This is Dublin’s “Please don’t do it!” face. This weekend both Aussies were groomed and it’s always an experience! They both hate it but react in different ways.
Yesterday Bailey was groomed at my friend’s shop. I had the pleasure of giving her a bath at home a few days earlier so she only needed to be clipped and trimmed. However, despite our best efforts and a lot of training Bailey wants to KILL THE BLOWDRYER. Like, for real. So it’s always an ordeal when we try to get some of her excessive hair off before it mats. But she survived and so did I, thanks to our awesome groomer.
Today it was Dublin’s turn. Now Dublin loves the grooming room at the shop because he goes to daycare and likes to “work” when other dogs are getting groomed. He was thrilled to walk into the shop today and even more thrilled to go into the grooming room. Then I picked him up and put him in the tub. All bets are off then! He starts shaking and crying, shaking his wet body and spraying water all over the room and me. By the end of the bath he is wet and I am soaked. Then we have to blowdry him (which he tolerates much better than Bailey) which results in hair everywhere. Of course I am soaking wet so the hair clings to me like a magnet. I look like some crazy human lint brush by the end.
But after an hour of grooming yesterday and two hours of grooming today both dogs are cleaned up and presentable. Thank goodness! Now we don’t need to go through that again until at least June!