MaryTylerGore
MaryTylerGore
6/30/16
10:05 AM
6

My response from one person was: “Isn’t it obvious?”

11/17/15
12:48 PM
6

I dunno... I should Ask Jeeves first...

11/16/15
1:29 PM
5

If his mats were that bad you did the right thing by clipping his fur. Try not to feel bad and make a plan with your vet when you go in. It’s true that you shouldn’t clip their fur “just because” since it helps keep them from getting too hot/cold, but you had a reason. I don’t have any solid advice in the interim Read more

11/16/15
1:25 PM
2

well, what breed or mix is he? different breeds have vastly different types of coats, some are totally fine shaved and while others are not supposed to be clipped, sometimes you have to make exceptions because of age or health. Read more

11/6/15
11:08 AM
11

I know what you mean vis-a-vis a weird sense of discomfort, and for me I think it boils down to this: I suspect you have to be profoundly sad and self-conscious to do what Nicole Arbour does. Read more

6/2/15
1:47 PM
2

That is horrible! I’ve taken my pug man there once for a quick nail trim but that’s been it. Even then I stood outside of the window watching them...I’ll make faces at da pug and wave at him, but really it’s to make sure they don’t mess with him.

6/2/15
1:37 PM
3

Oh God, that is horrible. It sounds like your dog needs to be groomed on the ground or in a tub with someone who is willing to sit with him. A table seems just too dangerous, and it really is just for the ease and convenience of the groomer. Mistakes can happen any place, but it seems that they happen more easily in Read more

6/2/15
1:27 PM
9

Yeah, I don’t want to shit all over the Petco workers like they’re terrible people — they’re just regular Joe Blows working a lame retail job for not much money. But like, that’s EXACTLY why I’d never hand my precious fluff monster over to them. Washing, drying, and brushing him is a long process and a total hassle, Read more

6/2/15
1:09 PM
9

I’ve always had my dog bathed and groomed at the vet. For $25, they give my dog a bath, express his anal glands and trim his nails. If we ask, they give his fur a summer trim for no extra charge. The people who do it have known my dog for 10 years so they actually care about him. They are also all vet techs so they Read more

6/2/15
1:05 PM
3

I recently took my puppy to PetCo (ETA:actually, it was PetSmart) to get her nails trimmed. We usually do it at the vet, but they get way crowded on the weekends, and we didn’t want to wait around all day. Read more

6/2/15
12:53 PM
5

Oh my God, your poor baby. I admit I don’t understand why dogs need a professional groomer, but I would avoid the chain places like the plague. The people who work there aren’t animal care professionals; they’re just store employees. Poor pups. And that Gawker story made me sob.

5/21/15
2:29 PM
132

I can’t believe that Jezebel published an article celebrating the kind of bullshit privileged white feminism that disregards the experience of anyone who isn’t white and/or of the bourgeoisie class, all with a cute little disclaimer near the bottom saying “Don’t try if you can’t look white and rich, tee hee” and that Read more