It has been almost 2 years since I last checked in and Russell was just a baby. He still is, but 2 and a half years old now I took Russ (who used to be Our Russell on this site )to the groomers at pet smart today to get a de shedding shampoo bath with de shedding conditioner, They used a furmanater brush,nails clipped and ears cleaned. The bill came to 100.00 it hurt, it always hurts. LOL. The thing is they booked me for one month from now to do it again. Is it normal for them to have a bath every month? I am really not sure about that. He does however look beautiful, but in today's economic times it is hard to justify 100.00/month. I thought about doing it myself, but lady at groomer said that you have to have the special hair dryer or he could get a skin infection from drying in the sun. Whatever I thought, but is she right? I LOVE Russ way to much to jeopardize his health Any thoughts would be appreciated!