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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta "Where Fido up and have hii hails done by a pretty and interesting manicurist. But Fido is a disadvantage on ihe speech proposition, which reduces the 'small talk" to a monologue by the' party of ihe second part." How Society's Canine Favorites Are Coddled. earn rftt V A Pitted barling Receiving the Attentions of a-JIanicurist; jrroivn dap with a tin can tied to his lail be chased into one door of the beauty shop, and if luck were or .ted, according to the- By Barbara Craydon f A BEAUTY shop for dogs! I wonder what Ihe think about it' It is more than likely that they" think of the very young1 boy thinks1 of the bath rccm with its soap and water and wash-rag made lor scrubbing the neck and ears end tht, closet where his most-uncomfortable best clothe ETC hang. What the very young1 boy thinks about ihe above mentioned Ijathroom and clothes 'Spread of record and is being recorded over overcigain every day of the _woridr but what'th" dop thinks of beauty it's too bad that the dog, which now'and again .rism to a point of expression that 13 invariably described as being "all but can't override the "all bpt" sometimes. An-inlcrvicw one oi the recently beautified would undoubtedly be inter And tfceu again, of course, it mny be that thtr kind of dogs that are taken to the beauty shop by their doting owners like tliat sort of thing: They arc Avgs that have btcn brought Dp in the lip of Imary; their first thin whine fell upon th" anxious cars of some liveried kennel man, and on up through their careers they have been object of care and subjects oC coddle YHiuUver their natural bents and instincts may have.been, the> were pointed in the beginning nnd hava been for ever after held to a certain proprr lint which might easily and without any shock at all, lead to a beauty shop- dog undoubtedly 'started out as com The Dog Barter's DclicaU Work. Now women reqbirci beaaby, they 'u.aJ3t upon it. It is just as natural for a to want is beauli- f-jl as it is for her to ib'rcnthc. She wants'her home to be her-husband to look well as he can; she wants her children to be the envy oE all a' want --that brought into the inp and the clothes for the smnli if she a she wants it to he r. v. tie ILII ul w point of he was put through the course of the institution, he could, after n Japsc of time, be carried out of another in the arms-ol 'sonic doting, coddling grand dams a positive snob.. The.first place he would probably be ushered into would be the barber shop. Oh yes, the "hotel" has a regular barber shop, with regular barbers, to give his dogship a shave, a trim his'whiskers or set him up" with Gresdale involuntary lot in any brand Of course there arc very'few calls for shaves of ?thc efUblishment, but really pit inVllnatluhlihVicrTcach-lheldoptf of th panion of and even rr.adc n him- self something- more .than a companion; he .be- came a real helper nnd partner of man in his primitive and.svea lar sort of dog, the honcst-to-'Eoodnesa 'dog snch as is-found on the fanji'dgin country towns IB a- inure arc .try itw rnEn'3 doz- Bui in a bWty the summer months when thc-Jieayy shop for do-s is " coats become Jjisuffc coiji- been taken over -is-oAien. carefully and hut with real and I dare say that both parties, experience real pleasure when the job is that all other 'departments of the dog 'beauty shop arc and conducted to -add to the sum and total of dog happiness, Ihe place has'nt least one chamber of horror. Dogs in ay .be dogs, they may have very different angles in the things we call emotions, beyond me to telicvc that even a' c'oiild an anelc on 'happiness in a dentist shop. The patrons of. (he h fort fcr'the owner is found in a'close clip 'for many, a shave. The barbers of the Hotel Grcsdale, as it is called, arc very this clipping and shaving, their sort of parallel to thet of the landscape gardener, and ronte.of the effects they set with what they take away and what thcyMenve are-most striking, indeed, sometimes astonishing. Then there are the baths, .with attendants' skilled in'all the arts of-canine shampoo arid niass'age. The patron can get aboil any kind of a bath he wants. It isn't surprising, cither, to find that the Grcsdale-has a manicure parlor Mso, where Fido -22.0 sit up'.and have his nails done by as pretty and interesting a manicurist as ever pushed back the cutjcli on a human.finger. But here Fido is at a disadvantage on the speech propo- sition, which reduces the "snmll talk" thof.ordi- narily vibrates over a manicure table to a mono- logue by the parly of the'Eccond part no matter hoVf- many openings she gives for bright returns. TfllJ; about leading a "dojj's Having the nails done is the primary, secondary.and ultimate object of the visit of any patron of the Grcsdalo to the manicure parlor, and the manicurist works pity tlic dentist the point where aiiMiving- things can Ehake hands. The a vcry.complclc1' and '.TeH-appoiritcd dental department in charge of a very and careful. expert in ex- traction, cleaning, filling 'and _" general care of canine tccih, one of these "cruel only to be kind" sort' of men, and-n. dog with something the mat- ter with his teeth is really lucky to come his Jiands. In the deport mcnl drpartment the jjucsta arc taught Tmanncrs to conduct themselves in politt' society. "It seems strange thai any (log which might be brought 'to such n place ns the Gresdale wouM have to ILJ taught manners, hut it that the deportment deportment is- maintained oiJy for the puppy class, or country coufiins-who have been adopted by rich living city. And while are on the benuty angle we must not forget Lhc all-important "benuty sleep." The Gresilnlc is prepared to take c.irc of that- too. Nice, clean, soft beds arc arranged for the 'guests1 where they can curl up or stretch them- ns they prefer and lake on of the beauty that good, sound slumber can give. Tliey can tnkc the regulation, aristocratic ''forty make it a .sksta, or a good night's sleep. Sleep" for u Pampered Aristocrat. Afltr the Balh. ft was this wnnt tfiat brought into being tho bcaily shop lor clogs. -The-particular beauty shop of which I am first beauty Ehop lor dogs jitualc-d in the heart of New Yoik .city. It is quite an establishment, no mean little made-over stable which once housed the liorats of some aristocratic family of the avenue, H Ift a real, for-surc hotel U'ith all of modern eon" vcniencca and luxuries that the. fcnfKFJedffe md the imagination of an up-to-the-minute Joj fancier could devise. Anil in charge- of the shop is B well-known dog expert with a> corps of 'liiila'nLi, who arc ever on hand to prepare Ma for the bench show, put him in shape for ;i slrojl on the avenue or a drivo through tho park, or pyc him a thorough course in the min- hers that a'lhoroughbred must acquire' to become jfiojjiilpr' in the smart set. -It ia A r.ord- j.ion, olvlinary, jiiatigy, nllcy-varicty, homtlcss- ;