Grooming My Golden Retriever – A Love (Hate) Story

Until Honey came to live with me, I never did much dog grooming. A little brushing to get rid of dead hair. An occasional bath. But no real grooming. But Golden Retriever coats don’t do well with that kind of neglect. And so begins my love hate relationship with grooming my Golden Retriever.     […]

Tue Cute Tuesday – Primped and Pretty for BlogPaws

In the more than 20 years I’ve had dogs, I’ve never been to a professional groomer. As I noted yesterday, I’ve always had low-maintenance dogs–an occasional bath, a brush and a nail trim was all I ever had to do. Reluctant Groom I’ve been ambivalent about going to a groomer. And reading about the recent […]

The Puppiness Project – The Joy of a Good Haircut

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever. I love having long hair. When I was five […]

Tue Cute Tuesday – From Honey the “Hippie” to Honey the “Honey”

Last week I told the woeful tale of Honey the Hippie, the ungroomed Golden Retriever. Despite Honey’s reluctance to be featured not looking her best, I knew I needed the accountability to make grooming a priority. Honey had many fans who commented that they didn’t mind the ungroomed appearance one bit and thought she was […]

Honey the Hippie – A Tale of Groom and Doom

Y’know how you think you know what you’re getting into but you really don’t? That’s happened to me. I spent over a year researching dog breeds and pondering before I got Honey. And I knew grooming was important to consider. Poodles have breed characteristics I was looking for: athleticism, smarts, friendliness. But I knew they […]

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