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Join me on my journey as I grow to become part of my pack/family. We'll have a lot of fun along the way! Hopefully, I can make you laugh.

Friday, February 3, 2012

No More Matts

I finally got a bath yesterday!  I know for some of you, this is the ultimate indiginty.  Something you really hate to do.  The Paw Police are your enemy.  But I have to say, I was well overdue for my bath.

Because I got hurt on the 15th, I was not able to keep my monthly appointment for grooming.  Mommy had to wait till I got my stitches out the reschedule.  Then, my beloved groomer was busy until yesterday. 

I was a matted, muddy, long-nailed mess.
My beautiful "girly curls" were all knotted.

And the fur under my ear was tangled too!

And let's not even talk about the matts that had formed around my injury site.

This is Candy!  She is my groomer's dog.  She hates to get her picture taken.  But she is always nice to me, so Mommy took a "shot".
My groomer lady let me out of my crate and told me Mommy was here. 
I went running to the gate.  See my new, festive bandana??  It sparkles!

My groomer still needed to trim my paw hair.  I don't like the dryer much. 
So she waited till Mommy was here to distract me.  It didn't help much. 
As you can tell, I still would not stay very still.
When we got home, Mommy took photos of my matt-less ears. 
This is the side away from my owies!  My hair is shorter, but not tangled.
And this is the side with the scabs.  Look, Mommy, NO Matts!!!
And, my hair is starting to grow back!

They are even gone from the outside of my ear!!!

Mommy is happy!!! I am happy to be home!!!  I guess the only one who isn't happy is the Matts.  They don't have a place to hang out anymore!

Doggy Kisses,


  1. Woof! Woof! We r Golden Happy too. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. How well I remember those little mat(t)s behind the ears on Annie. She was so patient as she let me snip them away with the baby scissors. I really think she liked it because to find the mat I had to massage all around and she would just look so calm and happy. Doesn't it feel good to be all clean? You can jump around and everyone wants to hug and kiss you because you smell so good! Your wound is healing wonderfully too Tanner.

  3. Hey look at you Tanner!!

    You look great and you're already just in time for Valentines Day - Woohoo!! :)

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  4. You look great, Tanner! :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  5. Glad you are matt-less and you look very handsome. :)

  6. hey Tanner,

    Taking a bath is the WORST but you look great! Your fur is so shiny and your ears look very nice. And the best part, your matts are gone! Yay to homeless matts! BOL!

    So furry sorry to read of your traumatic experience being attacked. That is such a frightening thing to go through, and I am so happy that you have healed so nicely. My human and I send you lots of hugs to feel better!

    Your blog looks very nice. Like the new look!

    Candy looks very sweet. :->


  7. Yuck. Matts are no fun, especially behind the ears. That's where I had one too and Mom somehow snuck up on me and cut it out. But I've never been to a groomer for a bath. I bet that's fun!!