We are currently in the process of finding a new groomer, seems like everyone is doing that these days. I adore Pippi’s groomer Stacey but with the move of our office she is now almost two hours away. I just can’t swing that. I applaud it if you that do; I know a few whom drive at least that. So to start this all over again I’ve tried out a place close my office. The lead groomer has more than 20 years of experience and knows a Scottie cut. She let me know what she thinks should be done then asked what small changes I would like. I also like that this place does not require a laundry list of vaccinations. In my opinion we over-vaccinate Pippi, but because we use kennels there is really no choice. You have to do what they require. This groomer said “That’s up to the owner; I’m not going to tell you how to care for your animal”. With that in mind any owner whom takes the care to have her pooch groomed also cares for proper vaccinating. A few years back I read a blog post chastising pet owners for over-vaccinating; I commented that this is all well and good but those of us who use commercial facilities and groomers don’t have the choice to abstain. We don’t get to send our kids to school without the proper shots. I could argue till I’m blue in the face with kennel owners about my beliefs but in the end we need their services.