Sunday, September 16, 2012
I just finished grooming Tate, just a brush, but it took 2.5 hrs.
To most Collie owners this is normal, to me it is normal as well, except for one thing, I hurt through the entire groom. My back mostly, it spasms continually, it is excruciating. It has gotten worse in the past year, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so I know that is the problem. I have had a stiff neck for the last 3 weeks, well now it is just an achy neck, not so much stiff anymore, but it hurt through the whole groom as well. We won't even talk about my hands & wrists from 30 plus years of professional grooming :)
The reality hit me today, Kort may be my last Collie :(
I want a Flat-coated Retriever next, I had always thought I would have at least one more Collie , but now I'm not so sure.
I don't know if I can psychically keep up with the coat, I am looking at at least 5 years before I can have another Collie after I get my Flatcoat, I don't think my Fibromyalgia will be better , so I am sad, very very sad.
I hope I am wrong, Collies are my love, I can't imagine not having another one.
Posted by onecollie at 1:08 PM