MY MOM CUTS MY HAIR NOW
by Iris Miller
mom styles me
We have not yet found the groomer who Tuffy is compatible with, and who will give him the haircut I request, and do not do what I ask them not to do (like, please do not cut his tail!) I have written in the past about the nightmare groomer episodes(Tuffy has been completely shaved down by groomers three times, which traumatized him)*.read my previous postings.
For the past couple of years or so, I have been teaching myself to groom Tuffy, and teaching him to be patient about it. It takes me about three days to bathe, dry, comb and brush, clip and style, trim the paw pads and even up with the scissors. I take him to the vet or a pet store groomer to clip his nails(I don't have the guts for it, I'm afraid I'll make him bleed). I'm no where near professional status, but I think I'm doing a fair job (though I do wish I had a groomer to call our own.
Right now Tuffy looks like a baby polar bear. His hair has grown thick for winter and sticks out like a puffball. I recently trimmed around his eyes and face but am still recovering from surgery on my broken ankle and can't stand up long enough to groom him. I've been detangling and cutting out matts as I find them on him.
It's been a rough year for us, first a broken arm to start the year, then a broken ankle to end it. My faithful friend Tuffy it my side and at the foot of my bed, healing and cheering me up. We really could use a bath (for him) and a cute puppy cut. I believe the groomers at Petsmart where I used to bring him, used a #1" clipper and basically the Bischon or Maltese puppy cut hairstyle. short and fluffy.
love as always, Iris and Tuffy.