I've been grooming for about 5 years now and got my first bite today. Yay, not. Had 7 pets to groom today (two were kitties) and this one "bichon" mix was in to get a shave down. He was super matter which super annoys me, but anyway, went to get him out of the cage and he snapped at me a bunch but I figured I just startled him/cage aggression. Got him on the table, bathed him, dried him, shaved him, clipped his nails with no problems. Gave him a bandanna and was putting his harness back on, went to put his leg through the loop and he just grabbed my hand. It really seemed like it came out of no where but now that I think about it he wasn't happy with me doing his nails and he must of thought "lady you are NOT touching my feet anymore." But really, most dogs are like "Oh goody, my leash" and even the bad dogs at that point are happy. *sigh*
I had to send home three pets untouched and one dog half finished. Then had to have ALL my appointments at my other job rescheduled which SUCKS SO MUCH cause I'm fully booked this week and I was looking to a nice paycheck and happy people with happy clean dogs (the hot weather seems to remind everyone that maybe the dogs need grooming). The doctor didn't wanna stitch it so I was just advised to not use it for a few days and let it heal on its own. Its all bandaged and I got antibiotics.
I just wish people were honest about their dogs, the owner mentioned NOTHING about his attitude. And when the receptionist told her what happened she said sorry then eventually said "yeeeah, he growls sometimes..." whatever lady. Apparently when she was told to get him out of the cage he freaked out at her too.
Anyway, sorry for the novel. Anyone else have some dog bite stories they care to share? How likely do you think it is that I'll be work ready by Friday? lol Its only about an inch long gash/puncture on my palm under my pinky but its all gross and fleshy looking. =S
Ace says "See, I told you other dogs weren't nice." And well, Brees just happy someone helped her onto the bed for pity cuddles.