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December 21, 2008

Grooming the Fat Golden Retriever named, Chloe

Hey guys! Sorry that I've been slacking this week. Don't blame pitiful gorgeous me. Blame the not so fat fat woman(Mommy that is) who kept on hogging the compooter & would not help me update my blog nor visit you guys. But I'm back now & will drop by all your blogs after this.

So, Chloe & Faith are getting ready for their 3rd Conformation Show which will be on the 1st week of next year. Mommy has already groomed Chloe this evening just to get ready. Mommy purposely groomed her early so that she will not look sooo unnatural with all the blunt cuts here & there when the show starts in two weeks time. Below here are pictures of her during her grooming session. Mommy is no professional groomer nor has she gone to any grooming classes. Mommy just learned how to show groom Goldens by reading & looking at pictures online & also just by looking at other show Goldens. Sometimes Mommy makes some silly mistakes but most of the time she gets it right. BOL!!! Boy, am I GLAD I'm not entering for this round!

So what gadgets do you need to groom a Golden Retriever? The basic stuff ofcourse & also a toy & a bag of treats to reward the dog while grooming & after grooming.

Here's a pair of fat Golden Retriever feeties. One has been trimmed neatly while the other one waits its fate. Chloe's nails has grown so long(blame Mommy for neglecting it) that the woman can't really cut it short enough. According to the dog show rules, the dog's nails shouldn't be touching the ground. Oh well! The judge won't be analyzing the feeties so nothing to fuss about.

Here's a very fluffy fat Golden Retriever ear.

This is after it had been trimmed. So much neater but we think she looks so much cuter with fluffy ears.

Whiskers & eyebrows have been shaved off...

Not yet trimmed tail...

After trimming. Mommy did a blunt cut...

Here's the finished product. BOL!!! That dog at the back looks very familiar to me. Chloe's legs are kinda skinny compared to my muscular well build *ahem* yeah anyway, Mommy has bought some really kool products that can pimp her skinny legs up a bit. But that will only be done on the day of the show.

Chloe doesn't really wanna go for the show. She'd rather sleep than run around in the ring several times & look pretty. She'd also rather be a real DOG & roach on grass instead! I like the sound of that too.

Mommy has been practicing running & stacking Chloe & Faith everyday. She wants to make sure the two have the perfect gait & stack during the show. They have to look their best to win. Just one more Challenge cert for Faith to become a Malaysian Champ while Chloe needs two more Challenge certs or six more Reserve Challenge certs to become a Champ. Chloe's got lots of competition out there!!! Wish them luck!


Happy (2005 -2011) said...

wuf! Chloe is looking really beauitfuly! You looks like a pro in all kinds of dog stuff..:! ain't you proud of ur mommy Amber?

Comet said...

Wow, that's a lot of work to go to a show. We think Chloe is beautiful natural and groomed.

Daisy said...

That was very interesting. Grooming just right sounds very hard. I wish you all good luck at the show!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber!
Your mom did a pawesome job grooming Chloe! She looks beautiful!
I am sure they are going to do it great!
Good luck!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Your mommy is a MUCH better groomer than the one at PetSmart in the U.S.! 1000 times better.

Clover said...

Hi Amber!
Chloe looks beautiful; your Mom did a great job!
But she sure does look sad in that last picture!
Love Clover xo

Abby said...

Hi, Amber-Mae...

Chloe looks beautiful...Your Mom does a great job...

I'm sure she will do great at the show...

Abby xxxooo

Elf said...

Oh, my dogs are lucky when I spend a few minutes removing some of those huge clumps of molting fur hanging off their sides. All this detail work is beyond me! And my dogs would never be seen in public without their whiskers and eyebrows. Good luck at the show.

Par said...

Your looking nicely groom!

Joe Stains said...

I think she did a very good job! You wouldn't even look like a dog anymore if my Mom was doing it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber Mae! Your mom is quite a groomer. Say hi to your sisters for me. It's always fun to see what you're up to.

Your friend,

Moco said...

We think that she does a pretty good job. We have to go to the groomers because our human is a klutz and would probably cut off our ear.

Terra said...

Wow, Chloe you look great!!! So close to getting your title, that's pawsome!!!

I will be cheering for you back here in Oz!!

~ Ahsoka ~

Raising Addie said...

Chloe you look just beautiful!

Good luck sweetie!


Agatha and Archie said...

Well good luck! She is sooo beautifull she will win!! Be thankfull you don't have 2 coats like we do!!!!!! And when we get groomed at home we can assure you we look whacko!!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Girasol said...

That grooming job look fantastic!! Chloe you really looks great...

Domi said...

Good luck to Chloe! Amber Mae, I left you an award on my blog. Check it out.

Woof and merry xmas.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your mom did an awesome job on Chloe! It looks like she's ready for the show!
Good luck, Chloe and Faith!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Such hard work, but she came out looking lovely. Your mom is a very good groomer.


The Musketeers said...

Oh Chloe my love ,
you look gorgeous ! Good Luck alright ! :D
You a show dog & me a swimmer . weee ~
Your Mummy have did a great job !
Hows you tummy ? feeling better ?

Loves ,

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow, another snow free blog hee hee.
Hey Chloe & Faith, good luck at the show girls. Bet you both do really well. You look beautiful all nicely groomed.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Rambo said...

Chloe looks beautiful! Your mom did a great job. Can I come over and get cleaned up. I need my nails trimmed...hehehe.
Good luck Chloe!

Dewey Dewster said...


Thanks fer stoppin' by....we haven't heard from ya in yer Christmas cookies on yer blog 'n love yer Mom's groomin' technique.....good luck ta ya all in the show....and Happy Holiday ta ya too....

Dewey Dewster here....

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Thanks fur the lesson...and to think, I thought woo were just naturally beaWOOtiful!


Hero said...

Chloe looks gorgeous! Your mom did a really great job grooming her. She's way more professional than the people we have where I live.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Chloe deserves an award for being so patient whilst being groomed! She is a beautiful gal and your mummy did a great job! All the best gals and keep us posted on the results.

Sami & Baylee said...

Chloe is sooo boot-i-fool! Your mommy sure dsoes a wonderful job grooming! Good luck girls!

xoxoxo Sami

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Your mommy did a wonderful job grooming. Merry Christmas!


mang0 said...

Wow, nice job. Your mummy is so good in grooming. My mummy dun even dare to trim Dagger's nails :p

Pippa said...

Good luck to them for the show.

As for that grooming lark, hate it, and I just get the odd comb or brushing. Still too often though.


Mack said...

What a great job your mom did!

Hey we got your beautiful Christmas card! Thanks!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Chloe you look beautiful but very depressed. Perhaps you should come over and we will go to the lake and get a real dog smell!!! Rolling on dead fish is so much fun...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

☮momoKo said...

Hi!Chloe is looking refresh and beauitfuly!


Deetz said...

Hi Amber Mae
I am back. I just stopped by to see what you have been up too and you look great groomed and not groomed too. Happy Holidays to you

Kodak the Eskie said...

I think Chloe looks beautiful and your mommy did a great job at grooming her. Good luck at your conformation!

Hugs, Kodak

Princess Patches said...

Chloe looks great! Your mom did a really great job! Good luck with your show!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

George the Pup said...

Chloe sure is looking great! I hope everyone does well in the next round of conformation!

Happy Holidays to you all!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Hi Dear friends!!!
Chloe is looking really beauitfuly!!!!!
We love you natural and groomed!!!
Your mum have made a great work!!!
Our mum never has us groomed because says that we like her so much so hairy!!!WAAAAAA.....
Have a great CHRISTMAS full of love and gifts!!!!
AND:::We have an award for you!!!
Lots of love and kisses for alla of you!!!!!!!

Niamh said...

Chloe looks lovely but I feel sorry for her that she had to have all that grooming. I hate it myself. I'm glad that she got lots of treats.

Your friend,

duo_disaster said...

There we say your M is multi-talented! She not only can sing, cook, now she grooms well too!

Thank GOD for her!

*Grumbles* We dont even have treats/toys when we get groomed!!!

Go Chloe!
Sweep the awards home!

Be waiting for GOOD news,
Rudolf + Goofy

Huskee and Hershey said...

Awww... poor Chloe.. she looks so cute and forlorn in the last photo that my mom says she'd give in to anything she asks for!!
Good luck to Chloe and Faith.. I bet you'll be cheering them on at the sidelines, right?

Cassidy said...

Aw, Chloe looks even more beautiful now,we will cross paws that the shows go well.

If your mummy wants to get the nails shorter, get her to take the tip off with the nail cutters, wait a few days for the quick inside the nail to retract, take another little snip off the end, wait a few days and so on.

Cassidy x

Chris and Ricky said...

Amber - thanks for trying to watch my holiday video - it's on YouTUbe and I'm not sure why you haven't been able to watch it!

Good luck to Chloe and Faith and your mom in the conformation show!

Merry Christmas!

John Heffernan said...

Good luck at the shows!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You supposed they would let us have lamb chops? Probably if I (Gus) got one of them.. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Islay said...

Looks beautiful! Have a Happy Happy Christmas with lots of treats for you and your human!

love & licks,

Emma said...

Wow I had no idea you're into conformation, too. You did a wonderful job at grooming Chloe! Congratulations! We will keep our paws and fingers crossed for Chloe to win her titles! I know Malaysia is in FCI,too, so we know the rules (same rules). Is Chloe Junior or Open? Good luck!

i said...

Good luck! Have a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Aki and Poopie said...

aw.. is Chloe fat? I dont think she is fat at all.. hehehe.. all you girls are gorgeous and its really neat that your mum knows how to groom you.

Good luck Chloe and Faith! we will be rooting for you... the judges wont be checking for their weights, would they? nah.. i suppose they won't. but just incase, you can always do a little switcheroo..

again, Good luck girls!

hugs & kisses,


The Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

The Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

Snowball said...

Chloe looks so pretty after being groomed. When I was young, jie jie used to enter me for dog shows too but I really dun like it at all.

Jie jie only pardon me from such torture when I got so stress during one of the show that I vomited. I prefer to be a real pooch and roach when I feel like it.


Thor and Jack said...

My family and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Very pretty doggies!

Stanley said...

How can you say Chloe is fat? She's not even a bit chunky!

And, we LOVE that photo of her with her head lying on top of her paws. She looks like she REALLY wants to just stay home and be a couch tater!

Your mama looks like she could be a professional groomer if she wanted to be. Maybe she could cut my nails for me since I won't let anyone touch my toesies.

You all have a VERY merry Christmas and enjoy your break before the competition!

Goober love & smooches,

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I like the fluffy ears best too. But what I really wanted to say is: Merry Christmas. Big hugs and sloppy kisses to happy dogs and their owners everywhere.

Dino and Family said...

You guys are going to win! Your mom did a fantastic job at grooming! All the best! Love, Dino