Saturday, July 24, 2010
Bo Loves It When Women Fight Over Him
A month ago we met another groomer while walking Bo at the park. We are used to Bo getting compliments but she really liked Bo. In a few minutes the conversation turned to his ridiculous haircut. Turns out she is a groomer and invited us to try her out. She diplomatically says that he would look better if he wasn't groomed to look like a Bijon Frise. We tried her out and she was amazing.
So I bring the jaunty Mr. Bo to the boarding kennel before vacation and who do I run into but his old groomer. "Would you like me to cut Bo's hair while he's here?" So I get this guilty look and say "No that's ok." Well, when I go to pick Bo up two weeks later the kennel owner wants to talk to me in the office. I'm thinking did he bite somebody, steal another dog's food, what? No, the groomer is upset because we don't bring Bo to her anymore. He told me Bo's last grooming was done by someone else because she was off sick. Then he goes on to say that the original groomer takes pride in her work and wants to make us happy. Well, I fall back on my usual M.O. and say that Carol has the final say in our boy's appearance; after all her name is on the title.
Bo has a an appointment with his new stylist in a week. What should I do? Should I bring Bo to the other groomer after his cut and say "this is what I want you to do?" CP says screw the kennel groomer, I'll take him where I want! I guess she's right, she is his legal guardian. It's just that I'm the one that has to take the Little Prince to the kennel and run into his old groomer who looks like she's about to off herself; she loves the our little Bo-Man. It's just too much emotion over a dog's haircut.
I have patients that don't want me, but I don't care. Why is this upsetting me so much??