Dog Groomer

I’m still learning about how to take care of a dog. Polly has been very helpful and she gave me the number of a dog groomer.

I would give Tad a bath myself, and I have, but he’s been scratching a lot lately and Polly said he just needs to get a real bath by a professional.

So I called this guy and he shows up with a big mobile grooming van. Tad went up on a table and got groomed for an hour. I went to check on him and I saw the guy drying Tad’s hair and kind of mussing it in front of his eyes like a hairdresser would do to a model. He didn’t see me watching him but it was pretty funny.

After I paid the guy, I asked, “Just out of curiosity, how does one get into pet grooming? Do you go to school for that?”

He said he was a people hairdresser but he found that he loves animals more than people. He was kidding but maybe only a little. Apparently, you can go to school to learn how to properly groom a pet. He said some breeds of dogs require very specific techniques. He’s groomed Puli’s before and you have to separate the ropes of their hair with razor blades. Anyway, this guy really knew his shit.

I asked him, “So, do you still cut people’s hair on special occasions?”

He looked at me and said, “Sorry, I’m not going to cut your hair.”

I laughed and he said to call him in three months for Tad’s next appointment.

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One Response to Dog Groomer

  1. Karen says:

    Ha! Pet grooming is funny. Reminds me of my hairdresser, she loves to talk about her dogs. She’s the kind of person who probably looks like some of her pets, not in a bad way but in an exaggerated dog-person kind of way. You know, if the dog’s hair is over its eyes, so is hers.

    Okay, so I got through a year’s worth of blogging (I have no job; I’m in college and it’s summer) in maybe 6 hours-the hours were spread out a little. Wow, this is really great, I don’t know if you’re for real (jaded 20-something-year-old speak, I guess) but I’ve enjoyed reading about your journey. This is cool, keep it up, and I’ll keep reading!

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