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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Birthday Wish

I have been very busy the last few days.
It has been a very busy Birthday weekend.

Twenty-one years ago I was in the hospital giving birth to my first child.
I groomed up to the day before I had her.

I worried and worried about how I would keep my business going with a baby.
I had one groomer and one bather working for me while I was pregnant.
I hired another groomer a month before my daughter was due.
I had only had my business for 4 years.
We were very busy.

I actually managed to stay out for 6 weeks before going back to work.
Of course I was called to work for several emergency's that turned out to be nothing.
I think that they just wanted to be sure I would come running if needed.  :/

Just about all of my customers were great about having other groomers groom their dogs while I was gone.
Of course I still got the comments that they were glad I was back because; "the other groomer did a good job, but it wasn't like you groom him/her."

I didn't let my groomers hear those comments.
They did a really great job while I was out.
I was very lucky.  :)

As I said, that was 21 years ago.

Where has the time gone?

I am 21 years older. :(

Oh well, I wouldn't change anything for the world.

My daughter has grown into a beautiful woman, and a wonderful groomer.
She has grown to love and respect animals.

I thank grooming for allowing me to have my daughter grow up next to me while I worked.
She was there everyday.
She liked playing receptionist.
She liked helping to bathe the dogs.
She liked helping brush the dogs.
She liked playing with the shop cat. :)
All of the long, hard days were worth it.

Happy Birthday Jess.
We LOVE you!!!!

Happy grooming, MFF


  1. Happy birthday! Today is my 21st birthday! Jess is only one day older than me! And the owner of the salon I work at went into labor today. They were supposed to induce her next week Because Of all her complications. So today makes her 6 weeks early like her first baby.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAM! I hope that you had a great day.
    Lisa, MFF