In this economy, and especially at this time of year, everyone is trying to stretch their dollar as much as possible. People cut back on eating out, entertainment, and even their own haircuts. However, one thing they don’t cut back on as the holidays approach is their dog grooming.

This is the busiest time of year for dog groomers. With the arrival of the holidays and out-of-town guests, everyone wants their dogs to look and smell great. I often have people tell me, “I spend more money on the dog’s haircuts than my own”. That is probably true.

While looking through Groomer to Groomer magazine, I came across a t-shirt ad from Barkleigh Products. It listed the Top Ten Reasons Why It Costs More To Get Your Pet Groomed Than Your Own Haircut. Here they are:

10. Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end.
9. You don’t go eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.
8. Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a sanitary trim.
7. Your hairdresser doesn’t clean your ears.
6. Your hairdresser doesn’t remove the boogies from your eyes.
5. You sit still for your hairdresser.
4. Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure and pedicure.
3. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
2. You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.
1. The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim.

Happy Friday!