We’ve had a heat wave this week in Cleveland… in the 90s in September.
I was feeling it and so was Lulu. So it was time for her second shave-down this summer. While we only adopted Lulu last November, I have already stepped into the realm of at-home grooming. Being she is a naturally long-haired dog it was clear she had been groomed before in her life prior to our adoption. When we first took her to the groomer they said she was very well-behaved.
I actually had a lot of trouble finding a groomer for her and when we finally found someone we liked … only two blocks from where we live, the business suddenly relocated and let the groomer go. I was really upset over the idea of having to find another groomer again. But maybe more upsetting was the cost of grooming. At $40 a pop this was going to add up big time over Lulu’s lifespan. Her hair grows really quickly so she was going every other month, too. (More than I get my hair cut!)
I started to watch grooming videos on YouTube and researching clippers on Amazon.com. I also spoke to a friend who has a morkie she has groomed at home. Maybe I could do this myself? The husband thought I was crazy.
But I figured if the clippers cost $60 and I screwed it up twice… we wouldn’t be out any more than the cost of two grooming sessions. Instead I didn’t screw it up. Lulu seems happy with her new ‘do and is a lot more comfortable. So you are probably wondering how she turned out?
Take a look…
Maybe when I become more comfortable with the process I will film a video and/or post details about how I groom her. I will definitely say it’s easier to do outside right now. Come winter I’m not sure yet how we’ll manage with all that hair!
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