Thursday, January 13, 2022


 First up for today.... I'm taking the dogs to the groomers.

It will be the first time using the groomer at Pet Essentials, Rototuna.  I hope they do a good job.

For the first time EVER, I am going to ask for the groomer to cut the dogs ear hair right back.  I'm sick to death of the knots!  Seriously, they get knots on their ears, and under their ears SO QUICKLY.  

I know I'm not going to like the look, but I bet the dogs will like the relief from having me comb out their knots!

While the dogs are there I am going to get some groceries. Our pantry is rather bare.

The result of some of my tidying up the garage yesterday:

ABOVE:  I had wool in these storage cupboards.  Now I am using them for my UFO's, and projects to be done.

ABOVE:  I moved those two shelving units out of the sewing room ...  still plenty of room in the garage for me car!

ABOVE:  Now I have more work room in the sewing room.  

So, that's me for now.  I will try and remember to take 'before' and 'after' photos of the girls.

12.48 am:  And I'm home after a busy morning.
I dropped the dogs off to the groomer, with strict instructions.... take OFF the ear hair!
She agreed it was a very good idea, taking into account Coco's ongoing, never ending ear infection.

Maybe having no hair around her ear canal will help?

Anyway, after that I did the grocery shopping.  Grabbed heaps for young Griffin too.  He's still learning about BUDGETING.

Came home, put all the groceries away and then picked up the girls.

I felt really nervous about seeing them without their long ears.  Like I felt like I might cry.
But NO!

They do look VERY different, but not in a  bad way.

ABOVE:  Before and afters.  I think they will be way more comfortable now.
I have booked their next 6 appointments too, so they never have to wait so long again.

ABOVE:  I bought them this cooling pad too.  Right now I'm sitting on it to see how it feels.
It does feel cool to begin with... but perhaps not after a while.  πŸ˜•

Well that cooling pad only keeps you cool for about 4 minutes, then it starts to warm up.  Think I wasted a chunk of money.

Right.  It's 5.40 pm.  I took the cooling pad back, it's the first 'Return' they have had.  It was WARM when I took it back!  They were so surprised.  But I got me money back, so I'm happy.

Griffin arrived to pick up food, and is staying for dinner.  Love seeing him.

ABOVE:  Love this kid.  Long, lanky, smelly, grubby kid. πŸ’™πŸ˜Œ

10.01 pm:  And what an awesome day.  Got heaps done again, and I'm super happy with the girls groom.
Time to sign off for the day.


  1. Siobhan got a cooling pad for the cat, he actually loves it :-)

  2. The dogs are adorable with their new haircuts. They look like puppies:)

  3. doggies look very cute!!!!!... I bet you are glad to find a reliable groomer xxxx

  4. Anonymous3:08 PM

    I think the cooling pad will be ok for the dogs as they don't weigh I sat on it it would heat up in 4 mins


  5. Anonymous3:15 PM

    They look so much better. People use those cooling mats for hot flushes. I'm told they're really good but 4 mins does t sound right. Take it back. Kj

  6. The dogs look fine. And cool. Ask them what they think about the mat. They might find it lovely.

  7. Dogs look great! Return the cooling mat.

  8. Pretty girls 🐢🐢 must remind my groomer to do the same πŸ’™πŸ’™

  9. Hey nephew πŸ‘‹πŸ˜„

  10. Maybe you already do all this and I don’t remember.

    We have a liquid solution to avoid ear infections that we get from the vet. I am not sure what is in it, but four drops go in each ear once a week, are rubbed in and then ears are wiped with gauze. At our house this is a Saturday morning routine. One ear, out of two dogs, yields excess wax/goo and we feel would get bad without this process. No infections, knock on wood.

    And we brush/comb dogs once a day, which is a very quick process, no knots form. Now that your dogs hair is shorter, and they are going to the groomers regularly, a once a day preventive comb thru is very doable.

    Ours go to the groomer every other month. We give them a bath at home once, in the month in between. (You could get on Lacy’s schedule once a month for their bath. Or even once a week for ears and good comb out. That would make a difference.)

    Did the dogs end up liking their pool?

  11. The pups look great! I bet it feels nice since it is so hot there.


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