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I've taken my dogs to the same groomer for years and really like her.

Yesterday, I arrived a little early to pick up my dog and as she was finishing up she dropped her shears while finishing up my dog. I didn't realize that it was such a big deal it is, she was really bummed. Apparently they get out of allignment once dropped and are expensive to replace.

I'm still not clear if she just absent mindedly dropped them somehow or if my dog moved or did something to cause the drop. I'm feeling really bad and am wondering if I should call to see if my dog did something to create the dropped shears (I wasn't watching close enough to see) and if I should offer to pay for repair or replacement.

What are your thoughs?

TIA
 

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That is really cute, but no I don't think you should feel badly. There is no way your groomer will allow you to pay for fixing her shears. These things happen all the time, its just part of the job. Clipper/blade/shear maitenance is all taken into account and the groomer should be charging enough on her services to cover this type of thing.

Unless you snuck up behind her and loudly yelled "BOO!!!" to scare her and she dropped them, is the only way I can think of it being your responsibilty.
 

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I feel for the groomer, because it IS a bummer to drop one's shears, but, regardless of what's going on, the groomer has control of the shears, and if dropped, oops. Not your dog's fault, or yours. Nice of you to be concerned, but not your responsibility.
 

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Thanks Groovy, and no I didn't sneak up and yell Boo lol!!! I'm in a small town and she charges $45 for a pom. I believe that's less than what I'd pay if I was in a larger town.

Thanks Poodleholic!
 

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Dont feel bad it wasnt your fault, but it is an opportunity to show her what a caring person you are.
next time bring her a cute shortbread cookie in the shape of scissors with icing and tell her "i bought you a new pair of shears!"
i think its so sweet that you were willing to do something like cover the repairs... she needs to know what kind of person you are too :eek:
 

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Everyone, I think we've found a new species of human...:p

I totally like the shortbread cookie idea haha
 

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Dropped shears don't go out of alignment.. They get a bur on the sharp part.. It only costs at most I've ever seen. $15 to sharpen them.
 

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Ugghh...I hate dropping shears! They can go out of alignment, or get dull really quick...not to mention they can get nicks in the edges, that when sharpened, may never come out...yep, I hate dropping shears! Nicks in the shear can wind up breaking, instead of properly cutting dog hair. This is also why I am really stingy when it comes to my shears...I rarely IF ever borrow them to anyone at the shop I work at, because they drop theirs alot! Lol! And, depending on the shear, and how much damage it attains (especially on tile floor!), if you have to replace it, you could be looking at a couple hundred dollars for one shear...not cool in my book.

It's nice that you feel for her...although it's definitely not your fault. ;)
 
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