Staff and volunteers of the Elmbrook Humane Society will be blogging about what's going on at the society, as well as other observations about life in Wisconsin.
The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. EBHS services the city of Brookfield, the villages of Butler, Chenequa, Elm Grove and Nashotah, and the towns of Brookfield and Delafield. EBHS shelters unwanted pets and strays, and rescues injured domestic animals and wildlife, provides resources for individuals with companion animals and provides Humane Education to schools and civic groups.
Visit our web site at www.EBHS.org.
I was unable to write yesterday, as I had to run out to take my kids for back to school hair appointments, since they have to take class pictures in August. I also just had my dogs to the groomer last weekend. I would like to share my top 10 reasons why taking your companion to the groomer is much more pleasant than getting back to school haircuts:
10. Your dog cannot ask for their hair to be styled like their favorite Disney teen celebrity, or cartoon character after you return to the waiting area.
9. You can drop your dog off and come back in a little while and not have to fear your dog telling the groomer things like "Mommy likes wine in the morning" or "Mommy does not wear pants to bed"
8. Often your groomer has a nice selection of things you actually will buy and use, unlike the hair products at a salon that they recommend to make your child's hair look like they do when you pick them up and will invariably age like fine wine under the sink until they dry up on their own.
7. Your dog cannot tell the hairdresser that you would love it if they had a permanent pink stripe of hair like Avril Lavigne.
6. Groomers sometimes make housecalls.
5. Your dog does not get mad at you if they get a haircut they do not like. Heck, they are just so happy to see you they could care less what their hair looks like.
4. The mani-pedi is included with the grooming - they will even brush your dogs teeth! Try getting the stylist at Master Cuts to brush your kid's teeth!
3. Your dog usually is on their best behavior at the groomer. Unlike my 14 year old who perfected her dirty looks in the mirror each time the stylist tried to engage in lively chit-chat. Gotta love teenage girls!
2. Your groomer does not judge you for your bad interim "trim jobs", but your child's stylist looks at you with pity upon seeing your amateur bang trim job on your young child.
1. When you get home from the groomer, your dog will not hog the bathroom for 3 hours rewashing and styling their new do.
Thanks to all the groomers out there who put up with us fussy moms and dads! I suppose I should thank all the stylists too, as they sure do a better job cutting my family's hair than I do. Although, I did marry a man who cut his own hair right before a job interview and he kind of looked like Pee Wee Herman when he was done. He did get the job, but that is a story for another blog...