IT'S A DOG BLOG
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
WE HAVE THAT SPECIAL CONNECTION
JILLY ANN: BEFORE PICTURE
Jilly Ann took her first trip to a professional grooming salon yesterday.
I kind of gave up trying to clip her myself. She is the worst behaved dog that I've ever tried to groom. She wiggles, she squiggles, she pulls, dodges and weaves.
Full disclosure in mind, I described these behaviors, even adding that I was willing to pay a penalty for having a bad dog. Especially because, I warned the groomer, she does that charming, excitable peeing thing.
When she called me back in under an hour, I answered the phone tentatively, expecting that Jilly had flunked out of Grooming 101.
"No, no, she was fine. She's done. You can come and pick her up."
As soon as she handed me the leash, I rushed her outside.
Coming back in to pay, I explained that I knew she would pee as soon as I looked at her. "Did she pee while she was here?"
"No," they say, "she did not."
"Well," I tell them, like I'm all proud of myself, "all the girls pee when they see ME!!"