About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Murphy's Law

I believe in ESP.

I believe in Karma.

I believe in Murphy's Law.

I have a really bad habit of people popping in my head, and then they suddenly call or show up.
I also think of things, and then they happen.
It can be really creepy sometimes.

Anyway, I have a complaint.

Just because I posted a test yesterday with most of the questions being about matted dogs and wet shaving does not mean that I was having an ESP moment, and had to have this come in today! 

I know, that as I was writing the questions, I was thinking about some of the pictures that I have.

I was also wondering if I had pictures to go with some of my answers.

Now, Mr Murphy's Law, just because I was thinking about matted dogs.
 And, just because I was thinking it had been awhile since I had a really badly matted dog in, did not mean that you had to send me one today.


To top it off, you also had to send me one that needed to be wet shaved!

And, to really get your kick's, Mr. Murphy's Law, you had the nerve to send me a dog by the name of 'Murphy'!!!

I just know that you are laughing your a** off at me right now.

Needless to say, it was another long day.
I am working on the answers now and should have them posted tomorrow.

That is if my cat will stop walking past my computer screen and messing things up.

Note to self:
Don't ever buy another touch screen computer as long as you own cats!


Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. You can always look at the bright side, at leadt he was a wetshave and not a "What do you mean you cant brush him out, its your "JOB" isnt it?" like the full coated, matted, shih, murphy (yes thats his name too) I got today and get about every 4 months.

  2. Hi Michelle,
    I am sorry that you had a dog in that belongs to such a neglectful owner. Kind of like the parent that sends their kids to school and expects the teacher to teach them manners.
    It is NOT your job to correct HER neglect. It is HER job to take care of her dog everyday. It is YOUR job to clean him and give him a haircut. I can not stand when a customer throws something like that in my face, and tries to tell ME what MY job is. Next time she throws that out at you tell her, "No ma'am, it is NOT my job to torturer your dog because you failed to take care of him."
    I have gotten much better about dealing with people like the owner you mentioned. Although, I do tend to forget my own lessons on occasion. As I did yesterday. I will be writing about it tonight. Let's just say I spent 3 hours yesterday grooming and dematting an OES, and spent all 3 hours pissed off at myself. :/
    Hopefully, next time you can tell this owner that you can no longer torture her dog for the sake of HER vanity.