Chalking Isn’t Just For Blackboards Anymore…
A couple days ago, I looked at my sweet little Pomeranian, and realized he was overdue for a grooming. If you follow me, you will know that I have the greatest little dog….Jesse James! His name was decided because he was like a little bandit….he stole our hearts! I love animals and this little guy is definitely a P.O.M.S…..a piece of my soul.
I usually have a set schedule for his grooming appointments, but there are times when I forget to make an appointment or we get busy and…well, you know how that goes, right?
When Jesse’s feet start looking like elf shoes (pointy fur pieces at the ends of his paws), I realize he is way overdue for a grooming. The pic above and below were taken while Jesse and I were waiting and watching outside for the Captain to come home! His expression seems to say….“so, when is he going to get home”?
Luckily, I can go online and make his appointments. I just fill out which groomer I prefer (Susan) and what I want to have done, BUT….this time I actually started reading all the choices available, including bath preferences, ear cleaning, nail clipping, teeth brushing, head chalking and…. WHAT? head chalking?? “Whaaaat is Thaaaat?” I said out loud to no one but myself. I had never heard that term before and I really should have guessed because as I read further, I saw that tail chalking and paw chalking were also choices…along with pastel colors.
Ohhhhhh, now I understood. This is where the groomer uses a special pet chalk mixed with a bit of water and applies the color to your pet.
Below are a few examples of the many choices available for white poms.
This combination would be a bit like the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team colors.
And this would certainly work for the Kansas City Royals Baseball team and the Kansas Jayhawks Basketball team colors.
This paw color would be great for just that little touch of color without going overboard.
Or perhaps you might like to have your dog look like a fox?
If you don’t really want color and your dog likes braids, this is an option!
Or, your little Pom could have most of his fur removed and he could look like this little bear.
Color is not restricted to Pomeranian, Only Daughter has cocker spaniels….she could choose to color her dog’s tails…or ears!
Wow! So many options.
So, I did what any fur baby mother would do…..I picked Jesse up in my arms and showed him the pictures to see which one he liked the best.
And this is what he chose…..
His usual cut for our warm Florida weather….nothing special, no frills and certainly no colors… and that is just fine with me.
My dear readers, what are your thoughts on chalking? Is it just me or do some of those “chalked” dogs look a bit sad?