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.

Butt is too curly.

Side view of long pieces underneath. Again, a no-no.

Soooo......I followed the videos from the Golden people and this is what I got: 8)

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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