It was time for the mole patrol to be groomed. I dreaded the 45 minute drive one way to the groomers to drop them off early in the morning and then spending 5 hours trying to find something to do in town and then going back to pick them up and driving another 45 minutes home. But they were getting awfully overgrown so I just made up my mind.... I can do that. So I asked O Wise One when he went to the farm store for feed to pick me up a set of dog clippers. He came home with a pretty shiny silver set with lots of attachments and I got on the internet and researched how to clip a Scottish Terrier.
Riley all fuzzy last week
(He's pouting and won't look at the camera)
It's not bad for a first attempt and now I can groom them as often as I want right in the comfort of my front porch. I put the hair on my garden to maybe keep away the rabbits...it's worth a try. I took the Dremel tool and trimmed their nails and it worked great. I save $60 which is what it costs to get them both groomed and a tank of gas. Not to mention 6 hours of my time. I am hoping with practice I will only get better but after all I am not showing them but I do like to keep them clean. Especially since they live in my house. So on top of everything else, now I am the groomer too! Another job for me.
I really don't know why I didn't do this years ago? Anyone else do their own grooming?
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