Friday, December 12, 2008

Airecuts aren't worth it!

So, Stanley recently asked if I was going to get an Airecut before I headed down to Florida with Mom and Dad, and funny he asked, cuz yesterday, I got groomed.

Now, I have to warn all you doggies out there not to misbehave when you are on the grooming table. Apparently, I must have been thrashing about when I was on the table and hooked onto the grooming loop. I was fine when I went home, but late last night I began to feel some pain and I cried out and went to Mom for help. Mom had no clue what to do, every time she touched my head/neck area I would yelp and cry. She took off my collar and bandanna to ease the pain on my neck and then called the Emergency Vet. They felt if she could settle me in for the night, I would not need to visit them, but they did recommend a trip to my regular vet in the AM. So, at midnight, I still would not fall asleep. I was so tired that my eyes were shutting, but each time I put my head down it hurt SO BAD! Finally, I just fell asleep.

First thing this morning, Mom rushed me off to my most favorite vet in the whole world, Dr. Marks! Dr. Marks knew something was wrong right away. Normally, I would jump all over her and slobber kisses on her face, but all she got was a bit of a tail wag. I was examined and then given TWO SHOTS! OWWWW!!!! Dr. Marks felt that I most likely had injured the soft tissue around my neck when I was on the table and this was causing all of my discomfort. So, she gave me a muscle relaxer and and anti-inflammatory to take until Sunday. When I left her office, my tail was back up and I was acting more like myself again.

So, no rough play for me this weekend, no running or being crazy, no, me the dog who gets hurt at the groomers has to rest. All this just so I could smell nice and clean up my hair....If you ask me, it's just not worth it!

'till next time,


Sally and Rufus said...

Kirby darling don't go south come north I tell you. Let your hair grow wild and free. We aren't getting the dreaded grooming till spring because lets face it, we are gorgeous with curls.
Maybe your folks should learn to groom you, Momma does us, and little by little so we don't get too stressed. We are spoiled hehehe. XOX Sal

Lacy said...

w00f's Kirby, me iz sorry u gotted hurt at the thinks u looks all handsome all furry...

b safe,

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Kirby, you poor thing. We hope your better soon matie. Wonder how it happened??
Just take it easy for a few days and hopefully you'll come right.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Stanley said...

Kirby Boy!

Hey, man! I hope I didn't put the grooming bug in your mama's ear when I asked that question. I was just hoping you didn't melt in the Florida sun.

We are sending you loads of healing goober smooches and some extra AireZen to help heal your neck, man! Did your groomer even mention anything about you thrashing around or possibly getting hurt? I'm guessing you probably made some noise when it happened.

Dude... next time do what Frankie says and R-E-L-A-X!

Goober love,

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi ya Kirby,

I love the shot of you on your blog header. What a traumatic airecut experience. Fortunately for me, beagles don't require any cuts! Phew...Thanks for the Christmas card.

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh Kirby we are so sorry to read you have hurt yourself.

We hope you have a comfortable weekend and feel heaps better very soon.

Molly and Taffy

Pacco de Mongrel said...

poor kirby... i hope u feels better now... next time becareful when u're on the devil's table

Faya said...

My poor Kirby, I am not sure I have understand everything but I understand that after the visit to the vet you will feel better...
Kisses, Faya

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, the groomers has always been the big no-no place for us. Nu-uh! I guess the leash got tight around your neck when you were moving about. Poor you. I hope you're feeling better.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry this happened to you, Kirby! We hope you feel 100% soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bogart said...

Aw Kirby, hope you're feeling a bit better pal... that sounds super uncomfortable...

Just say NO to hairecuts!!!

Sending ya love :)


Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Kirby,
Oh noooo.. sorry to hear that you not only had to be groomed.. you ended up at the vet as well!
I was cut by the groomer once (it was pretty bad and very near my 'jewels'!).. it freaked my mom out big time and after that, she grooms me herself. I may not look as good as if I have gone to the groomers, but at least we have a peace of mind.. Heehee..

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Poor Kirby! We hope you are feeling better VERY soon! I, Poppy, almost always end up with some kind of injury when I go to the groomer's. Usually, I act like it hurts to walk, for a few days. The groomer was always the only person there and everytime she had to answer the phone, she would take me off the table and then lift me back up when she was done. When Mom finally figured this out, she took me to a different groomer where they have lots of people to answer the phone and they have a hydraulic table. Now, she asks lots of questions before she makes me an appointment with a new groomer. Silly people!

Get better soon, Kirby!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Niamh said...

Poor Kirby! I hope you are feeling better now and back to all your activities. I cannot stand that whole grooming thing either.

Your friend,

Bogart said...

Hey Kirby... thinking of you buddy, how is your neck doing?



Hi Kirby,

Thanks so much for my Christmas cards. We just love you in the snow. We got snoow on Dec 10th but not like your snow.

I'm doing a snow post New Years weekend about DWB doggies that get snow. If you want to be a part of it send me a picture of you playing in the snow. My e-mail address is on my bio.

We'll be back to visit soon.

Merry Christmas...Mona

Comet and BLU said...

We are sorry to hear that you got hurt at the groomers. We hope you feel better soon.

Deetz said...

I am so sorry you got hurt during your grooming. I say no more grooming, okay. Lets all get dirty and hairy...hehe
I am back and I sure missed you
Happy Holidays to you and your family

Bonnie said...

Oh, Kirby!
I'm late in reading blogs but am so sorry to hear you got hurt at the groomer's. I hope you never go back there again. Keeley hates getting groomed also, but he's never been hurt there. We go to a shop that specializes in Airedales and also breeds Airedales. Poor baby -- I feel so sorry for you. I hope by now you are living it up in Florida.
Keeley's Grandma

Happy said...

Hi Kirby!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

erin said...

Oh dog, I think you got it right, Kirby! Grooming is just not worth it. I've never liked it and after hearing what happened to you, I have all the more reason to be weary of it. I hope you're feeling better now though. Merry Christmas, Pal!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Kirby, it's nice to sniff you! we thank you for your card and wanted to wish you a merry christmas in pawson. we hope you had fun and got lots of pressies and treats.

that grooming adventure sounds like a bad deal to us. those groomer people should not let doggies get hurt. we've heard even worse stories... our mom grooms us. we don't like it, but we let her. we're poodles and need regular grooming. it sucks to be so beautiful. hee hee!


Raising Addie said...

Hello Kirby!

I hope you are feeling better and that you had a wonderful Holiday!

Thank you very much for the Christmas card! It was just beautiful! You have a wonderful blog. I love the pictures!


Poppy said...

I was just playing with the DWB randomizer and I had to stop to say I LOVE your big picture at the top of your blog!


Bogart said...


I've been thinking about ya all month buddy, hope you're ok!!!

Happy New Yaire! Just say no to the groomers in 2009!!!

Love & Big Aire Kisses,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Kirby...oh my...we hope by now you are feelin' much much better!!!

Give us an update so we know how ur doin', Kay???

Hope you enjoyed the holidays!!!

Lotsa love,
Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Bogart said...

Kirby buddy...

Just checking in on ya - hope you're doing better after the airecut...

Much Aire Lovin'

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