Grooming

I will begin working in the grooming room next week!! The Groomer talked to the Boss Man, and they decided it would be fine for me to start working in there. She said she was excited to have me start, which made me feel really good since it’s a pretty tiny groom room and she was saying it was important to get along with whoever you were working with in such a tiny space! So that must mean she thinks she’ll be able to tolerate me. πŸ˜‰

I think I’ll be starting off working about three days in the groom room, and then also still work in boarding as well. She was telling me that when the last bather started, they began booking more dogs to do since it wasn’t just the Groomer and the part-time bather working anymore, and they could get to more dogs. When the bather left, they were pretty much screwed, since they still had that many dogs to do and couldn’t just un-book the appointments!

I’m pretty sure I’ll love it though, so after a few weeks I’ll let her know that I’m definitely on-board, and maybe then I can start working in there more often. I won’t be able to learn as quickly if I’m not in there as much as I could be! She was warning me that I’ll be super sore (working muscles I don’t realize I have!) and my hands and arms will get really dry. (being in the water all day!) She said after a few weeks my body should beΒ acclimatingΒ to it, as long as I can hang in there! I know I’ll be able to though; perhaps I can talk Lucas into giving me some back massages. πŸ˜‰

The Groomer also gave me some magazines and an older version of the AKC (American Kennel Club) book, plus another dog grooming book to look through. The latter one she wants back, but is letting me keep the others! That was super nice of her, and she gave me a card to sign up for the Groomer to Groomer magazine for a free year’s subscription! I’m really excited. πŸ˜€

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Here they all are! The Groomer magazine has the black since it had the address and her name on it.

She said when she went to school she mostly just learned about dog breeds, the anatomy, and how each one acts for the most part, and learned all of the actual grooming from her apprenticing. There’s a Half Price Books up in Iowa, so when we go up there for Thanksgiving I’m going there to look for some dog anatomy books and other grooming books! Hopefully I can find some good deals.

I’ll definitely be keeping you posted on when I start; I think it’ll be Tuesday and Wednesday starting at nine; they were going to have me come in Thursday too, but I’ll be going up to Iowa then so I’ll have to wait ’til the next week to continue! I can’t wait!!

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    • LOL!! I actually had no idea about the anal glands until I was watching her do a bath the other day. I think I’ll actually enjoy just the fur and anal glands opposed to all the blood and puke and poo. πŸ˜‰ I think I will love it; I’ll definitely keep you posted on how it goes! πŸ™‚

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  1. This remind me, I need to take Coco to get groomed. She’s petrified of having her nails clipped. She shakes, poor thing. I hope you get dogs with pleasant personalities πŸ™‚

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  2. That sounds like the coolest job in the world. While I don’t work in dog-land (how I wish I could,) I have a good collection of dog books too πŸ™‚ Best for your new job, and thanks for welcoming me back. I must’ve missed a lot of your posts…now off to check if you’ve written any new stories.

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    • I’m thinking it is! I can’t think of a better way to spend my time, plus I actually look forward to going to work! It doesn’t even feel like work. πŸ™‚ I don’t think I have any new stories up, unfortunately. I should really do that! I’ve been working on my longer ‘book’ that I’ve been working on for forever, so that’s part of why the shorter stories haven’t been appearing. I’ll try to get back on that. πŸ™‚

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  3. Oh, I’m so super excited for you!! I cannot wait to hear how it works for you! I really hope you absolutely love it! I just had a sweet visual in my mind… you get to paint toenails too! Super cute and super fun! And no way can you have a better client than a dog! πŸ˜€

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    • I know!! I’m really super excited. I’m going to be doing a lot of research this weekend! She was talking with me yesterday, and I think from now ’til the end of the year I’ll be helping her Tues., Wed., Thurs. each week. So that’s really exciting!! πŸ˜€ Then maybe next year I’ll be able to start working more days with her. Yes, she paints their nails too; it’s going to be a lot of fun!! And they won’t be complaining to me or anything, haha. πŸ˜‰

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