We got 4" of snow over night.
That was at my house.
At the shop, we had about 2" of snow.
We had 4 cancellations today.
It was only a few inches people, come on.
Okay, I am done.
Anyway, I had a new customer scheduled today.
This is 'Mikey'.
He is a 10 year old Schnauzer.
What a joy he was to work on.
He did not mind his nails being clipped, his ears plucked or his legs brushed.
There must be something wrong with him.
He was just too good.
He must not be a true Schnauzer.
His Dad wanted a traditional Schnauzer Cut.
My traditional cut is a Schn. #7F, neaten the legs, unless the owner requests the legs shortened.
This is how I was taught to do Schnauzer eyebrows.
On an angle, short and visor type.
Over the years I have played with ways to open the eyes up, to make the owners happy.
My biggest complaint from owners is that the eyebrows grew back too fast or they could not see the eyes enough.
I just love when a Schnauzer comes in for a grooming and the owner has chopped the eyebrows off.
I was not sure when 'Mikey' was last groomed.
He looked like he was all one length, so I figured he had been clipped down for his last groom.
As I was clipping him I noticed that his eyebrows were very long.
This made me wonder.
Was this a Schnauzer who's owner was getting the new style of eyebrows that I have seen at some of the recent shows.
I have not been able to scissor the new type of eyebrows that I have been seeing, because all of the Schnauzer's that I groom like short eyebrows.
I decided to keep 'Mikey's' eyebrows long.
I was not sure that this is what his Dad wanted, but when I am not sure about something, I always keep it on the long side.
I can always cut it off later, but I can not put the hair back on.
I used a #5F blade against the grain on his head, because his hair is thin.
This is my first attempt at scissoring long Schnauzer eyebrows.
I had to work on achieving an arch while keeping the length.
I also wanted the eyebrow to be open so that you could still see the dogs eyes.
Darn eyebrows have a mind of their own.
I want to know why a Schnauzer always feels the need to look all around the room and move those eyebrows all over the place while you are trying to scissor them.
I can't remember how many times I froze in place with scissors in hand waiting for 'Mikey' to stop moving his eyebrows up and down and all around.
When I finished, I was happy with the eyebrows.
...would 'Mikey's' dad want these long eyebrows?
Dad wanted them short.
Oh well, at least I got to try them and got a picture. :)
Today was the first time that I used my new camera.
Still trying to get used to it, and I have this crazy fear that I am going to drop the darn thing.
Still working on my darn website.
Hope to have it finished by this weekend.
Happy Grooming, MFF