Friday, 11 January 2008

Me Getted Groomed

Hi hi everyone! Do you all be well? Me be good. Me wented to puppy class on Wednesday and me did good. Me did my recall good, whee! Me learned to do "watch me" with mummy too. Me was really watching bit of cheese that mummy had near her face, tee hee!

Yesterday, me wented to ringcraft, where me will learn to be a showgirl. Me has to learn to stand square and straight while a person be feeling me all over and looking at me. It be hard to stay still. Me also has to learn to trot up and down the hall nicely. That be really hard as there be lots of nice sniffy smells on the floor and lots of doggies in the hall to say hello too, but me only be a baby and teacher and mummy says me can just enjoy being there at moment and watching and learning.

At weekend mummy tell me I was going to be stripped. Me is getting bit worried as me no want to be a showgirl stripper! Mummy explained is to groom me so I look pretty and so my hairs grow nice and wiry.

This be all the things that mummy needs for stripping me. They be (clockwise from top):

*A foot file (white thingy). Mummy use this to strip hair in delicate places like tops of my thighs. She can grip hairs with it and is less painful than the stripping knives.

*Scissors. There be normal scissors for trimming round my feets. They supposed to be "small and cat like" according to breed standard, but at moment they be big puppy feets! There also be baby scissors with no pointy bit to cut out hair between my paw pads so it no get tangled and sore. Other scissors be one bladed thinning scissors for my tail.

*Brush to brush me after stripping to make all my furs lie flat and shiny.

*Terrier pin pad for my furnishings. That be my leggies, beard/moustache and chest fur. It be left longer than rest of hairs.

*Stripping knives. There be three different ones. One be for saddle (black furs), one for neck and shoulders and one for face.

*Comb for fluffing up leggy and face fur so mummy can see which bits be longer and need pulling out with finger and thumb.

Me sat waiting for mummy to begin. Me is used to going on table for brushies, so me be good girl and stand nicely and no wriggle. Me no needs to be restrained. Me needs gold star!

This be some of my furs from my back. See how it be grey and white? Is dead puppy furs. The furs left on me be new black wiry furs. There be a carrier bag full of these grey fluffy furs!

Do you see how now my back be wavy and flat to my back instead of all fluffy? It be hard and wiry already and will be more wiry as me grows into big girl.

See, me looks all little and skinny again now that me is not all fluffy! As me gets bigger, me will lose all black furs on top of leggies and face and just have black saddle like all the grown up Airedales. My head and face hair no be ready for stripping yet, so me still has a big fluffy puppy head!

In this piccie you can see that my back be short and wiry but my sides and top of leggies still be fluffy as mummy didn't do those bits yet in this photo.

When mummy be finished me relaxed in front of television. Me likes watching television lots.

Can you see what me be watching?

Me is watching Caesar Millan. Me likes doggie programmes! Me no likes some things that he does to doggies, but me likes to watch the doggies and wag my tail. Can you see Oscar's piccie beside the television?

Me went closer so me could see doggies better, but mummy made me stop watching as she said me will get square eyes! Me watched fishies instead. One of the guppy fishies had lots and lots of babies. There be about fifty teeny babies. Daddy putted them in a special net tank inside the aquarium so other fishies no eated them all up.

After all that standing on stripping table being good girl, me needed sleepies, zzzzzzz.

My other news is that me losed two of my puppy teethies at bottom front of my mouth. Tooth fairy no be coming though cos me eated them! New teethies be there already. Me also has two big girl teethies at front of mouthy at top, but my baby teethies still be there behind them so me is like a shark with two rows of teethies, snap!


Cassidy x


Clover said...

Hi Cassidy!
Great work on your school and getting groomed! I am having a fun time at school now too. But I don't have to get stripped, I guess I have different fur. Thanks for telling us about that process, it is really interesting. Does it hurt?
Love Clover xo

Caz said...

Wow Cassidy your mummy has really got the nack now as is doing a very proffessional job. We are pleased that you are good on the grooming table it helps mum a lot.
You will feel better now too with all that fluffy hair gone and you look so smart.
It looks like your mum has all the right kit I must admit its worth it to look smart and cool. I love looking cool in both sense of the word. Keep going Cassidy's mum you are turning into to a brill Stripper Hahahahahahhahahaa.

Ludo the cool Dude

Maggie & Mitch said...

You look just beautiful, Cassidy! One day we're going to watch you on TV as you prance in front of the judges in the Crufts ring!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sophie Brador said...

You're looking like a lovely young lady, Cassidy.


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Cassidy,
You're looking so grown up & bootiful!! Mama was interested in how your Mama uses the foot file thingy?? Mama is getting ready to strip us again, sigh.....She said we need it badly but it's been so cold here. We can see your fishies in the picture. Mama's cichlids have babies all of the time too. She has to keep giving them away. A fish store used to buy them, but they closed up.
We bet you're going to be the best pup in your doggie class! You & Harry have a great weekend.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Snowball said...

Hi Cassidy, You are a beautiful young lady now. When will you be going for your first show?


Anonymous said...

You are one stinkin' cute pup!!! You were such a good girl to sit there for your mum while you got a new do!


Anonymous said...

Big congratulations on your good work at school, show training and the grooming table!

I can't believe you stand so nicely while you get groomed with knives!!!!!!

You look so beautiful after all your mum's hardwork grooming you.


Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Cassidy,
You are such a good little dale. Look how quickly you learnt to stand on the table and you're going to well at puppy classes. You're going to be the best showgirl. Your mummy is doing a very good job handstripping you.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Amber-Mae said...

Cassidy, you are such a good girl & very patient on that table. Me not like you! I move around & tremble on it. You look great after your grooming session! You mom did a good job. Does it hurt when you get stripped? I always wondered...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

Whew I'm so glad that's clawified.fow minute i thought you wewe going to be a stwippew..! What a bootiful giwlyou awe and sooogood . Youw Mummy is doing a gweat job and you have wondewful haiw!!!I'm glsd you still have youw big puppy head fow a while..I do think the toof faiwy should come even if you ated youw little cutie shawk. Give a kiss to youw bwuvvew Hawwy
and smoochie kisses to you

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy!
Glad to know that you are doing that well at your puppy classes! Smart girl!
Looks like your mom has everything to make you look beautiful.
Sure you have funny shark teethies!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs to you, Harry, Mom and Dad.

Faya said...

Salut Cassidy !
Comme tu es jolie. Et très très sage. Tu n'es plus un bébé mais une petite fille....J'adore aller chez le coiffeur. J'aime bien avoir les poils courts....
Bisous Cassidy et salutations à toute la famille, Faya


Hi Cassidy,
Wow you are growing up fast and look lovely after your grooming session with your mummy. Looks like you were being very cooperative girl on the table. Your mummy must be proud of you.
Jazz and Dixie

Simba said...

You look very sweet after your grooming. You could make another dog out of the fur left over. The dog whisper is so cool. According to him I am top dog around here. I make sure I turn it off after that so Mummy and ff daddy don't see the bits on "how to correct my behavior".

Simba xx

Stanley said...

Cassidy Girl!

It looks like your mama has taught you well and you're a VERY GOOD girl. I'll send you a gold star if mama doesn't give you one.

I too am glad you clarified what you meant by stripping. We couldn't let you earn your keep as an exotic dale dancer girl. I knew your mama & daddy would NEVEr let you do that.

You and Stella need to play together. You have SO MUCH in common!

Goober love & smooches,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

cassidy, are u preparing urself for future Dog Show ?!?!

i doesn't seems to tolerate ppl touching n feeling me...i usually ended up growling n snapping @ them...

ms owner said i'm 'uncivilized'...

Seadra & Zoe said...

Wow Cassidy... We didn't know there was so much to becoming a showgirl and getting groomed. You did a great job of being a good girl. We are so enjoying watching you grow up.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Gus and Louie said...

You are just so cute after all that stuff your mom put you through. We don't have any of that fluffy stuff on us. We do shed a lot though. Mom
finds piles of our fur everywhere. Today she has swept 2 times already and not because of the fur but that Louie has decided that he needs to scatter all the leaves from mom's plants all over. He is such a pill.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Jackson said...

Hey Cassidy, what a lovely wirey coat you have! Mine's all soft and faded now with no hope of ever getting it wirey again! Jx

Lillie Valentine said...

You ARE the cutest thing! You are growing up very fast and soon will be a very bootiful grown up airegirl.

Molly and Taffy said...

You are such a good girl to keep still on the grooming table. You are so pretty already, we can see you will just wow the judges when you get into the show ring.
Molly and Taffy

Bogart said...

Cassidy you're looking absolutely LOVELY!!!!!!


T-man said...

What a lot of work for your mom, and you too, Cassidy! But the results are well worth it :)

Hammer said...

Hi Cassidy
Wow, you're such a good girl being good for grooming.
Mum is very interested in your grooming tools. She has been told that it is preferable to strip us around the head/shoulders area than use thinning scizzors, which take forever. Mum has been cheating lately and using clippers very carefully. Mum would love us to look really well groomed even though she will never show a dog again after what happened to Beau. Also she was treated very nastily by the English Setter breeders.
It is good your breeder is helping your mum. Mum did not receive any help because the breeders were so jealous of Beau. It is very sad coz mum thought that dog showing was a hobby where she'd meet nice people who loved the breed.
You certainly look very pretty.
Love from Hammer

Stella said...

Oh, Cassie Girl!

You be sooo brave, fren! And, you are looking so wirey and perty. Does it hurt to be stripper?

When you are famous showgirl please 'member we are frens, okay? I LOVE YOU. I bet you are the best showgirl in your house!

Goobette love & tiny kissies,

Patience-please said...

Oh that sounds TERRIBLE!!! We just don't know anything about pulling hair out - we hang on to every little hair we have and that's precious few!
Maybe we could have the hairs you are done with to help with the winter chill???
We LOVE dog shows and have made the bestest of ever friends. (Our servant doesn't take things so seriously; she just has fun!) We hope you will have a wonderful time too!

wags from the nekkid whippets

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Cassidy...
Wow!!! What a good girl getting showgirl stripped like that. Not that you weren't bootiful already, you know!!!

That's a lot of hard work to get all your hairs like that, isn't? Wow...I'm so glad I have short hairs!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

wow you were a very good girl to sit for all of that grooming. I am very glad that I do not have to get groomed!

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow your Mom has the stripping down pat! 2 years later and PL1+2 still dont totally get it! You look lovely! When you becaome a big star will you remember all the little people!!!! Love A+A

jaffeboy said...

Hey Cassidy sweetie, U R indeed a very good girl. Kaylie & I wiggle wiggle on the grooming table. We no like stripping. We love fluffy.

U be very cute showgirl, Cassidy!

Wired for Mackie said...

Looks like you are much better about getting stripped than Finnegan is...he squirms all over the place and drives mom crazy! She threatens him with bitter apple because he tries to bite the stripping knives! I just get clippered so I don't have to deal with it! heheheh!
You are looking great!! (So cute is an Airedale puppy!)

Your pal, Mackie

Marvin Braveheart Hound said...

Cassidy, you are just beautiful!

I could see dear Oscar's photo as well. thank you for showing us your photos.