Its been one year since I lost Hamish. He was such a character. His official job title at work was Hamish McFlatcap, Westies Unite Union Representative. He took his treat distribution and quality control duties very seriously. It doesnt feel like a year, and yet somehow it seems longer than that. rhdr So much has … Continue reading One Year On – Remembering Hamish
First of all, Happy New Year from me and mine to you and yours. We have made it through that weird in-between week and are now very much in New Year mode.For us, that looks like getting on with this years block bookings, cleaning and re-organising the salon and making all sorts of plans.A couple … Continue reading 2022 – OK let’s do this!
Today is the shortest day of 2021. From here on, the light will start to return. Whatever your beliefs may be or however you mark this time of year, I wish you all peace, health and prosperity in 2022.
It has been super busy the past few weeks! The run up to Christmas is always a bit crazy for dog groomers so I apologise for the quietness on the blog and website front. I wanted to tell you about our new Memory Tree. One thing that never gets easier is when a client gets … Continue reading Our Memory tree
Some of you know about Betty, my wee microcamper. She is my cute little personal space that I can take anywhere I go. It has been a dream of mine for a long time to have a campervan. And while I would absolutely adore a bigger van, wee Betty is perfect for our adventures just … Continue reading Time to Breathe
Today was a bit different for a Saturday. Today I was at Pampered Pets grooming salon in Greenock for a pet first aid training day. Just like human first aid certificates, pet certificates need to be updated and refreshed every few years. Guidance changes, techniques and procedures can change and we can end up just … Continue reading Never Stop Learning
Our clipper blade numbers are different from hairdressers/barbers. The higher the blade number, the shorter the cut length. The most commonly used clipper blades in dog grooming range from a no.3 (10mm) to a no.7 (4mm). For hygiene trims we would use a no.10 (1.5mm) and for very close work we might use a no.30 … Continue reading Ten things you might not know about the world of dog grooming
When you do something often enough it becomes routine. If something becomes easy you can become complacent. I am sure most people can relate to that in some way. So when you have an established client base and are in the enviable position of knowing what to expect when each dog comes in, it can … Continue reading Always remember the “why”
So, there have been many times that my shoes and feet have got soaked at work. Whether that be from an over-enthusiastic shake from a dog in the bath, or them refusing to keep their wet ears inside the bath so they drip water all over my feet, or walking my own dogs on the … Continue reading Always keep an emergency pair of shoes!
You might have noticed that there have been some changes to the Wagging Tails Website lately. I am actually really excited about this because, in the spirit of full disclosure, the website is something I have neglected in the past, putting most of my focus on the Facebook and Instagram pages. Dont get me wrong, … Continue reading Change is Good. Dogs are Awesome