Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Allergic.. To your groomer?

Today's crazy story comes from an exchange I had with a long-time client. The fact that I had done her dog for so many years, made it just that much more crazy.

I had already taken grooming instructions, and taken the dog to the back, when the front desk told me to come back up.   I was greeted by the customer, who had forgotten to ask me something.  She wanted to know if I used latex gloves when I groomed the dogs.  I do not. I wasn't sure what she was getting at, maybe she was concerned about transfer of germs?  She then went on to say that when I came up to get her dog, the dog ran and hid behind her.  Sadly, I get that a lot, and had not noticed.  The owner then went on to tell me that the reaction she saw was exactly how the dog reacts when it sees a balloon.  "She's terrified of latex".  Uh.. Ok. (?)

I think there are many more reasons for a dog to fear balloons, than the substance they are made from..  Did she test this, and non-latex balloons are fine? Are balloons even latex?   I'm going to go with, she just didn't want a grooming today, and leave it at that.

12 comments:

  1. Your posts are hilarious! We recently added a groomer to our business (WoodRUFF Pet Resort & Spa) and love hearing her tales as well. Thanks for the entertainment!

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  3. Haha that is too funny! Personally I have never been allergic to anything, but it didn't cross my mind that dogs could even be allergic to anything. I'm sure you're just fine, the dog just had an off day, Lol.

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  4. For some reason I sneeze when I'm grooming my dog. But I don't think I'm totally allergic. Only when the fur is flying around in my nostrils. I'm going to be looking for a pet groomer perhaps. What do you suggest?
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  5. I just want to say I miss your posts and I keep checking to see if you have done a new one. Also as a want to be groomer you crack me up.

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  7. Hello,
    We have a dog named coco that is terrified any time you crinkle paper or plastic. Must have been a bad experience as a puppy before we adopted her!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your experiences, but pets are adorable according to me. This could be mere a luck for both of you, it could be possible that the dog would have been more scared then you were. All you need is simply go through the Pet Grooming Tips and know what to do and how to do it.

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  9. Could it be that bodyless floating spheres could frighten the dog? Nah. That would be silly! Must be latex.

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  10. How strange! So hard to tell what animals mean, but i highly doubt the dog is allergic to you! LOL! Jordan http://www.masterclip.co.uk/

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