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To Groom Or Not To Groom Is Not The Question


To groom or not to groom a Newfie is not a question, nor is it a choice.

It’s a must.


Where you choose to do that grooming is the question.

I personally like to do most of my grooming outside in the fresh air with the music on and a beer sitting somewhere close by.  I’ve spent many weekend nights this way and I’ve enjoyed every second of it.

Grooming is very relaxing and soothing for me.


Grooming takes me away to better places when I need to be taken away.

It’s almost like my meditation.

I’ve been missing my meditation.

It’s not because I haven’t been grooming the boys, it’s because I haven’t been outside grooming the boys.

Most of their grooming the last few months has taken place in the house with me sitting beside them, brush in hand, while they take a snooze.

It’s still relaxing, but not really.


This happens in the winter, some of the grooming gets done inside and some gets done in the garage with the propane heater on, music playin and some beer in the cooler.

I haven’t done any garage grooming this winter. I just don’t want to go out in the cold, dreary garage because it’s been a tough winter and being in the garage does not sound appealing to me.

So all of the grooming this winter has been done inside, on my kitchen floor. Sometimes it’s done on the family room floor, and a few times it has been done on the couch.

It kinda irritates my husband because I’ve been doing the trimming and the brushing inside and hair just kind of goes everywhere. I always clean up when I’m done, but sometimes I’m doing it for a long time and people tend to walk through massive areas where I’ve clipped hair and then they get a little annoyed and it’s just not very mediation like.


So anyway, now that the weather is hit or miss. 60 degrees ones day, snow flurries the next, I’ve been seizing the 60 degree days and getting my mediation on.

I had a few days of meditation last week and it was glorious.

Even though I said whoops a few more times then I normally do when trimming, it was still awesome to be outside grooming again.

60 degrees, grooming table outside, boys relaxing, music playin, Jen meditating, and Leroy being a poser.

Better days are close.

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Tuesday 8th of April 2014

And beer. Don't forget your beer. :-) That is a win-win for you. The boys get to look all dapper and you get to relax. How can you not love that!


Tuesday 8th of April 2014

I look so forward to my grooming nights and beer! You should see me when I have the radio on while doing this, it is a treat!


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Those photos are just precious... I wish you were my neighbor however. The stinky Lapdogs could really use some, er, grooming....

Kimberly Gauthier

Sunday 30th of March 2014

Grooming is a must in our house too and each of our dogs has different needs. Rodrigo needs a full trim (J does this), Sydney just needs a trim on her haunches and around her neck (I do this). All of our dogs need nail trims (I do this too - J helps with Scout, because the puppy thinks it's a game and gets super goofy).

I wouldn't call it relaxing at our house, but it is satisfying when they look so good when we're finished, so I don't dread it :)

Jobi and Fisher

Sunday 30th of March 2014

Beer, music and Leroy - what a charmed life!


Friday 28th of March 2014

We haven't hit 60 yet. Send some of that here. We are still mostly cooped up! Handsome pictures.

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