I know some people get upset at this kind of grooming – I think they’ve decided it’s exploitative, but I think it’s fun, and the dogs don’t appear to mind. They are definitely prancing around, all proud of their ‘dos. At least in this video.
If you live in Rhode Island and take your dog to the groomer, you may want to weigh in on the pending legislation known as 2017-H 6054. The bill, introduced by State House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick), would require that groomers be licensed, similar to the way in which hairstylists and barbers are licensed.
Similar legislation was defeated in 2013, but after a pug recently died during a nail trim at a big box grooming station, Shekarchi re-introduced the idea. No fault has been found in the dog’s death, but the lawmaker thinks this is an idea whose time has come.
Rhode Island would be the first state in the country to create any licensing requirements for dog groomers.
Do you remember a few weeks ago when I said my niece, Allison, had signed up to be a dog-sitter on DogVacay? She’s in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, if any of you are looking for a sitter.
After a few initial hiccups (one of her dogs had a seizure while she was giving a prospective client a tour), she is apparently doing quite well. This is her menagerie for this week. Although four of them live there, it still looks like a good-sized crowd.
She also does grooming and makes accessories such as neckties and bows for dogs. She’s very talented, and I’m proud to say she’s family!
Oh, and did I mention what a great photographer she is? Apparently, she got their attention with a spoonful of peanut butter!
If you’ve ever come near a fresh skunk killed on the highway, you know the stench. What happens when your dog meets up with a skunk? After they roll in it, I mean. The problem is that skunks spray out a very oily substance meant to scare away anyone who might consider approaching too closely. Continue reading Skunked!→
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