I have finally given Poppy a quick utility clip - she has been feeling rather better, but is not up to the usual couple of hours bathing, drying, scissoring and primping. This groom took barely 25 minutes from starting to brush her out to putting her collar back on, and even then she was getting dithery. She looks peculiar - I did her face and tail with a 10 blade, with a couple of swipes over each paw, then did body and legs with a 1/2 inch comb before running a 3/4 inch comb over her topknot - first time ever not scissoring it. The fluff on her chest now looks longer than on her head, her legs are all different shapes and her paws are covered in straggles, but she can see where she is going. I usually reckon my grooming is neat but not gaudy - this is not even neat, but it is done and she is comfier, which was the objective. And no, I am not going to post photos!