Saturday, March 6, 2010

Groomed and Clean Shaven…

030610_0046 copy“Doc? You sure she’s old enough to groom Maggie?” I asked out of the groomer’s earshot.

The groomer looked like she was sixteen.  Maggie was shaking nervously like a leaf.  And I wanted this to go smoothly.

“She’s 22,” he said, smiling at my concern. “She’s the best groomer I’ve ever hired.”

I went back to the waiting room for awhile - taking some consolation from Dr. Thomas’ words.  I felt really strange today.  My stomach was a bundle of butterflies.  I was having periods of confusion.  I took solace in the fact that dad would be here around three with my medications.  I could sleep then once the calming effects of my clonazepam hit my bloodstream.

“You know what I always tell your mother, don’t you?” Dr. Thomas said in his characteristically heavy Southern drawl as he walked out of backroom with Maggie in his arms.  “This dawg sho did win the Gawgia lottery when your father found her.  Y’all take good care of your animals.”

I laughed and smiled.  Maggie looked like a different dog.  You could actually see her eyes now.  She was so self conscious of her looks as well.  It was as if she knew she was the center of attention – in the spotlight so to speak.  She was certainly glad to be home and so was I.

10 comments:

This IS The Fun Part! said...

One thing is certain - she'll need some extra blankets for a while! But she looks wonderful! Such a beautiful girl. I can see the love in those eyes, Andrew.

Give her a hug for me,
Grannie

pattycakes said...

she looks great a new spring "do" lol beautiful eyes now we can see them , keep up the good work , you are doing great :) you made one small misstep , and dont we all, now its back on track
have a good day :)

Beth said...

Maggie looks fabulous! Elegant and sophisticated -- THE new look for spring.
Hope you are feeling better today. Your writing helps me understand my daughter better as she struggles with her illness. Thank you for sharing your life.

justLacey said...

Maggie you look gorgeous!

Joy Heather said...

Maggie looks gorgeous..what a smart girl...but i agree she may need an extra blanket until she gets used to her new 'haircut'..I'd have her done again in the warmer months..she will really appreciate that...the Vet is right, she is one lucky, loved Dog...but i'm sure the feeling is mutual..hope you are feeling better today Andrew.

Jenn said...

She looks so good! I love her hair cut!

Leann said...

Aww, she's beautiful. I have seen dogs so embarrassed by their trim they would not go outside where the other dogs could see them :-) She'll be much more comfortable now I'm sure. She is one lucky dog.

geelizzie said...

She looks wonderful! She was getting a little straggly there and I'm sure she likes being able to see better-so cute!

Peg said...

Watching Maggie on your blog makes me want to get a dog.

Leanne Allen Photography said...

wow, she looks great!