My previously well-coiffed Toby has been looking a bit shaggy, so I decided to get in touch with his groomer. When I did, they told me that since Toby is considered a dangerous animal only the owner is willing to work with him, and she is booked until January.
Looks like “Santa” won’t be bringing any gifts for Toby this year. All “his” money will be tied up in tips and gifts for the groomer to try to bribe her into seeing us again.
I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a perfect angel!
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FRANKLY.. I WOULD HAVE HARD WORDS WITH THIA SO CALLED GROOMER
SORRY BUT IF THEY CANT CONTROL A SMALL DOG THEY SHOULDNT BE ADVERTISING TO DO THE JOB THEY ASPIRE TO DO.
I THINK THEY NEED SPEAKING TO.
I ALSO LKE TOBY FLUFFY COATED
I am not ready to cause trouble just yet. So far this is the only groomer willing to take Toby because of his temper.
Toby says thank you for liking his fluffy coat!
How does his lordship feel about you taking the scissors to him?
I used to be able to take care of him myself, but over the past year or two Toby has become increasingly aggressive when I try to groom him. I’m not experienced enough to know how to be safe around a dog who is that upset.
I see what you meam
Train him to a soft muzzle. And I want to bite that groomer too. Also, those quilts are beautiful!
After having been attacked by Toby last year, I am afraid to even try to put a muzzle of him. Before Toby I thought I pretty much knew how to handle dogs, but this boy has turned out to be a mystery. For right now, the groomer is cheaper than the hospital.
Damn. I feel like he’s scared. Wish you could find a way around this
Me too. I know there is more going on than meets the eye, but I just don’t understand well enough to figure it out.
Have you considered taking him to the vet for a clip? Uncut fur really does become a health issue at a point. (I’m thinking of Winkie, mummified in mats when he was found.) And vets are better prepared to deal with frightened/aggressive dogs.
Hmm, I never thought of the vet for fur clips. I’m not sure if they do it or not, but I can ask. I need to pick some heart worm medicine for him soon anyway. Thanks!
At the very least, the vet might have some advice. Maybe a mild tranquilizer, like they give show dogs on airplanes. Or tips on muzzling a rattlesnake…
Ha! Rattlesnake muzzling. 😆
This problem with Toby only became bad starting last year. Our vet is one of those that locked humans out and won’t let them back in, so I’ve not had an opportunity to really talk to them or have them demonstrate how to handle a dog with issues.
We can’t go inside our vet’s either. But he will come outside to talk to us. Anyway, call your vet and explain the situation, and let him propose a solution.
Aw, Toby. Whether you are shaggy or shorn you are handsome and sweet-faced. We ❤ you. I know January seems a long way off…but at my well-seasoned age I'm sure it will seem like it gets here in no time flat. 😮
And I don't think you belong on THAT Naughty List, Toby. I'll talk to Santa and see if I can get you on a better Naughty List…the one I'm always on! It's a list of good-company peeps! 😉 😀 😛
PATS and RUBS and (((HUGS))) for you Mum!
PS…I know our vet office will trim nails so maybe they would trim fur, too. ??? Might want to call and check at your vet office.
There’s a different Naughty List? Cool! – Shaggy Toby (who also sings “Wasn’t Me”)
Yes, like I said I am on it every year. 😉 Toby, I prefer to think of our naughtiness as we are just keeping others on their toes. 😉 Making their boring lives more interesting. 😛 More exciting. 😀
So really, we should be getting awards and dinners for our good work, not being put on Naughty Lists? – Toby
Exactly! Right on! 🙂
So the Tobester is blacklisted, eh? A dangerous dogster. Maybe he is just trying to live up to your blog name and have some adventures? I wouldn’t cut him from the Xmas list, though; that might enrage him further and the terrorist terrier could deploy a poo of mass destruction.
A poo of mass destruction, eh? I am a tad concerned about the evil glint in Toby’s eye as he reads that. I’ve also found him practicing drawing bull’s eyes on things….
Bitey Dog…a self-fulfilling prophecy? Maybe I’ll name my next pup Extremely Wealthy.
The Adventures of Extremely Wealthy Dog….I like it.
It does have a nice ring to it.
Are you sure that is not a cat grooming shop because the groomers are pussies.
Ha ha! 😆😆😆
Knowing how tough Toby is to handle, I think they are brave. Braver than I am at any rate! 👍