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  • Ever done this?

    Woke up with a NASTY cold this morning, coughing, sneezing, etc... so as a courtesy, I called my first two appts, and asked if they'd like to reschedule (they are elderly) or risk sharing my germs. They were appreciative and rescheduled. My last client has 4 super easy dogs and she happily left it up to me. If one can whip out 100 grooms the two weeks before Christmas, sick as a dog (no pun intended) hopped up on cold medicine, one can do anything. Or so I thought.....

    I'm there, I'm drying away, and the hose gets away from me. It's whipping around like a snake, I grab it and think "Ah-HA! Not too bad reflexes for being oxygen deprived..." Just then I get knocked in the head, cuz I grabbed it 2 feet from the nozzle and it's STILL whipping around!

    Thankfully the only witness was a dripping little peke-poo looking at me like...."Yeah...not so big and bad with that dryer NOW, are ya?" Sweet as she is, I just know that she was lovin' it.

  • #2

    What can I say? Been there, done that.

    Tammy in Utah
    Groomers Helper Affiliate


    • #3
      Well at least you saved your pride!! The peke-poo aint talking!! lol
      Hope you feel better tomorrow.
      My daughter has a nasty cold too. She is a flight attendant and couldn't fly. Heaven forbid if there was an emergency!!
      "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."


      • #4
        Yes and more. Lots of times I have sprayed myself in the face with the busness end of a Hydrosurge cleaning under the bellie and tail. Puattooie. Wanged my head ont the kennal doors hard enough to take them off the hinges. Oh Yeah comidy.


        • #5
          Oh, yes. Just got wacked in the mouth today. Those hoses are mean dudes!! Hope you're feeling better.
          Old groomers never die, they just go at a slower clip.

          Groom on!!!


          • #6
            OK, how is this for grace....I fill my van up at the end of the day and have a heavy brass connection thingy on the end of the hose that pops onto the fill valve on the van. The hose is one of those spirally garden hoses that stretches and recoils. So, I unpopped the hose from the van and was trying to kick it into the garden. It got stuck on the bumper of the van, so instead of walking over there to unhook it from the bumper, I just grabbed the hose frin a good 10 feet away and yanked....the hose whizzed up in the air and the heavy brass thing on the end of the hose cracked me right in the head. I had a huge goose egg for days. I was lucky to not have been knocked unconscious. I was very glad no one was around to witness this.


            • #7

              Oh and I'm sorry you are sick. I hope you dont have the cold that went around here. It took about 2 weeks to go away!!


              • #8
                Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-25-07, 04:16 PM.


                • #9
                  Thank you so much....

                  I really appreciate everybody wishing me well. Everyone is so gracious and sweet. If there are any prayerful believers out there, I would greatly appreciate that, too.

                  I pray that you all have a wonderful day. I'm off to finish my last two dogs and get to rest until Saturday.



                  • #10
                    LOL, do you know how many times I have been SO engrossed in the grooming i bump my head off the grooming arm! lol


                    • #11
                      I went through a rash of dogs sitting on the bathing unit and breaking the hose so I had water shooting up to the ceiling of my van...not a pretty sight LOL!! Hope you get to feeling better soon!


                      • #12
                        I'm laughing so hard at everyones replies because I've done it all too!! I cannot tell you how many times I've lost the hose and had it hit me in the head. I've also been pulled down the boarding kennel stairs a few times by some very strong doggies.
                        Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones