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01-10-07, 05:27 PM
Hello my name is Dina, I own a salon in The Keys. I have been visiting this site for quite some time now and enjoy reading everyones input. This is truly quite a wonderful exchange amongst groomers. I have been grooming for 38 years and love the foo-foo and fancy stuff. I originated in So.Cal owned a salon in Spokane Wa. and now here in the Keys. I look forward to being a part of your family

01-10-07, 06:21 PM
Welcome to the forum! I love the Keys and would love to groom there (I visited when I lived in Florida)... I am living in Washington now... and I am from Arizona. Nomads, aren't we?

01-10-07, 06:50 PM
Hi Dina, and welcome!!! This is such a great message forum for staying up-to-date on everything from business management to grooming technique. It is also a great place to be able to vent w/others who understand what you are talking about.. I am a S. Fl girl too, I grew up in Boca Raton which is about 4 or 5 hrs from Key West. I have some great memories of that place (and some memories better forgotten....lol) Look foreward to hearing more from you!

01-10-07, 07:58 PM
welcome dina...are those your beautiful standards? wow ..I'm looking into buying a white male if I can find one! post often!

01-10-07, 08:00 PM
Welcome to the board, I just loooove those poodles in your avatar!! I love the keys, my fiance grew up on Marathon and his dad still lives there, i just love to visit him mostly because of the beauty of it all. I bet its nice to be down there right now this time of year.

01-10-07, 08:34 PM
Welcome to the board Dina. This is a great place to get and give info. Hope to get a lot of info from you, you've been grooming long enough to have a LOT of helpful hints for us.
I have never been to Florida, just about everywhere on that coast but never got down that far.

Pawsitively Purrfect
01-10-07, 08:45 PM
Welcome! I love, love, love the keys. My Husband and I were married there..I included a picture.
Where is your shop? The whole time we were in Key West I kept telling my Husband we should move down there and open a shop. Im Mobile here in Orlando, but I couldn't imagine getting a truck or van around on that tiny island!

01-11-07, 01:49 AM
Where do you live int the keys? I have only been there once, but I luv'd it there! by the way, your poodles are stunning!

01-11-07, 12:38 PM
Thank you for the warm welcomes, to answer a few of your questions, I am in Marathon (the middle keys) and yes those were a couple of my poodles I had just set their Continental patterns, that's why their ears are short they were only a year old each. They went on to become Ch.s I own a silver now I am going to try to put a pic of him on my memberlist pic. I might know your fiance's father what is his name? these are small keys. Yes we have been somewhat nomadic in the past, it's fun though. I love the wedding pics too thats neat I have groomed in Orlando at a couple of places Metrowest Vet Clinic and A Affectionate on Orange Blossom, I love it up there.

01-13-07, 01:52 PM
Welcome! Georgous poodles. Love the picture. I have a sister in Sarrasota, but have never been to Florida. Bet its beautiful. Right now our temp is 15 degrees and calling for 6-8 inches of snow. Yikes!

01-13-07, 08:57 PM
Welcome :) Your poodles are beautiful. What a place to live and work, I too love the keys.. I must admit I am a bit jealous. Things are pretty drab although pretty warm this winter in MA. You know what they say about MA right? "If you don't like the weather wait a minute it will change."

01-13-07, 10:43 PM

01-14-07, 05:14 AM
Hi Dina, I looked on your profile to see your other ST. He is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! White Standards don't usually "float my boat", but yours are lovely! Right now I only own easy maintence pups. If I had a Standard I would probably keep him in a Greyhound cut...lol...you know the cobblers kids and all that...haha
Do you know a Kim Flemming? She may go by her maiden of Kim Russell? We were roommates eons ago and had no contact for years. She called me this past summer and said she lived on Marathon w/her hubby. Just curious. If you do know her I am curious as to your opinion of her. She was quite the wild one and it didn't sound like she had changed when I spoke to her last!!! Anyway, look forward to hearing from you on the board!

01-14-07, 12:18 PM
Hi Dina,

Love those poodle pics. Welcome to the board.

I visited the Keys about 5 years ago. I remember sitting on the lawn outside our motel room (northern Keys -- I don't remember which Key we were on) watching the tide come in and fill up the lawn from under the sand (it wasn't the waves coming in). It was the strangest experience to me.

It sure is a beautiful part of our country ... face east you see the sun rise on the ocean and face west you see the sun set on the Gulf.

Looking forward to reading your posts!


01-14-07, 10:15 PM
Hi I am new at this tech computer stuff. I am Pam's friend who you probably know. Live in same town in East Valley Az. Wow I am in this bus 30 yrs. Mobilke since 80s. I am self taught so I have never tried the fancy st poodle cuts, or competition. I do a good mini Schnauzer to standards. As a mobile I groom the lil guys.up to 40lbs. Lifting trest ya know and @ 61 yrs forget it. I make a good living @ 5-6 days 3-4 dogs a day.Nov income higher than Dec and exceptional total average. I wish I had Pro trai9ning back then to groom such beautiful dogs. I have a clippervac and Ivac and do scissor Bichons and yrs past did a few St poodles,pet trims -no fancy legs. Some of you are so amazing.Pam included.Bye for now.My quote: "Until one has loved a dog, a part of ones soul remains unawakened. I need type and spell check! I"ve been told I have a great sense of humor-but you guys are funny,gifted etc. Hope to send a pic of my dog-children as soon as someone can do it for me. Pam/Hello Pam?B yeeeeeeee

Gracy Rose
01-15-07, 07:39 PM
We go to Marathon all of the time (my hubby and boys Scuba off Sombrero reef). We have a house there and tak our boat. I am just east of Orlando... so not far.

01-15-07, 10:55 PM
Hey Dina,
My name is Pat and I am from SouthCarolina.I too love the standards.Istarted out with standards at a show kennel years ago I use to get lost brushing them dry I would just loose track of time.Gee 38 years I could use alot advice.Oh yeah my daughter inlaw is named Dina.Ive been grooming for nearly 10 years