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I needed to take Maggie to get her hair done yesterday. She was long overdue. In California I took her every two weeks for a wash and comb-out. It was her spa/play day. Since being in Colorado, I had only taken her once and hadn't been happy with them so I've been searching. I checked Yelp.com to get reviews but the best places are way downtown Denver and too far to go to. One of my neighbors suggested a place near here, but the reviewers on Yelp all said, "don't take your dogs here!"
The one place that was near our home and had great reviews was, of all places, PetSmart. Now I admit, I'm a snob when it comes to certain things. Not all things, but a few. When it comes to Maggie I want the very best. But I knew she needed done so I figured once wouldn't hurt and I could tell by her demeanor how she liked it when I got there.
I was so pleasantly surprised! One good thing was that her groomer, Jamie, had owned a Scottie so knew what she needed and the Scottie idiosyncrasies (they hate their nails to be clipped). When I picked Maggie up, Jamie was sitting down holding her and Maggie was happy. Maggie looked GORGEOUS and Jamie proceeded to tell me what the previous groomer had done wrong and what she will do in the future to get her into the perfect Scottie shape. Whew!!!! Also, I can set up the twice a week schedule like I had in California for the same price. The "regular" grooming places here are much more expensive.
After we picked her up we went to the local shopping center with her. Every Friday night they have a live band with music and it's great fun to walk around and people watch. It's like one big party. Maggie really enjoyed herself and got lots of smiles, although, I suspect some people thought she looked a little "girly" with two pink polka dot bows on her butt! I, on the other hand, think she looks ADORABLE! You just have to picture her running around the yard, pink bows and all, chasing rabbits!
My advise for the week is to check out Yelp.com for reviews and to realise that some places, even though you don't think they are worth going to, might just be the answer!
Have a great weekend! We're off to the local Farmer's Market! To my friends and family in California - Stay Cool!