I am still here.
It has just been crazy, busy this past week and weekend, but I wanted to share a picture, or poster, whatever you would call it, that a groomer friend of mine shared on facebook.
Only a groomer can truly understand and appreciate this poster.
I would change one thing on this poster.
'What my clients think I do' would be both the crazy lady with the scissors and the magician pictures together.
While Christmas shopping yesterday....yes, I finally started Christmas shopping... I stopped by the Jewelry store to have my rings cleaned.
As I was waiting for the rings to be cleaned, the jeweler cleaning them was talking to me about grooming. (I had told her that my rings were dirty because I don't take them off when I work, because I am afraid of losing them)
The jeweler told me that she has a Sheltie that runs and hides when they say their groomers name.
Oh boy. :(
She told me that her groomer told her that their dog is very good about being groomed.
I told her that most Shelties are so attached to their owners, that what they really hate is being away from their owners, not the grooming process.
I told her that a lot of dogs like to act up when being dropped off at the groomer, because the dog is hoping that their owner will not leave without them, and that once the owner leaves, most of the dogs settle right down and do really well for the grooming.
Laughing, she said; "They shake because they know that you are going to hurt them."
She did not say it meanly or accusingly, but you could tell that she truly believed that the grooming process hurt her dog.
I just don't get it.
Does it hurt for the owners to take a shower?
Does it hurt for the owner to get their hair cut and styled?
Why do they think that bathing and cutting a dogs hair hurts them?
I felt really down after talking to that woman.
Nothing I said seemed to change her mind.
After I walked away, I wished that I had said; "Do you really think that I became a dog groomer to hurt dogs?"
I always think of things I should have said too late. :(
Well, once again I am really behind in answering comments.
I have 14 waiting for a reply.
If you are one of them, I am sorry.
I will get to them.
After another busy day of Christmas grooming.
I am not complaining...really I am not!
There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day lately. :)
Happy Grooming, MFF