This is George..... before being groomed!
George was my grooming job for today. I am starting to get pretty busy now as lots of 'snowbirds' have returned to Arizona for the winter. In fact, I have 5 dogs booked and one cat's nails to trim over the next couple of days.
Back to George......he is such a cutie. However, he is NOT fond of being groomed and absolutely hates his nails being trimmed. It's difficult for me to admit but I have to muzzle George to get his nails cut because he WILL bite me. In twenty some years of grooming I can attest to only having been bitten once and that time was my fault because I wasn't paying attention to the signs! Mind you, I've groomed all kinds of dogs as well as boarded some of the freakiest, meanest, biggest dogs there were and was only bit once.
That's pretty good.
I actually had to break down and buy a muzzle just for George. His owners know it. They know his quirks first hand, though not bitten thankfully, they too know he will! Poor George even had to be de-barked or he was going to be kicked out of their summer park. George is a rescued dog so who knows what his previous life entailed and why he dislikes grooming so much. One can only imagine.
I got him done today without incident thanks to the dreaded muzzling but when I tried to take a finished picture, he turned his back to me. Hmmmm....wonder what he was saying!!!
I bet he's thinking he would like to give me the 'furry paw'!!!