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Sunshine & Flowers!

Hello Crafters

What a wonderful Sunday it has been, warmth for everyone to enjoy, and I hope you have had a lovely day.

It has been pretty busy here, I have been baking cupcakes, making a skirt and dress (doesn’t look much here but looks smashing on), card making and long walks with our little lad and a home grooming session, as well as catching up with family, and all while starting to arrange the house sale!

I can’t share the cards with you until next weekend but I have a few pictures of the garden and our little lad, so I am going to keep you in suspenders on the cards until then.

The story of our little lad is that we were attending regularly a groomers near our home, and it was great, but the main groomer has just had a baby and gone on maternity and she left her mum and an apprentice to take appointments, which are now a minimum wait of 9 weeks (by which time little lad looks like Chewbacca!)

I gave him to the young girl and said ‘As it will be a while please cut him a little shorter but everything the same as last time please’

‘Okay, that’s fine’ was the reply.

Mr Kim collected him for me, and he said ‘As soon as I saw him, I knew it weren’t right’, so he walked in and I just looked, you know the one where your heart sinks to the floor!

We were told sometime ago never to cut his coat on the back, as it would remove the colour, and it would never grow the same again, advice I heeded for 2 years might I add. He was always cut on his rear end (as it would become the best fishing net ever), his tail trimmed (to avoid him tripping over it), his legs and paws (so they didn’t become the bestest mop in the world, bless him, they are so short!), and his bib (so he stopped his impersonation of a gorilla), so all round the bottom, and trim the sides (to stop him looking like Dougal from the Magic Roundabout)! Imagine my horror when I saw him, and they had done EXACTLY the opposite, cut all the back and left the bottom………I could have cried. I couldn’t even take photos of him. So Mr Kim was speaking to his customer, telling her about what happened, and noticed the groomer who was thereย  and she stated that she had used her for years and she comes to your house, and Mr Kim said how good she was with the doggy woggy and I said ‘Ok, can’t get any worse and we need to fix the mess before Will becomes depressed!’, so Wednesday came the knock at the door, and I peeked out and thought, ‘Hey, I know that face!’ I answered the door to find our new groomer was in fact a lovely lady I meet regularly at a favourite walking spot!

She confirmed my fears that they have in fact ruined his coat, and she will do the best she can to put it right, but it will take a few cuts, and I am so pleased with all she did, I can now take a photo. It was a lovely afternoon of chat and recovery and here he is:

The first picture is the before picture, you can see the beautiful long layers on top, this is what he looks like now AFTER Rea managed to get some order, you wouldn’t believe the before, honestly! That’s only one rant I have, but it’s enough for now.

To end on a brighter note, the garden is amazing, full of colour, so I took some photos for you to make you smile

The thing that made me smile most was that yellow rose, planted in memory of mum, and it’s the first ever bloom, isn’t it beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a lovely week, and thank you for reading my rant, it’s you people that keep me going when life gets hard.

Have a beautiful week people


Kim x

6 thoughts on “Sunshine & Flowers!

  1. Aw poor little lad! I can see what you’re saying about him being cut short on his back. It looks a little like a puppy cut … of sorts.

    I hope that a few grooming sessions with the new lady will sort him out.

    The garden looks lovely Kim. Enjoy.
    Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Oh my! I would have cried for my poor baby! You are seeing more and more “pet” care providers coming to homes now. To me, that is the best as you are there and can see exactly what is being done! We don’t have any pets anymore, but if I did, I certainly would have them come to my home for the grooming and health exams. My sister has a great vet that comes to her home with her van and treats her dog in the van. The dog is so much calmer as he never really has to leave his home. So glad that things turned out for you. Lovely garments! Your garden looks so pretty! I love all the colors! Have a good week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Hi Kim, You have been busy and very productive. Fabulous sewing makes. The dog grooming… Oh my word. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry reading your post. Laughing at your analogies not your poor dog. He is still a beauty. Such a shame. The garden looks lovely especially the gorgeous yellow rose. TFS the photos.
    Flo x
    P.S. someone should have gone to specsavers! sorry!

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    1. Ha ha Flo. I know we all have to learn when training but I wish they would have told me as then l could of explained. Still it means l now have a lovely groomer so some good has come out of it, and she loves cakes too, and l happened to like making them. Win win then. PS l know you would never laugh at little legs but it is how l see his situation bless him ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for stopping by x

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