Friday, January 15, 2016
Trooper goes to the blacksmith to be shod
. . . or, rather, washed, blow-dried and combed, ears cleaned and nails trimmed.
It was his first visit to the beauty parlor at Evanston PetSmart, and all signs were that Stephanie, the doggie beautician, treated him wonderfully.
There has been publicity about animal abuse at pet salons, but we saw none of that here, nor have we heard of any. We chose PetSmart on the recommendation of a popular neighborhood salon owner unable to take on new clients.
No clipping this visit, however. Subzero weather is ahead and Trooper will need every bit of insulation he already has.
Afterward, he smelled lovely. Of course that won't last long.