off!
- You feel like attempting a different shorter "do"!
|That's just WRONG!|
|A GROOMER did this!|
Poor thing! He was so ashamed he wouldn't even let me get a good picture after. This was the
best I could get.
best I could get.
|Nice racing stripes! You can't see the gap on the other side of his head! |
(what's up with my son's one sock on and one off?!)
Normally, he's very proud afterwards and runs around like he's the hot ticket in town because he looks like this:
Granted, it could have been worse. One time the guard came off and he had a big gap in his side!
If there is one thing I've learned in life, it's to laugh at yourself...otherwise you'll cry:)