Grooming with Mom: Gus

Lucy, Ace Reporter here on the Groom Beat.

Once again we have a new pup to groom. And when I say pup, I mean a little, four-month-old puppy named Gus. Do you remember at the end of April when one of Mom’s wonderful long-time clients suggested that little Jo Jo’s mom bring her to groomer Mom? If you missed that one, just click here to see an adorable yorkie!

Then Jo Jo’s mom told Gus’ mom, and Gus came for his very first groom at 7:30 in the morning. I’d had my breakfast and didn’t really want to get up out of bed again so early, but I knew puppy’s first groom would be good reporting material.

Here is Gus before his first groom. He is a shih tzu, maltese mix. We couldn’t find the maltese part.

Gus only weighs about 2 or 3 pounds, so you know he’s tiny. He’s a happy puppy, too. While he got his nails cut he learned to count how many feet he has and how many toenails on each foot. He liked that, too. Won’t his mom be surprised when she says, “Give me your paw,” and he answers, “Which one? I have four.” BOL

Oops, I think Xena’s long, rambling stories have influenced me! Back to reporting.
Gus didn’t much care for his bath, but then who does?

Groomer Mom took her time with him, kissing him and talking to him and showing him all the grooming tools before she used them. He was very interested, too!

About an hour or so later, Gus wanted to know if it was time to go and what would happen if he jumped off the table.

Thankfully, he didn’t get a chance to find out. But he did get a little scarf and a big kiss goodbye!

Uh Mom, it looks like you missed some hair under Gus’s wiggly chin.
I am Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with wags and licky kisses. Oh, and we are very Thankful today for Gus and all the other wonderful pups – big and small, young and old – who come to my Mom for grooming.

Today we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday, with special thanks to Brian for hosting it!

40 thoughts on “Grooming with Mom: Gus

  1. Little Gus looks a bit like me when I was little..but my hair was a little curlier. Thanks for the great report Lucy and, as usual, Mama wishes we lived closer so she could groom me and the rest of the Gang!!

    xoxo,
    Arty & the Gang

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  2. “Ode to Gus”

    “There iss a young pup named Gus
    who is gentle an didn’t make a fuss.
    Hee was well beehaved inn THE bath
    an hee leerned to due Math…..
    An wee sure hope wee get to see Gus again…
    Sorry me lost THE rhyme..
    Wee will see Gus next time!” 😉

    **purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

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  3. Gus is just too cute for words… he looks all shih tzu to me. who cares though, he is one beautiful pup and it is good to know some pups love to be groomed

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