The other reason we don't get her groomed as often as we should is because its a big pain to take her. She doesn't like to ride in the car, so its an issue to get her in the car and then she flops around everywhere since she hasn't figured out how to ride in the car. And once we get to the groomers, there are new smells to check out and my arch nemesis when I'm with Dixie...cats. There are several cats that live at the groomers and pretty much go wherever they want. One time, a cat walked by Dixie and waved its tail under her nose (I'm pretty sure it was just to taunt her) and there was almost a blood bath.
This time, Dixie put on the brakes when it was time to go back. She refused to walk and the girl had to drag her back, with her looking back at me like I was abandoning her (her being the dog). I had to hide behind a wall so she would stop being such a pain. Matt says I didn't have to hide behind the wall, but he wasn't there and I think I was justified.
I have no idea what happens during the actual grooming. I pay the groomer so I don't have to be a part of that process. I assume she's a pain, because I've been told she's been "needy" before by another groomer which felt like a parent teacher conference where I'm told my kid is the worst kid in the class. As a result, I usually end up over tipping to compensate for her behavior and if we're being honest here, my guilt over my ridiculous dog.
But its all worth it because she looks so cute with a haircut. The bows in her ears and scarf on her neck make her look like a fluffy teddy bear. And its impossible to get a picture of how cute she is so you will just have to take my word for it.