Grooming with Mom Recaps on Thankful Thursday

Lucy, Ace Reporter, coming to you live (well, I AM alive!) from, WGWM with another episode of Grooming with Mom. We are so thankful for all of Mom’s wonderful clients and their pups! And a shout out of thanks to Brian for hosting Thankful Thursday

My usual M.O. is to report on new grooms. Today I would like to show you how some current grooms have changed, as well as other pupdates.

Let’s get the sad one over with first. You may remember Barkley, a one-year-old rescued schnauzer/yorkie/poodle mix. He was here last December for his first groom since being rescued. A couple of months ago he escaped from his house and ran into a yard that belonged to a bigger dog. Precious Barkley didn’t survive the encounter. May he play like the puppy he is on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

We’ve been following puppy Dixie since her first groom here. She’s now nine months old. This time her front right leg had shorter, curlier hair than her other legs. Her Mom said that she had broken her leg in two places when she jumped off their bed. She had her surgery and her leg now has metal plates, but she is getting around like nothing happened.
Dixie has grown a lot and Groomer Mom decided it was time to do something different with her face. Dixie’s Mom agreed. And her Dad wanted all her leg and body hair trimmed as short as her one leg. Here are pictures of her previous groom (L) and the one done this time. Let us know which way you like her face best.

Dixie still has crazy puppy ears, and that’s just going to have to take time.

Molly came to us from downtown for her first groom here several months ago. In response to a reminder text, her Dad called from L.A. saying he was visiting his son over the Christmas holidays when he fell and broke his hip. He wasn’t going to be able to bring Molly, since she was stuck there in L.A. with him. When he was finally able to make the trip back, he hobbled into the small grooming area with his walker and Molly on a leash. He told Groomer Mom she could cut Molly’s hair how she thought it would look best this time, as opposed to making it look like a picture he had of another dog that she modeled the groom after last time. Then he asked what she’d been doing. She told him she’d been to a nearby Mexican restaurant the night before and how great the food was, and the band was really good too. At that, he said he’d go wait there, get a beer, watch the game on their many TV’s, etc. That was a great solution, since Molly was un-groomable with him here. Here’s Molly from her first (L) and second times here. Personally, this reporter really likes the second groom better.

Molly’s Dad got a late lunch and declared both the food there and the groom here excellent!

Next up is Winston. He is a multi-poo/shih tzu mix. Winston first came to Small Dog Grooming in 2017. He came back two years later, then in a year, and seems to be a more or less regular client now. His Mom gets busy and keeps forgetting to make an appointment. His last time here was the beginning of January, when he got a “mini-groom” because the weather was cold. These are his before and after pictures from this past weekend. He was terribly matted, but thankfully no fleas. And he was very good for his groom!

This time his Mom made an appointment for 6 weeks, and wants to keep doing that so she doesn’t keep forgetting.

Let’s wind this up with a wish for a Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our friend Laila.

This is Lucy, Ace Reporter, signing off with another successful episode of Grooming with Mom.

28 thoughts on “Grooming with Mom Recaps on Thankful Thursday

  1. We’re so sorry to hear about Barkley. We hope he’s running around with Angels Lexi and Sam. Gosh, your mom’s clippers have sure has been busy lately. We’re partial to clean faces on poodle and like Dixie’s new look. Molly looks furbulous with her 2nd groom; Winston went from looking like a cute Wooky to a distinguished fella. Little Laila looks very soft and fluffy with her St. Patrick’s Day look. We give your Mom the 5 paw rating on all these groom jobs!

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  2. Such terrible news about Barkley. My heart aches for his family. He was so cute and reminds me of my Alex. I like Dixie‘s old groom and her crazy ears. Good job reporting Lucy!

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  3. OMC!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!! Wee are furry sad over newss of Barley!!! Pleese meow to his Hu’manss wee at THE Purrfetct Pad send sinseer Sympaffiess fore their loss….run free sweet Barkley… free…..
    Dixie wee ADOOR yore ‘puppy earss’!!!
    An wee like, no wee ADOOR yore new groom so-o much…Pleese pace yoreself an feel all bettur soon.
    Wee agree with you Lucy! Molly’ss 2nd groom iss cuter! An Poor Molly’ss PawPaw! Wee wish him only THE best ❤
    Winston you look pawsum now with yore new groom!
    An Laila yore little green bow iss so cute; just like you!!
    Speck-taculur reeport Lucy!
    ***nose bopss*** an ~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~ an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

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  4. They are all such cuties and I’m so sorry about sweet Barkley, how horrible. I’d hate to think what our Dad would have done to the other dog. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  5. Lulu: “Aww, poor Barkley, gone to the Bridge so soon after being rescued. We send lots of tail wags for him and his family.”
    Charlee: “And we send purrs, too!”
    Java Bean: “We also prefer Dixie’s first cut to her second one, but I guess if her human likes the second style, that’s the one she’ll be wearing!”

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  6. my heart hurts for Barkley, that is just so horrible. love winstons current cut, do not love the new cut on dixie. I do love that your mom does custom cuts that look best of each dog. just like humans there is no one type of hair cut, has to tlook good on each dog.

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