Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Final Episode "GROOMER HAS IT"


It's been hotter than hell here! There's nothing to report on when all we do is lay like broccoli inside dreaming of cooler days.

However, did you see the final epside of "Groomer Has it"? Aroo roo roo! My HuMom, being a reality TV junkie of course loves this show on Animal Planet.

In case you haven't heard of it.
"Hosted by Emmy award-winning actor and singer Jai Rodriguez (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”), “Groomer Has It” sniffs out 12 of America’s most devout dog groomers to compete against each other in a test of desire, creativity and affinity for animals as they shave, shear and shampoo their way through a series of challenges that will crown only one as “Groomer of the Year.”

This is one of the epsisodes





Anyway, HuMom thinks it's the funniest hour of TV on all season. I prefer watching "Dancing with the Stars". I mean, REALLY, who wants to see a bunch of dogs getting groomed. It's not my favorite pastime.

The final episode last night was called: "The Championship Dog Show". The two final groomers remaining has to groom 7 dogs for a dog show within 10 hours! One dog from each traditional dog show group: (toy, terrier, non-sporting, hound, sporting, herding, and working)

We woo'd with excitement when the dog chosen from the working group was an Alaskan Malamute! Woo Woo! You should have seen this hussy dog, jumping up on the grooming table like she actually wanted a groom. Clearly putting all northern dogs who are part of the resistance to shame. But both Mals were so beautiful! If they really wantd a challenge, they should have chosen Sibes because we know our coats are the most challenging. I know this because my fursister is a Malamute.

And here we will take some time to discuss Xavier Santiago. Also known as "the mean one". He was one of the judges on the show.




Here's what I dug up about his credentials for being a judge on the show.




"Xavier Santiago is a second-generation owner/handler of Alaskan Malamutes and the working breeds. With years of experience in canine competition, Xavier has won first place ribbons at major competitions around the country, including most recently at the prestigious Atlanta Dog Show. Trained by some of the top handlers and groomers in the dog show industry, including Carlene Way, Nancy Zinkham, and Linda Whitney, Xavier has a well-developed knowledge for dog grooming and breed standards. He has taken over the family tradition from his mentor and father, champion Malamute handler Ladislao Santiago"

Harooo? Have you seen this guy? Wowsa! He is so critical of all the contestents. His personality is like Simon from that other famous TV show.

But more digging, we uncovered from Xavier's own website that yes he co-own two malamutes and does show, his main occupation is being an "actor". So maybe the show was fixed. (pardon the pun) Here's his website to prove he's more an actor than a handler





But anyway, HuMom howled for joy when Artist was chosen as "Top Groomer". She was pulling for him all along. Can't wait till the next season. Stay tuned!

Simcha

5 comments:

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Do you mean to tell me that humans watch TV shows where dogs are being abused on purpose? This is an outrage! You would think Animal Planet would not stand for this. A better show would be one where humans are hosed down, shampooed, hosed down, toweled off and hair pulled by dogs! Definitely no the other way around!

Kat

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Oh K(h)at is sooooo onto a GRRRRRREAT idea!

Let's pitch it to their handlers!!

DizzyHugz&DizzyKhysses,
Khyra

The Daily Echo said...

We watched. I'm quite certain standing still to be groomed is not in the official Husky Behavior Manual. Mom gets about 3.5 minutes out of me before I start squirming. It's great fun to watch her chase behind me with the brush.
ECHO

The Army of Four said...

If they wanted a real challenge, they would have had to groom me and Ammy. Let's just say we not only have lovely, thick coats, but we're a tad less than cooperative. Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,
Zim

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