Grooming with Mom: Our Seniors

Lucy, Ace Reporter, on the Groom Beat

Today I’ve invited back a couple of our long-timers, Maggie the schnauzer and Dora the shih tsu, sporting their new winter cuts. We’ve had so many positive comments on what a great idea the concept of winter grooms is that I’m going to ride that wave. Uh, I mean, show you two more. *clears throat* Both usually get a full shave down–with the exception of Dora’s ears and tail–every four weeks. Sometimes their mom asks for just a mini-groom, but she never lets them get very long. This time, it’s been over two months, two grooms in a row, that they got the winter cut. Here’s Maggie, sporting the adorable fuzzy schnauzer look.

Maggie tucks her back legs under her because she has problems with them. Sometimes she starts to roll over backwards, so Groomer Mom positions her against the wall to help her stay steady in her sit position. Maggie will be 14 this year and has been our much-loved client since May of 2013 when she was five.

Maggie’s sister, Dora, was four when she started coming here the same time as Maggie, meaning she’ll be turning 13 this year. She doesn’t seem to be quite sure what to make of that bow.

Until this groom, she’s never left here with her hair long enough to sport a pretty bow. We sorta hope it stays in and her Mom wants to keep that part of her hair long. Guess we’ll know in a month…

Next featured is 14-year-old Sunshine. Sunshine is a long haired cairn terrier/beagle mix. She’s got a great temperament and lots and lots of long hair. Her mom wants to keep her body and leg hair long. A large pile of undercoat comes out during a thorough brushing each groom even though her mom does a good job keeping her brushed. This is what she looked like a year ago post groom:

This time, she came to Groomer Mom with that long coat very matted. Her mom had been sick and unable to brush her. Groomer Mom is thankful that she has some magic lotion and a magic comb that loosens most mats and allows them to be removed. Also, her mom wanted her face shaved. This is how she now looks.

This Ace Reporter was reassured by Groomer Mom that yes, this really is the same dog!

I leave you with this quote from Groomer Mom, “Puppies are adorable and fun, but seniors who are used to being groomed are one *bleep* of a lot easier to groom.”

Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with wags and licks and many thanks to  Comedy Plus  for the great job they do hosting Awww Mondays.

24 thoughts on “Grooming with Mom: Our Seniors

  1. Lulu: “We love those sweet senior faces! Hey you guys, I weigh about 40 pounds, so I’m right in the middle of your two teams. That probably means I could play on either one as needed, in case anybody is ever in need of a substitute.”
    Charlee: “You only weigh 40 pounds? I would have guessed more.”
    Lulu: “Well you know I’m very fluffy.”

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  2. Sometimes I think I should take Benji to a professional…but then he’d loose the scruffy look…its his trademark! So I just brush out his feathers and that lion’s mane, oh and trim his tools…but sheesh, that does not stop him from digging, even in the snowy backyard.

    Your Mom has transformed all those seniors so well, Lucy, they look like doggy models now:)

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  3. Mee-yowwow Miss Amy you werked a meer-acull or 3 here! Maggie iss so beeuteefull. An Dora lookss ADOORBSS with a bow inn her head fur!
    An Sunshine lookss stunnin like shee cuud bee inn a Poochie Show!!!
    Lucy you did a furabuluss reeportin job two……
    ~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

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  4. Seniors need the most love and care. Mom did really well, Lucy. Tell her she rocks.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and my best to your talented mom. ♥

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  5. all your seniors today make my heart go pitty pat with love. Your mom does a fab job with these sweet seniors and they look fabuloso! would love to hug each of them and each of you too

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