Farley’s Friday – Grooming While Cruising


Farley here!

My owner, Kristina, has decided she doesn’t have time to write about me. She’s too busy writing her book. So . . . I’ve stolen her laptop and am going to write my blog. My paws are a bit clumsy, but I can do it. I know I can.

Farley Guarding Kiting Gear on a Beach in the Bahamas

How do you like my hair cut above? Too short, I think. But it’s too hot in the Bahamas for me to have long hair. Plus, I get covered in sand and get itchy. I just wish Kristina had taken lessons in clipping my hair. Once she gave me a bald spot on top of my head. Good thing I’m a dog and don’t care.

So what’s in my grooming kit?

  • Nail clippers (Kristina does this weekly so the quick recedes, and she doesn’t hurt me.)
  • Large scissors
  • Small scissors blunted at the end (for around my eyes and ears.)
  • Toothpaste and brush (Not my favourite, but if I get an infection in my mouth, Kristina can clean it.)
  • Clippers   (For my winter haircut)
  • Brush (One suited for my coat – you might be different and need a specific kind.)
  • Comb
  • Ear cleaning fluid (I hate this, but I get ear infections from too much time in salt water and this prevents them.)
  • Cotton swabs (For cleaning the inside of my ears without hurting me.)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner (It’s embarrassing when she conditions my hair, but at least I smell nice.)
  • Towels (So I don’t have to use human towels. They get testy about that. They also get annoyed when I’m wet and jump in their bed.)

Woof Woof.


12 thoughts on “Farley’s Friday – Grooming While Cruising

    1. Debi, It was your kiting gear. You were getting Bruce ready to ‘fly’, which I don’t like and tell you by barking, but you never listen. Maybe this winter your dog listening skills will improve 🙂 If not, I sure hope we get to run together. Woof Woof.


  1. Dear Kristina,
    I love your post speaking from Farley’s point of view. Awesome. It adds even more character to your wonderful blog.

    Dear Farley, I cut my roommate’s hair in college. The first time was the charm. The second and last was a disaster. Be thankful that I didn’t cut your hair.

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards


    1. Woof Woof Joan. My hair is long now, but only for a couple of weeks. Before we leave to head south, Kristina is going to cut my hear short. I keep trying to hide the clippers, but she’s pretty smart and finds them. I hope your roommate stayed friends with you!


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