This post is a story of before and after. When I first got Bizz he was a shaved down, underweight, shaking little dog. In the last three months he gained weight and his hair grew in - masses of soft fluffy curls that were amazing to dig your fingers into. But as with all things thick and curly - I started to see the signs of potential future mattings. Copious amounts of conditioner and a lot of brushing helped but Bizz was also starting to over heat slightly on walks during the day, his nails were getting long and much like his owner - his hair was getting in his eyes.
So, I decided it was time to go to the groomer. This was a challenge because I am an over researcher. I read Yelp reviews - eliminating every one with a negative review. At last I found one - Judy's K9 Grooming - which was less than a mile from my house and had nothing but five star reviews. I called and Judy interrogated me before agreeing to an appointment. When Bizz had his accident she insisted on postponing so he'd have time to heal.
I dropped Bizz off yesterday. Here are the before pictures I took:
When I dropped him off I asked for the works - bath, grooming, ear cleaning, toe nails, anal gland (don't ask) and to make him summer ready.
She called a few hours later and said he was ready. I went back and for a moment I did not recognize the beautiful stylish dog I was presented with. If he hadn't come over to me and immediately put his paws up I would have thought I had the wrong dog. My lost little waif has become a show dog. Here is the result:
So I did pick the right groomer. We'll see how all this grows in the next two months.