Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh the Indignity of It!!!

You've all heard from time to time about what some of us wires face when it is time for the dreaded grooming. Well, here is evidence, up close and personal -- very personal -- about what goes on at our house...
Before we go on, however, we must offer a disclaimer on behalf of our dear Dogdad: Since I, Jakey, almost had a seizure at a professional groomer's several years ago, he has taken it on himself to do a kinder, gentler, kind of grooming. Sometimes he just uses the furminator. But when we start "bloomng," it's time to get more serious. Instead of using a professional table with supporting ropes, he invites us on to his lap. And instead of a total stripping, he plucks only as far on our jackets and faces as we can endure, and then clips the rest of us. The result? Well here we are, as I said, up close and very personal.
When both my ears go up, you know it's serious!Very serious!Fur. Mine!!But there is frequent consolation!!
What just happened?I think it's over, but just in case, I'll stay under here!!We have an equal opportunity household: Just Harry know what's coming! Must we?Are we done yet???
Ah, all's well that ends well. After all we've been through... Treat time!!!Jake and Just Harry

32 comments:

Eduardo said...

Y'all look great! Funny pics!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Oh, you both look SO nice. Me's jealous, though. No one holds me when they steal my hair like that.

Levi

Faya said...

Hahahahaha... Ok, I am sorry but you look so funny. Like rabbits ! I hope your treats were good enough. And.....you look handsome !
Kisses, Faya

Gus said...

Oh my....you two look so handsome. I don't know, Maybe muzzer should get lessons.

gussie

Lacy said...

w00f's pups, me thinks u boff look super dooper...they not has to cut me furs much..but me not like a baff...

b safe,
~rocky~

Lady Kaos said...

I'm glad I don't have to go through that! That's gret that your dad does it in a nice way and that you get treats afterwards!
Kaos

Asta said...

Jake and Just Harry
I think youw Dad could give lessons to my Mommi..he did a faboolous job, of couwse it's easy when you'we as handsome as the two of you.
smoochie kisses
ASTA

River said...

You all look clean and fluffy. We have a couple beagles with undercoats that 'blow' but I'm a single coat guy. I guess your suffering was worth it, right?

love & wags,
River

Sophie Brador said...

All I can say is, thank dog I'm a lab. I would not fit on your dog dad's lap.

xo
SB

the Corgi Girls said...

BOL, we like you with your ears up! So cute!!!

;o)
M & I

Joe Stains said...

How long does it take before BOTH ears go down? ;) It looks pretty bad to me guys.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys look so handsome! We don't get to sit on mom's lap but we do get groomed at home so we're very happy about that!
You're both spiffy and ready for the holidays!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Sure the best part of all of that was the treat time!
Handsome boys!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Your Daddy grooms you? Our daddy wouldn't know an undercoat rake from the yard rake in the garage!!! WOW! Mumsie does us on the floor in the laundry room...our grooming times have shortened since we got Stanley...Mumsie says she can only eat so much fur...when she's sneezin' it, we're done...works for us!!

You boyz look very very handsome...if ur done bein' MOM OG A MOOSE, let me know...

Love and kissies...lacie

Simba said...

Looks like some sort of torture ! I have just had my fur cut and Mummy has promised not again until after Christmas, yay.

Simba x

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You both look VERY handsome! Our mom keeps talking about grooming us, but after giving Patches a bath, she decided we are still going to the groomer! What a wimp!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Snowball said...

You 2 look really handsome after the grooming.

Jake, I think your ears are really cool! I can never make my year stand. LOL.

Luv
Snowball

with love, Madison said...

You two look fabulous - you Dad might have a second profession! Madison just got her first schnauzer cut and she looks beautiful. H-Mom didn't even think about hand-stripping ... what a huge project!

Eric said...

What we have to endure for our squariness, but boyz you are truly handsome. Hey the trick with the ears gets them leggededs with the aaaaaahh factor every time!

Wiry wags, Eric x

Dewey Dewster said...

Sorry guys...

No one likes the groomin' business includin' us....why couldn't we be poodles instead 'n get clipped???? Pap was at Toby lately but Gram's lookin' at me 'n Mom and I just don't like that look at all....it spells trouble fer us both...

Yer Dad does a nice job....love the ears.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Moco said...

Both of you are looking as handsome as ever. Great job, dogdad.

Molly and Taffy said...

Hee hee, those were funny pictures. On a serious not though we are glad you are groomed at home, it is so much better isn't it. The treats are much tastier and a good wrassle with the huumans is such fun.

Molly and Taffy

Patience-please said...

We're glad we're fur-challenged.

a little to sad for wags just yet, we're still the whippets

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Your Dad does a great job! You both look wonderful. And cookies too. Yum!
Hugs
Sunny&Scooter

Agatha and Archie said...

Well well well this is an interesting situation.We get done ON TOP OF THE DRYER....not on anyone's lap.You can BE SURE we are going to leave this post around so SOMEONE can see it..You both look very handsome( a usual) Love A+A

Lenny said...

You guys look really handsome. But I hope you got lots of treats.

Your friend, Lenny

William Tell said...

Mom has always groomed us, too, and we put up with the same indignities. I like to assume the pretzel position, myself, just to test her skills. You have some good moves there!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness you two look so adorable. D saw 2 wires while in Japan on their holiday. She even had a photo with them. We suspect she wishes we were wires.....sigh.

tailwags
Noah x

Lenny said...

I agree with your detectives' conclusion - it had to be a plant! I am innocent!

Your friend, Lenny

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow, we are glad we do not have to go through that. We gets lots and lots and lots of brushing because we produce lots and lots and lots of fur, but at least it just falls our and no clipping is involved. Except for nails. We hate that.

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Harry and Jake,

You two look absolutely handsome with your new doos. I hate the stripping thing, come to think of it I'm not too fond of getting brushed or combed. My Mom wants to learn how to hand strip, she just has to find someone who will teach her. She kinda touched on the subject with the groomer but he wasn't interested.

I'm glad you got some yummy treats for your ordeal.

With Wagging Tail..

Looney-tunes

PerfectTosca said...

ACK! Grooming! Ask me about it! I mean when I blow my coat it's dangerous! globs of fur pop out of my body and The Woman says it reminds her of that movie Gremlins when they reproduce! Next thing you know, off to the groomer! Ever seen a collie after a bath? We look like large rats!