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Gizmo had his first grooming session yesterday.  I was so nervous and apprehensive about it.  I just wanted it to be a good experience for him.  I didn't want him to be scared of the blow dryer, razor, being caged in a room with other dogs, and being handled by "strangers". 

 

Apparently, he had none of my fears!  We arrived and was greeted by a big boxer mix (?) that was behind a gate in the grooming room.  He was very friendly and Gizmo wanted to play ... BAD!  The groomer came out and talked with him and all the while Gizmo explored as far as his leash would take him.  He was oblivious.  When the groomer squatted down by him, Gizmo wagged all over immediately.  The groomer picked him up and Gizmo was just as happy as can be.  He didn't even know I left.  :(

 

I picked him up a few hours later and he was happy to see me.  He wasn't timid or shy after his "ordeal".  He did potty on the floor, but I was told that it was the only time since he'd been there.  He's used to going outside right away after being in his condo, so I suppose he thought he should've been taken out immediately then, too.

 

The groomer said he did great!  He wasn't afraid of the high powered blower or even the more mild blower to "style" him.  He didn't piddle at all while grooming like some of the other dogs do.  I was told the cost would be a little higher if they had to have 2 people help groom him - one to hold, one to groom.  That wasn't necessary - it only took one groomer.

 

He looks beautiful, fluffy and was very happy.  We'll do this again!!!!

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Comment by Linda on October 29, 2011 at 9:08am
Jo Bill: I am in between Flint and Lansing.
Comment by Jo Bill on October 28, 2011 at 7:37pm
I tried to get some pics right after, but I had to do it alone ... Terry was at work.  So, I didn't really get the view I wanted.  He kept following me around and barking at the camera.  What a HAM!
Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on October 28, 2011 at 6:17pm
I hope you are going to post a picture of his new groom.
Comment by Jo Bill on October 28, 2011 at 4:42pm
Linda:  Where are you in Michigan?  I'm in the Grand Rapids area.
Comment by Linda on October 28, 2011 at 4:04pm
Glad to hear you had a great experience. I see we are both from Michigan. My groomer is Heavenly Scent Pet Resort and Spa. I asked when I could make an appointment. I told her she needs to treat the human counter parts too. lol. She is a friend of mine and told me too bad she pampers dogs. Bummer.
Comment by Bruce Anderson and Ginger on October 28, 2011 at 3:39pm
Happy experience...great !

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