For those of you who read my regularly, you will know the apple of my eye is my new Puppy, Theodore.
Theodore is a Chow Chow, born on the 15th of February. A little bundle of fluff who has stolen everyone’s hearts! No matter where he goes, people stop, ask questions, ask to stroke him and more.
In the three months since we got him, he has transformed my life, certainly making me a happier person even with getting up at the crack of dawn to walk him.
Now, he was five kilos when we first got him. He has gotten considerably bigger and fluffier. As of the 4th September he weights in at 17.6 kilos and he is a cheeky boy.
As you can appreciate, with all that hair he is subjected to a lot of grooming. I usually brush him for 20 – 40 minutes daily, depending on what he has managed to get into. However, he loves nothing more than a trip to our local groomers, The Groom Room at Pets at Home.
We first took him there when he was three months old. All the ladies there fell in love with him, and he with them. Initially he was too small to make it up the huge flight of stairs so had to go in the lift, which he was petrified of.
He had his first grooming and was a champion, apparently. He loved every minute and acted like he had been doing it for years. Since then he has been going around once or twice a month.
This week I had booked him in for the full works. I asked the lovely girls if it was ok to write a blog about them, which I think they were shocked about a little.
Theodore can now make the stairs. As soon as we arrive at Pets at Home, he flies down the aisle towards the staircase. This time he literally ran the full staircase, dragging me along too!
His tail was wagging and his little bottom was wiggling as he let himself into The Groom Room. On duty that day was Cara and Jessica who were so excited to see him too.
To be honest, when we normally take him there, he looks groomed yet has that distinct doggy smell. However this time, he looked like he had been pulled through a hedge backwards, mainly as it had been pouring it down during his walk. He also smelled really bad!
Now, you could say we left him there to have his treat. However, it was more like we had been dismissed. He trotted himself back into the shower area, and that was that!
The normal grooming costs £20 whilst he is a puppy. However, once a month he has the gold package which is an extra £10. This includes the following though, so well worth it!
- Teeth clean gel
- Fresh breath foam
- Paw wax
- SPA™ blueberry facial
- Luxury or Natural shampoo
- Hydrating butter treatment
- Spritz of fragrance
- Free bandana
I returned back an hour later to see the prettiest boy, up on the table in his element. Fluffed up, smelling good and happy as a lark.
To be honest, booking him in with a professional groomers is well worth the cost. He is a big dog. Lifting 2 stone 10 pounds into a high bath is hard work. Drying him takes forever, and when he is soaking wet and shakes himself, blooming heck, what a mess!!
All the ladies in The Groom Room do an amazing job, and Theodore loves every one of them. He always is so happy to see them, and will literally let them do anything they need to do!
He always comes out looking and feeling fantastic. His fur is really soft and conditioned, as are his paws; which have a conditioning wax to stop them from becoming dry and sore.
The blueberry facial was a new treat, but apparently he seemed to like it.
The only thing I am wondering is if I can book myself in!!!
My thanks again go to the whole Groom Room team, and especially Cara and Jessica who made my boy look so handsome again.
See you in a couple of weeks?