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Wednesday Comics ~~ Sam and Me

Now that I’m more settled in the new place, I thought I would start the weekly comics Sam and Me again.  Sam has missed all his fans. 🙂

This strip is about how much Sam hates getting groomed. Sam is a Bichon/Shih Tzu mix and so has to be groomed every 8 weeks or his coat gets really bad.  You know that little boy in the Peanuts comic that always has a dust cloud around him? Pig-Pen?  That’s my Sam! He is a boy who loves to get dirty, he seems to be a magnet for the stuff. So he has to get bathed, clipped and all that other good stuff. He hates it. Period.

I have a great lady that owns a mobile grooming trailer that comes to the house. It is a lot less traumatic on Sam and on me. I’ve tried other groomers but he is so hyper and such a Mama’s boy that I was getting desperate on finding a good groomer. Unfortunately the first couple of groomers hurt Sam and he has never forgotten, or forgiven.

When I finally found Tammy, my mobile groomer it was super! She loves Sam and Sam really likes her. But ……. Sam is such a drama king when he gets groomed! He howls and yips and cries and makes more noise than 10 dogs twice his size! It literally sounds like he is being killed, slowwwwllllllyyyyyy.  It’s rather embarrassing. Tammy doesn’t even have to touch him! It’s funny and embarrassing at the same time. 😉

But it has to be done. This is my rendition of last week when Tammy came by.

Copyright JLPhillips
Copyright JLPhillips


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I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

16 thoughts on “Wednesday Comics ~~ Sam and Me

    1. thanks Lois! this is the first dog I’ve had that had to be groomed. When I was younger I had a full breed Shih Tzu and groomed him myself. Now I’m older and Sam is a handful so I let a professional do it. 🙂


    1. Sam was barking at me to do the comics again. He likes being semi famous. haha! I have to give Sam sedatives now because he gets so bad he makes himself sick. So I talked to the groomer and the vet and now he is on ‘downers’ when he gets groomed. Just to help him relax, not to put him under. We hope this helps the little guy out.


    1. Oh they break my heart. And the groomers. We both know he is not being hurt. But to hear him…wow. Good to see you around girl. Hope all is well.


    1. yea Bumble! Sam would love it if Bumble visited. hmmm I see next weeks comic coming. haha


      1. Both of my long coated dogs have a difficult history. I hate putting them through it, but Kirby is Pig Pen – he typically has dust swirling around him a couple of hours after his grooming. He loves dirt.


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