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You Know It’s Grooming Time When …

Ruby takes her final walk before grooming.

You can’t see the path ahead of you

Ruby takes the walk of shame before going to the groomer

Your ears become wings

Ruby's pre-grooming walk of shame

Your tail looks like barbie doll hair

You know it is grooming time when you are mistaken for a mop

You are mistaken for a flying mop

Ruby enjoys one last walk with her fluffy fur before getting groomed

Your sweater is a little too tight and you hear whispering about cutting back on the treats

A floppy dog takes her before picture before grooming

You explain that it is fluff, not fat – and as a dog with a checkered past and some self-esteem issues, you don’t appreciate being fluff-shamed.

Top Six Signs it is time for grooming.


  1. Mark Muller
    March 6, 2017 / 8:18 am

    true. then you either need a gps or a haircute LOL

  2. Yamini MacLean
    March 6, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Hari omSo true…even myself had attend the furstealers downunder; once a decade occurence for this gal!!! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Julie
    March 6, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Hehe…I nose all about the floof not fat excuse…although my furstealer did mention the *whispers* DIET word to me!!!!!Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  4. Emma
    March 6, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I get my furs stripped. When I come home from the spa, Mom always has to tighten up my collar since the fluff is gone!

  5. Oz theTerrier
    March 6, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Oh Ruby, you furs are long and flowing. Why would she want to give you a trim? I personally like when my fur gets fluffy but of course, that is when the hand-stripping starts.

  6. tubby3pug
    March 6, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    such cute pics

  7. Brian
    March 6, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    You are always beautiful sweet Ruby!

  8. Madi and Mom
    March 6, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ruby darling every one needs a tad more fluff this time of year.I bet once groomed you will feel like you have lost at least a 1/8 of yourself.You my sweet are fine as you are.Hugs madi your bff PS darling photos

  9. Three Chatty Cats
    March 6, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Haha! This happens to Eddie more often that it should. He's overdue for a grooming!

  10. Sully
    March 6, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    BOL how dare they suggest that your fluff might be from treats! Shame on them.Aroo to you,Sully

  11. Denise Gruzensky
    March 6, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Shasta met all the criteria and is at PetSmart as I write this. BOL

  12. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    March 6, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    "Fluff-shamed" … that's got to be the term of the year! We think you're beautiful, Ruby 🙂

  13. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    March 6, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    We live in fear! There are no tell tail signs. The grooming table is always ready and suddenly SHE swoops down on an unsuspecting scottie and starts the torture!

  14. Molly the AireGirl
    March 6, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    You are so cute just the way you are, Ruby, but we know how the moms are. I heard the same "groomies" word yesterday. Oh well – at least we'll be cooler when springtime comes!

  15. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    March 6, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    BOL – very cute post:)Woos – Lightning and Misty

  16. Bouncing Bertie
    March 6, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Oh Ruby, don't tell me about it…Toodle pip!Bertie (6oz lighter than he was two days ago).

  17. Idaho PugRanch
    March 6, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Oh gosh Ruby – we wish we could use that fluff excuse!hugsMr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  18. The Swiss Cats
    March 6, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Mistaken for a mop ? No, not yet… Do you enjoy being groomed ? Purrs

  19. Dory and the Mama
    March 6, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    We know all of those tips…very well!! Being "Fluff-shamed" is definitely the worst!!Smileys!Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  20. da tabbies o trout towne
    March 6, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    ruby….we dunno bout de hole groomin thing but we due noe yur lookin gorgeouz ! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  21. Janet Keefe
    March 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    You are cute no matter what, Ruby, but a haircut is a nice thing for Spring!Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  22. Millie and Walter
    March 6, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    We are cracking up over the "fat shaming".

  23. Ruby
    March 7, 2017 / 1:36 am

    HEY RUBY! IT'S RUBY! hehehehe! sorry, it's been furevers! I guess I haven;t been gettin' your bloggie posties in my thingie! The nerves! Anyhu, I TOTALLY AGREE! What is wrong with lots of fluffs??!!! Ma says she's takin' my FABulous furs this week, and I don't even thinks I gots that much to steal! Butts, alas, my fat is fat….sigh….I am on this dreaded diet, and its terribles! Good thingie yours is fluff! BOL I thinks you look FABulous just the way you are! so THERE!Kisses,Ruby ♥

  24. The Island Cats
    March 7, 2017 / 2:41 am

    Aw, Ruby. Sometimes getting a haircut is a good thing. 🙂

  25. The Florida Furkids
    March 7, 2017 / 11:33 am

    We love the "ears" photo!!!! We agree….floof not fat!The Florida Furkids

  26. Marg
    March 7, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    WE can't wait to see the new you, Ruby. But we like you what ever way you look.

  27. The Menagerie Mom
    March 7, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Ruby, your cute little eyebrows could touch the ground and you'd still be adorable!

  28. Sandra
    March 7, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I smiled all the way through this post, you are so darn cute with all that HAIR and I love each and every pic of you today. my husband had a dog that is a twin to you, I never met him, but we have photos. waiting to see the big reveal, I don't see how you can get any cuter

  29. LP
    March 7, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Wilhelmina understands completely Ruby! It looks as though she has dropped ten pounds every time she is groomed! We bet you will look lovely after being groomed. Does your groomer put bows in your furs? Wilhelmina's does and it looks very pretty! :)the critters in the cottage xo

  30. M. K. Clinton
    March 7, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    It is grooming time for Pierre too! He looks like a ragamuffin!

  31. Sweet William The Scot
    March 7, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the treesGive a home to the fleas, in my hairA home for fleas, a hive for the buzzing beesA nest for birds, there ain't no wordsFor the beauty, splendor, the wonder of my hairFlow it, show itLong as God can grow, my hairI think it is perfect.Sweet William The Scot

  32. Lola The Rescued Cat
    March 8, 2017 / 12:29 am

    Ruby, we love pics of you running! Mommy knows she needs grooming when she can't see the path in front of her, too!

  33. maryehaight
    March 9, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Too funny especially the ears as wings and the Barbie doll tail hair! Fat accusers will likely be shocked at the little pooch under all that hair =)

  34. Shinan Barclay
    March 10, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    too funny; what insight; thank you

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