Mr Tilly gets a bath

Getting a bit long and scruffy

We’ve been home grooming Tills with scissors but now that his adult coat is coming through, he’s going to need clippers to keep his fleecy coat under control.

We’ve purchased clippers, but as yet haven’t tried them out on him. Instead we hired a professional dog groomer to come to the house and get him started, while we carefully watched.

Auntie Bec, his groomer (professional name, not our aunty), is to be marvelled at. Tilly doesn’t like his bath, doesn’t like the hair dryer, doesn’t like his nails being clipped, and has an intense hatred of the brush. Like most parents, he has us treating him with kid gloves and trying to ease him into it. He’s ten months old now, and guess what – it isn’t happening! Yes, he has wrapped around his little fleecy paw.

Compliant, but not happy

Not happy with the hair dryer either – but again, compliant

He hardly puts a foot wrong though for Auntie Bec, and when he does, she stands back and tells him firmly to “stop”. And guess what, he does – he struggles for a minute or two, then with a visible sigh of resignation he becomes like putty in her hand.

All clean, clipped and brushed – now just the nails to go

We should get one more professional grooming in before we head north for a few months. Then we’ll be on our own with the clippers, trying to imitate firm Auntie Bec – what do you think will be our chances???

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12 thoughts on “Mr Tilly gets a bath

  1. I wish I could capture him chasing butterflies in the back garden, or trying to entice the neighbourhood cat to come and play with him and one of his soft toys – yes he can get much cuter…. he has us in hysterics!

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  2. The end justified the means didn’t it, Mr Tilly looks splendid. Not sure you’ll be able to be quite as tough when its your turn to do it though.

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  3. I tried a cat and didn’t like it climbing on my counters, bird cage and curtains. Then it wouldn’t use the litter box, thought it was ok to go 3 feet from it! Never tried again..lol

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