She did give us the name of another groomer in the area and so I called her up a few weeks ago. Yesterday was the first appointment she had open. A little longer than their usual 5 to 6 weeks grooming schedule and let me tell you - they were getting pretty shaggy! (No pictures - I don't know why I didn't take any.)
I must say I was a little anxious about our kids going to a new groomer. Poor Elliott has never liked going although his old groomer always told me what a good boy he was. I was concerned about Smoke because of his hip dysplasia which can make him cranky sometimes. And Dani, our little Diva girl - I wasn't sure how she would behave.
We'd decided with the hot weather, we'd have Dani cut shorter than her normal "do". It will take some getting used to on our part but she seems very happy. Basically her legs are the only real difference.
Elliott is his same handsome self.
And Smoke? If you've seen pictures of him before you know that his coat was a silver color. Back in January I did a post about some reverse graying he had going on. Well, it looks like he's now gone from his dark puppy coat, to a silvery coat, and now he's dark again on his back. Interesting, I think. We'll see what happens when his fur starts growing out again.
Looks like we found a good groomer and one that the "kids" did well with.
I am so relieved!