Friday, March 23, 2012

New Grooming Client

This past weekend I groomed a heavily matted golden doodle, and a couple of equally matted bichons, one of whom was very anxious. The people were very happy with my work and I felt good about it too, so I guess I was feeling cavalier about the whole grooming thing overall. 


So cavalier, in fact, that when I was approached by a brand new client, a client who wasn't even of the same species as my usual clients, I didn't hesitate. 


Now I do specialize in grooming anxious dogs, and I've come up with a few tricks that allow me to do a reasonable job on most dogs.


But an anxious Swiss guy? That presents a whole new frontier of challenges.


I don't think I've ever had a client who stood up every five seconds when I was trying to cut his hair to check himself out in the mirror


But a little TTouch to the scalp, some soothing talk, and even this client was able to settle down and allow me to groom him. 


I won't be adding "Swiss guys" to my list of breeds I'll work on anytime soon, but I think I did a pretty good job for a first time!

13 comments:

  1. So funny! and job well done. Probably makes you appreciate your four-legged clients even more.

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  2. That's funny. I've been buzzing my husband's head for years and years, he still critiques my work. :-)

    good job with the swiss guy!

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  3. Thank goodness you helped that human. Bet there were all kinds of mats in that head
    Benny & Lily

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  4. Hi Kirsten, it does look good but what's up with Florian in the last photo. He looks like he's got a bad tummy ache. Did you give him a bad treat?

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    1. Those rawhide chews must not be made for the Swiss digestive system. Next time I'll have to break out my Gruyere snacks.

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  5. BOL! Thanks for the first laugh of the weekend. I think the cut looks pretty good and not unlike the number 2 that The Other Half gets. He doesn't get rawhide chews after though.

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  6. BOL! Oh that's funny! :D You did a good job on him! He looks kinda human now ;)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  7. Way to go Kristen! You did a great job!
    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  8. Swiss guy looks fantastic. Maybe you have a whole new career ahead of you.

    Mango Momma

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  9. I'll be waiting anxious for your next mention of Florian in a post. My marriage nearly ended when I asked my architect husband to cut the back of my hair straight across.

    Who would have thought that the they who uses a parallel rule to cut gift wrap couldn't manage to cut hair in a straight line?

    Of course, from your pictures, it looks like you did much better on your project than my husband did on his.

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