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
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!
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!
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.
The Slaughter Begins
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!
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 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!