Archive for September 24th, 2011

Our weather is still saying HOT but the sun is sneaking to bed earlier and earlier, hence my girls are already growing their winter coats. Not the best thing when it’s still pushing the 90’s! When we first moved to Terri’s place a couple years ago we attempted to clip Cass w/electric clippers to give her some relief from the heat. That also happened to be the first time I ever saw Cass rear – and right in front of me! I have been reluctant to use the clippers ever since. But the past year of working with and learning from Gary has given me great insight and Cass much needed confidence. So, we gave it a go!

If you look closely at the picture you can see where I’ve clipped her belly, shoulder & neck! The folks on my fjord list had recommended I just do a trace clip on her and that’s what I was going for. I’m not the best at straight lines but I think we did ok! I was literally on my knees underneath her and she didn’t move a muscle. I was more than proud of my girl, I was overwhelmed by her trust in me. I’ve been able to give her peace and comfort and she repays me by trusting I won’t hurt her.

Cass’s hair grows fast so her mane was in need of a trim, too. We’d already accomplished using the clippers for that a few months back. Makes a big difference from using hand scissors. We’ve broken quite a few since her hair’s so thick.

Love. This. Girl.



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