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My GrooOooom Mobile

While many pet lovers spent their day at the Pet Expo, I was occupied with tons of stuff and one of them was spending time refurbishing my old grooming table.

It has been a while since I have a decent stand for my grooming platform so I decided to make one with wheels. Now I can groom anywhere I like.

Someone on the forum mentioned that he was expecting to see me at the pet expo but I have to apologize for my absence. After so long having pets I realized that we do move on to different things. Gone are the days when I spend all day long at pet shops or pet expos. I have learned what are the essentials that I need for my pets that I don’t find it worth getting at the expo. Basically, I have gone to expos like this for far too many times and I end up going home empty handed. So it is pretty pointless for me.

Last year it was pretty interesting to have a little rabbit show and I thought this year there would be one with an ARBA judge as promised by the fancy judge last year. It was mentioned that Mr. R***y may grace the show this year but I guess it did not happen.

Anyway, here’s my new Groom Mobile and I am loving it! Time well spent…

Grooming platform on top and cage below to hold a bunny

I repainted the platform using a darker paint

A closer look at the grooming platform

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Professional Grooming

The moment Rachel saw this post https://truluvrabbitry.com/2009/09/19/the-terror-shaver/, she knew that I needed a lot of help. Since then, she has been asking me when I’ll be able to allow her to help me. I have been procrastinating for the longest time until recently I felt the temperature rising in Klang Valley. I personally have not been sweating so much until recently. If I am without fur and feeling so uncomfortable, it must be hard on the rabbits I thought.

Finally, I committed myself to arrange for a grooming session and have Rachel come over and work her wonders on the bucks. Rachel has been placing well in the local grooming competitions but the catch is, she’s a pro with dogs. In my opinion, any pro groomer can be much better than me in the grooming department. Rachel brought her grooming equipments with her in a huge box and it weighs heavier than Thunder and Clark put together – LOL!

As we’re working against time (she has only approximately 3 hours to spare), we quickly set off to work. Clark was first and being her first bunny grooming session, it took us a good 1 hour to get him done.

Since Rachel is very familiar with grooming dogs, I gave her a task to groom the bucks similar to how she would groom a Miniature Schnauzer – LOL! I told her I would love to see Thunder and Clark in SKIRTS too!

And that is exactly what Rachel did..

Rachel working on Clark

Another person that can strike a good conversation with my rabbits!

The end results are absolutely MARVELOUS!!! It is pretty obvious that the bucks love it too! They have extra ventilation – LOL!

GrrrRrr...Sexy Back!

He really looks like a PUPPY DOG now!

Thank you so much Rachel for spending precious time grooming at TLR! We shall see you soon!

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The Terror Shaver!

I used to help my wife groom our 2 dogs and we did buy the tools need for grooming. Till today, we still have the shaver and I thought of making good use of it. I have been putting this on hold for quite a long time. So today, I spent almost 2 hours grooming just one bunny. How did I decide who to give a shave? Well…

Thunder is having a major molt and I thought of helping him out. So I wrapped myself up and started cutting away!

On the other hand, it has proven that temperature does affect fertility in buck and by shaving him clean, I hope to experiment if it helps with fertility. I guess with a few ounces lighter, Thunder would be able to “perform” better with the does. LOL!

Let’s allow the photos to do all the talking. I was going for the lamb cut but somehow it didn’t turn out like how I expected.

BEFORE

BEFORE

The Slaughter Begins

The Slaughter Begins

Increase the count of "you-know-what" or be snipped!

Increase the count of "you-know-what" or be snipped!

The end product….

Lamb Cut turned out to be Lamb Chop as Susie puts it. Thunder looked like an old goat now...LOL!

Lamb Cut turned out to be Lamb Chop as Susie puts it. Thunder looked like an old goat now...LOL!

Being few ounces lighter I am sure he'll be able to perform extremely well with the does. Just like the Energize bunny!

Being few ounces lighter I am sure he'll be able to perform extremely well with the does. Just like the Energizer bunny!

I set out hoping to get Thunder looking clean shaved like this little Min Schnuazer we used to have

I set out hoping to get Thunder looking clean shaved like this little Min Schnauzer we used to have

Grooming a rabbit is harder than I thought. And the amount of fur was a much as that of 4 little dogs. Will I do it again? Absolutely! It was fun and it should be nice if I could even things out!

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