Because of this, we have tried to think of different ways to save money. I had the brilliant idea that in my spare time, I was going to groom our dogs myself. Taking all 3 big, hairy dogs to the groomers cost us $230 every time. This, of course, meant I didn't take them that often which resulted in this. And as much as I love dogs, I don't like their fur being deposited all around my house.
So, when you have been Dave Ramseyfied, have 3 big dogs, and don't like their fur everywhere, you kind of have to try to groom them yourself. I bought a really nice pair of clippers which was actually cheaper than one trip to the groomers, and got to work. I started with Addie first since she is the calmest dog we have. And can I just say, bless her little heart for having to be the guinea pig.
Before I show you pictures, please let me remind you that this was the first time I have ever done this. I was so afraid that I was going to cut her. I also want to say that dog groomers rock!
I now present to you what happens when you try to save money:
Poor girl. Doesn't she just look pitiful? The pictures don't do the bad haircut justice. When the Other Nut got home, he said, in between bursts of laughter, that I really needed to try and fix it-she looked that bad. And I kind of think she knows it-she has been pretty mopey since then. I did fix it though, and she does look better. My dogs are definitely not going to be show dogs that's for sure!
Well, they might look kind of funny until I get the hang of it, but it will definitely save us some money. And hopefully, I won't have fur balls all over my house all the time.
P.S. DOG GROOMERS ROCK!