I officially made it one week longer without clipping this year than last year!
And this time, I had company:
|Tee hee. I had given him a quick and dirty apron clip two days prior,before my lesson, because it was 80 and I figured he'd die of heat exhaustion if I didn't.|
Mostly all I had to tell her was to remember to keep the clippers at the same angle to his skin, and watch for the hair changing direction.
I knew I wanted to leave a saddle pad patch this year, so I used my Supracor half pad without a cover as a template. It worked out really well. I showed FBR how to make a rough outline with it on, and then gently feather the hair using an upward motion with the clippers to smooth it out. She did really well.
Connor did too - she brought two applesauces to keep him occupied. What a good kid.
The finished result (her side). Also keep in mind that I have the super fine Lister Star blades, so between that and Connor being a chestnut, she was set up for clipper track failure:
|Not bad, right?|
She kept saying "It's so satisfying when you clip a new section and all that hair comes off!" and asked if she could help me with round two in six weeks or so when he needs it again. I said sure, it was way more fun with two people than one. I think that girl has a future as a professional body clipper!