The kiln is loaded and firing away. I have the first load of sgraffito trays firing on a ^04 Fast Bisque schedule which should put the firing complete this evening and be able to open the kiln late tomorrow…if I’m patient. Tauzer had to have ear surgery a couple weeks ago and on Friday finally had the ear apparatus successfully removed and her ear is thankfully all healed. What better way to celebrate than a groom and bath! Not according to her but according to us. Before I actually started grooming her myself I used to think that a dog grooming business might be kind of fun –ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I’d go broke –or I’d have to charge $300 a dog –ha! Giant Schnauzer’s don’t shed per say, so their hair grows continually and can get matted and dreadlock-like if not maintained and should be groomed every couple of months. She’s very patient with the grooming part but isn’t
too happy about the bath part so she got one of her favorite treats, Yummy Chummies to entice her into the tub. Good girl. Of course the real work wasn't the bathing or grooming, although it kills my back. The real work is taking the ShopVac to all the cut hair in the shop -it looked like I gave free haircuts to every kid in Anchorage with black hair! THEN, it's the major bleach down cleaning of the bathroom. I swear, I'm so germ phobic, I used more bleach than a community pool does at Spring Break!