September 23, 2013

BEFORE AND AFTER

Lulu is five years old now and still hates being groomed.

before1

Here she is as we set off for the “hairdressers” last week.  It had been six weeks since her last trim and she was looking a bit shaggy.

 before2

She’s pretty good at working out where we’re going when she gets in the car, depending on what time of day it is.  At this time it could mean a drive to a nice long walk, going to my dad’s for a few hours, a visit to the vet or………… the dreaded grooming.

When we get near the grooming salon I can tell she knows what’s happening.  When I open the boot she lies upside down, on her back, squashed up against the car seat, to make it as difficult as possible for me to put her lead on and get her out.

But we have ways of doing things !!  I can’t lift her myself as she’s too heavy ~ especially when she’s upside down ~ so I just pick up the blanket underneath her and tip her out onto the ground.  It might seem rather unkind and very unbecoming of a young lady ~ but it works.

before3

I do sympathise with her.  She seems to have very sensitive skin and the grooming process must be very uncomfortable for her.  The ladies that do it are very kind and careful with her.

When I pick her up three hours later she looks absolutely gorgeous and smells nice too.

before4

Here she is looking at me with that “how could you let them do this to me AGAIN” look on her face.  If you click to enlarge the photo you will see that her poor feet are very red and swollen.  Within a few hours they are always back to normal though.

And who can resist giving a really nice tasty treat to such a beautiful girl ??!!