Grooming a Golden is NOT easy

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Postby iluvk9 » May 6th, 2009, 4:28 pm

I read up on the internet how they are suppose to look. 8)

These are Lenny's fluffy paws. We don't want those things sticking out of his toes.
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Butt is too curly.
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Side view of long pieces underneath. Again, a no-no.
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Soooo......I followed the videos from the Golden people and this is what I got: 8)
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Goldens are A LOT of work. :shock: I brush him every day, have been slowly shedding him out, clip his nails every 2 weeks and clean his ears and teeth every week. While I am sure he doesn't look like the OTHER purebreds out there, I think he looks cute. Sort of Labradorish. :dance:

Here is is RUNNING with The Dork. (Pre-grooming attempt) :) Notice how he can now stretch his legs out like a SHOW DOG!!

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Postby amazincc » May 6th, 2009, 4:30 pm

GREAT job, Joyce!!! :shock:

Now come and do Daisy. :oops:
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Postby Jenn » May 6th, 2009, 4:33 pm

I think he's gorgeous, even with the curly butt. ;) He looks so happy, well they all do.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 6th, 2009, 4:49 pm

He's chubba!!! But he does look very good!

And he and Truman had such lovely body language in that video - great communication skills!
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Postby iluvk9 » May 6th, 2009, 5:24 pm

Liz, if YOU think Lenny is a chubba, wait till Mallika gets here. :shocker: He is actually much thinner than a year ago. Maybe his old swooping spine makes him LOOK fat? Well, that is the story I am sticking with. :popcorn2:
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Postby madremissy » May 6th, 2009, 6:03 pm

You know I love them all. He doesn't look chubba to me at all. I think he is gorgeous. :loveU: He has come such a long way.

Is that Darlene in the background just hanging out and was that Harleybird who got run over in the excitement?
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Postby iluvk9 » May 6th, 2009, 6:40 pm

At the end of the video, Missy? That was Harleybird, who of course was glued to my side and I almost tripped over him while playing photographer. As my son says, "If you are looking for Mom, look for Harleybird."
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Postby CinderDee » May 6th, 2009, 9:46 pm

What happy puppers! Great job on the grooming! :dance:
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Postby TheRedQueen » May 6th, 2009, 11:44 pm

He looks tidier...but I like fringe! ;) I have a friend who chops all her Aussie's butt fluff off... :( I like butt fluff.

He's definitely chubba and very cute!
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Postby hugapitbull » May 7th, 2009, 7:00 am

Great job, Joycie. We can get you a second job as a groomer. He looks so much happier than those first pics you took when he arrived. That is just fantastic.
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