Hello bookish friends – it’s me – Briar!
It’s funny, I didn’t do a blog for ages and ages, and then two came along in rapid succession.
Jane said the blogging can be like that. And so can buses.
I have to tell you that I went to the groomer this morning, to have my double coat hand-stripped and to have be other bits brushed and trimmed and polished.
When Jane took the day off, and when we got up early and went out in the car I thought we were going for a lovely walk in the country. But we weren’t. My groomer is very nice, but I don’t really like being left there to be ‘done’.
Us borders have double coats, so clipping doesn’t work on us. The old hairs have to be stripped out and the new hairs have to be left behind. It doesn’t hurt if it’s done right, but it is a bit itchy. I had my ears and whiskers tidied up too, and a lot of general grooming.
I was very good, my groomer told Jane that when she came back to settle my account and drive me home.
Jane said I looked like a different dog – and that I looked lovely,
Here are pictures to prove it!
The first picture was taken in the par a few days ago, when it was very warm and so we had a bit of a sit-down.
The second picture was taken today. We stopped off at the boating pool on the way home, so that I could have a swim and a run on the grass.
It’s going to take me a while to get used to being a smart dog again, but I’m pleased that I’m ready for the summer to come.
I’m having a rest now, and I’ll be going to the beach later, because it’s low tide at walk time.
I will be back soon. And Jane will be back sooner, to talk about books I expect ….