Here are a few pictures of my daughter's standard poodle, Chalumeau; before and after her most recent groom which was yesterday. She was really overgrown when we took her in yesterday, Katy made sure that Meau didn't have any mats so at least she had THAT goin' for her!
Katy likes the modified continental for Meau (no butt balls) and the groomer charged $65 for this cut the last time Katy had her done... She was quoted $65 this time as well, but when my husband went to pick Meau up, the owner of the salon talked to him and said that she didn't realize how much work this was to do (she wasn't at the salon the last time the groomer took care of her) so she wanted to let him know that if we ever call her salon again and want this same cut for Meau it will be a MINIMUM of $100.
She said the cut was very labor intensive and her groomer could've done 4 dogs in the amount of time she spent on Meau... I take this as a sign that my daughter needs to get a little more proactive in her grooming habits!! If SHE would make sure Meau is trimmed up between pro grooms (instead of just brushing only and letting the hair grow to CHINA!) she could spread the grooms out a little more and instead of paying $65 every 4-6 weeks, she could spend $100 every 12 and save $$ in the long run!! Well... it makes sense to ME anyway!
My goal is to keep my Lucybug neat, clean and trim in between pro grooms. That way, when I take her in she won't be as much of a ragamuffin as Meau was yesterday!! I'm not planning on such an elaborate design as Meau has either, so hopefully my pro grooms won't be in the $100 range, but if they are it will definitely pay for me to do the "in-between" ones myself!! Here's "Her Royal Highness Chasing Chalumeau's Sweet Etude Fancy Pants Plum"... (and I sneaked in a couple of Lucybug, too! Funny how moms can do that!!)