I Failed as a Dog Groomer

 In coronavirus, Dog Behavior

The dogs and I had our first big adventure since New Mexico has eased slowly into the first stages of reopening: a visit to Taos to our wonderful dog groomer, one of the first businesses to be allowed to reopen with COVID-safe practices.

Let me just say that this was a big, big deal for us. I managed during the first part of the shutdown to keep the Afghans kind of decent looking with our little home salon set up, but after awhile, I have to tell the truth: I failed as a dog groomer.

Here is Tashi, sporting her finest “Quarantine Meets High Desert 3% Humidity” Hairdo (see pic above).

And here is her much-improved look after her visit to Unleashed. Thank you Ann-Marie and Chris!

While the Affies got fluffed and buffed, Abby and I went for a mountain hike:

What a joy it was to be in the mountains, in the sunshine, and near the abundantly running water from the spring snow melt!

In this time, I am appreciating more than ever the simple connections of my community, the land, and my animal family.

Wishing you and your families sweet walks in the sunshine, safe connections with your loved ones, and better hair days ahead.

With love,


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