Our Dog, Sugar

by This is Carrie on October 11, 2010

When we adopted Sugar, a pure bred Border Terrier, the previous owner told us abou the uncommon grooming procedure this dog requires called “stripping”. She also assured us it was really easy to do yourself once you got the hang of it.  She was a liar.

I don’t know what everyone else’s definitely of  “easy” is, but in the last (almost) 10 years we’ve owned her, we’ve learned the process is not only incredibly time consuming, it leaves your hands aching and the dog onry from the hours and hours of yanking out the topcoat hair by the root.

We’ve finally found a groomer that will do the hand stripping for us and the new dog that emerges from each trip never ceases to amaze us.

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k odell October 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I am the stepmom to a husky! we take her to the groomer and she always looks like a puppy!

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KP October 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Oh my sugs~ I love your hair cut! Meggy needs her hair cut too. I am going to take a before and after pic too. C~ you must have been tired when you wrote this post. How are you hangin in there? Only a little bit more to go!!!!!!!

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Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
Twitter: AngryJulie
October 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Wow, that is quite the makeover. We have a chihuahua mix that really needs to be shaved monthly. He kinda looks like Sugar’s before picture right now. My husband shaved him during summer, but wow, he missed some spots.

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Lucha October 13, 2010 at 9:02 am

Sugar is adorable, before and after! She looks just like my mother’s dog!

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