Grooming with Mom: Molly and Dixie

This is Lucy, with Happy Tuesday’s edition of Grooming with Mom. But first, a big shout out to Miss Sandee at  Comedy Plus for hosting Happy Tuesday.

Groomer Mom was covered up with grooms all of December, and I hope you’ll forgive this Ace Reporter for being lax in reporting new grooms. Here I present you with one new groom and a second-timer. Hold onto your seats, cause here we go!

Late one evening Groomer Mom got a call from someone who apologized for the late evening call, but that he was a lawyer and had been tied up in court. Well, while some lawyers may deserve to be tied up in court, I never knew that actually happened! I wonder what he did?

Anyhow, he claimed that three folks he interacted with in his downtown condo complex and doggie group told him he had to bring his pup, Molly, to Groomer Mom to get groomed. They talked a while, and he seemed legit — except for that tied up in court part. He wanted Molly to have a teddy bear cut. Groomer Mom asked him if she had ever had one. No. And did he know what a teddy bear cut was. No. She suggested he look it up on-line. So they made an appointment for him to make the half hour drive out here in two weeks and she would see what Molly’s hair would do.

Here’s Molly pre-groom:

Molly is a one-year-old, eleven pound shih tzu/bichon frise mix, aka shih-chon. She was crazy on the table and even in her Dad’s arms while trying to get her nails cut and pretty much everything else. It finally reached a point where Groomer Mom hung her head, trying to figure out how to tell the lawyer man she couldn’t groom his dog, while he sat there chattering and anticipating a teddy bear cut, whatever that is. Finally, Groomer Mom told him that she was going to cover Molly’s eyes while he went through the door into the hallway where there were comfortable chairs. And for him to be very quiet so Molly didn’t know where he was. He did — guess he didn’t want to get tied up again — and within a minute Molly settled down and let herself be groomed. Of course, in that minute there were some meaningful finger shakings and looks from Groomer Mom, after which Molly proved herself to be a smart little shih-chon.

Her Dad had also provided Groomer Mom with a picture of another dog, saying that was the groom he would like. (It wasn’t a teddy bear cut.) Groomer Mom did the exact cut she was shown, right down to the strange cut over the eyes.

OK, so she clipped that little bit over Molly’s right eye after she took the picture. She released Mr. Lawyer Man from the hallway, and he was thrilled with the groom. He made an appointment for six weeks.

Some of you may remember Dixie, who came for her first groom in August when she was two months old. Here she is after that groom, crazy ears and all.

Groomer Mom suggested she be groomed every six weeks. Her Mom must have heard, “When she is six months old.” She came back in December for her second groom. This mini poodle/Australian shepherd mix had really grown! It had been so long that she forgot anything she had learned the first time here, and it was like a first groom all over again!

Her Mom stayed and helped hold her, and it ended up being a success. (I also assisted with my zen presence.)

That’s all for now, friends and followers. This is Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with two challenging but successful grooms.

23 thoughts on “Grooming with Mom: Molly and Dixie

  1. Poor Molly girl shee was a *hot* mess!!! Purrty sussy a tied up Lawyer???? Miss Amy you are so payshunt an clevurr to figure out how to calm Molly down….
    Molly lookss marvelluss now.
    An wellcome back Dixie…you sure HAVE grown up!
    An another furabulss groom Miss Amy 😉
    Lucy you did a grate job reeportin an usin yore Zen…can you teech mee Zen?
    ***nose bopss*** BellaDharma an **apawss apawss** BellaSita Mum

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  2. Lulu: “Six weeks, six months … potato, po-TAH … No, wait, that’s a LOT different than just potato and po-TAH-to!”
    Charlee: “I’m not sure what a Teddy Bear cut really is but our Dada has an old Teddy Bear on his shelf and it doesn’t look like that.”
    Chaplin: “Of course our Dada’s old Teddy Bear is wearing a red suit and a hat and I’m guessing a red suit and a hat is not what the owner had in mind …”

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  3. Adorable. You did a great job. You always do. If I still had our Angel Little Bit and were close to you, I would bring Little Bit to you for a spa day.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

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  4. the adventures of grooming! wow the stories you can tell… we are thinking most lawyers should be tied up. BOL… your Mom is so smart, when I worked with two year old humans in a day care, if we could get the mom out of sight, the 2 year quit crying instantly, pawrentz cause a lot of problems, both caninne and human… good job mama,. and thanks for the cider vinegar/salt comment, bob has slept really good since we make him smell like a salad at bedtime

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