if there was one word that could sum up this weekend..it would be eventful.
it all started friday morning when i had to take my dogs to the groomer. they really needed to get in because binks especially was getting quite matted. he will not let anybody brush him so we take him to a groomer that has special treatment for him that blows out the hair. that’s all fine and dandy if binks would allow even that to happen. the matts on his behind were too much and they decided to shave him.
that is when he escaped out of the muzzle harness and made a run for it.
i received a call around 1:00 that i needed to come and get binks. it went a little something like this.
“ummm hi abby this is NAME from GROOMER, we have a problem. we needed to shave binks due to a few issues with his fur. he has escaped from the muzzle and will not go back in. three of us have tried to get him back on to the table and he is now becoming aggressive. we need you to come get him immediately.”
“omg i’m so sorry, he didn’t bite anybody did he? he’s never been super aggressive before! i’m so sorry”
“no he didn’t bite but he could. we were only able to shave parts of him. but you need to come and get him”
“well what about butters?”
“butters is fine. he will be finished by the time you get here”
so i get to the groomer and i am absolutely mortified. i have two people in front of me picking up their dogs and they have these happy beautiful groomed mutts and they are playing, laughing and pretty much giving me the middle finger.
then comes my dogs.
butters so beautiful, completely groomed and lassie looking. and then comes binks.
i litereally slump. my dog’s entire right side of his body is shaved.
enter judgmental stares.
i get a nice long lecture from the groomer about how i now have to pretty much roofie my dog in order to finish shaving him.
i say where do i find these “dog sedatives”.
groomer pretty much tells me to “figure it out”
on our way home binks sticks his head out the window like nothing ever happened. i’m not sure what to do with him right now but he looks terrible. this is how the weekend pretty much kicked off.
we left late friday afternoon for detroit with joe’s parents. ( i left a very interesting note for the dog sitter…)
we got to detroit around 5pm, checked into the hotel and went to the mercury bar in cork town.
if you haven’t been there you need to go. amazing burgers and other bar food. hello “totchos” tater tots with nacho cheese, bacon, green onions, jalapeños and a cilantro sour cream..