Furry Friends Friday - You Asked for It - Gabby Before & After
For those with dogs who require grooming, you will understand the trepidation and sheer stress that goes into that first grooming appointment. While we have been using this groomer our last 3 dogs, this new one was a furry mess before I got brave enough to take her in!
Gabby is SO small and I worried about her not doing well at the groomer. She had been a challenge since day-1 to bathe, brush and detangle. She doesn't like it one little bit!
She gleefully met the staff at the groomer's shop but, her excitement quickly waned, according to the groomer! First off, she hated being bathed! Yep, we knew that. Then, she hated the dryer - so they had to let her air dry...and that was a LOT of fur to air dry! And, of course, just as she is at home, she hated being combed and detangled.
So, they put the trimmer to work and found that she did pretty well with it. Instead of taking her back in two weeks for a 'full cut,' since she didn't mind the trimmer too much, I told them to go ahead and take it all off - and they did!
We were so happy to see the end results and it really did energize her. I don't know if it was because all of that hair was a lot to carry around or if she just enjoyed the attention but, she was the house 'priss' when she arrived home!
Maddie didn't know what on earth to think of her! She went with me to go pick up Gabby at the groomer's and she held her head pretty high that she was able to walk in and walk out without having to 'be the patient' there!
Kudos to Grateful Paws in Belmont, NC for their infinite patience with all of our dogs. They saw our first two through their senior years and all that went along with arthritic legs, hot spots, Cushing's Disease and even an achilles tendon tear.
They were wonderful then and are wonderful now with our two super small dogs who simply DO NOT like to be groomed! They are a challenge and the staff never complain. In fact, yesterday they phoned me every step of the way to let me know how Gabby was doing. I can't thank them enough for their care and professionalism and HIGHLY recommend them.
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