Introducing Winnie! She is a senior #bichonpoo with vision and hearing deficits. This can create some unique grooming challenges but I’m happy to accommodate these special sweethearts. SWIPE for the after picture.
Say hello to Marley! This pretty girl came to see me for a spa day last week. I always love seeing her and she is such a sweetheart. She sometimes gets agitated by other dogs so a calm grooming environment is perfect for her. (Although she did Woof! at my husband when he briefly interrupted her pampering 🤣) #dogmodel#doodle#dogownersofkw#dogsofdtk#dogsofinstagram#prettydog
I have quite a few new followers so I thought it might be time to reintroduce myself and my “staff”. First up, meet Ben! He is the reason I made my mid life career change to become a groomer. HIS STATS: he is a bullmastiff. He’s 8 1/2 years old which makes him a #seniordog He weighs around 140lbs. He was previously a therapy dog providing comfort to seniors. HIS SKILLS: he is a pro at protecting the world from squirrels and mailmen. He is in charge of snacks. If you come to my home for a grooming appointment, he will probably let out a big Woof! when you arrive and then will promptly fall asleep. Even though he is very friendly and mellow, I keep him separated from any visiting pups so if you’re nervous of big dogs or worried about your dog interacting with him, he will be busy (sleeping) in another part of the house during grooming sessions. He has his own Instagram account if you’re interested @itsbenandgeri ❤️ #doggrooming#doggroomer#bullmastiff#therapydog#kwawesome#dogownersofkw#dogsofdtk#dtklove
cleaning up Friday night food scraps on Saturday morning is my kinda brunch 🍳 #dogsofdtk
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This morning we had to say goodbye to my brother, Billy ♥️♥️
Our time together was short, but I enjoyed all our cuddles and kisses! Sorry for always picking on you, I only did it because I LOVE you! 😻🐶
I had the absolute pleasure of grooming sweet Sasha this weekend. I think she is a perfect example of why I want to groom in a private, calm environment. She is very much a senior dog and can no longer stand for the length of time it requires for a full groom - she would most likely be turned away from a big box grooming salon. I was able to tailor the grooming experience to fit her needs. We did most of the groom with her sprawled out on soft blankets. When we got too hot, we did the brushing outside. This process can be a slow one but it allows me to closely examine her and report back to mom about any issues I might find. I love that she was relaxed enough at the end of the groom to wander back into the bathing/drying area to chill out. (Swipe for video) ❤️. Huge hugs to @grandma_hailey for letting me spend some time with this “little” lady. #malamute#doggrooming#seniordog#groomedbysusan#dogsofdtk#dogownersofkw
Friends, my family and I could use some love, prayers and good vibes.
On Friday we went to the vet.
Dolly has 2 very swollen mammary glands and several swollen lymphnodes throughout her body on her neck, armpit, and back legs.
At our vet's advice, we opted to get a tissue sample from a few areas and had them sent away for diagnostics.
Early next week we should have some answers. Dolly is in virtually no pain, behaving like her crazy, happy, normal self. She is rapidly losing her vision but this is likely progressive retinal atrophy, common in small terriers.
Today Dolly took me on a squirrel hunt through Victoria Park in the rain. We got drenched as we went into bushes sniffing the little rascals out. I followed wherever she went. I'm pretty sore and damp, but if I get a cold it will be worth it.
Terriers are the best dogs ever; My soul yearns for a doberman, but my heart loves the terrier.
Their tenacity for life is amazing.
I'm crying and living life to the fullest with my Dolly Lolly for as long as I can.
Looking for something fun to do with your four-legged family member tomorrow? Head to City Hall for the 6th Annual @doghauswaterloo Howl-O-Ween Parade! Saturday October 26, 1pm. Costumes aren't required (just come for the walk!) but there are prizes for best dressed. 🎃 🐶 👻 #dogsofdtk#lovemyhood#packwalk#howloween