Friday, October 16, 2009

Grooming Wagon

I passed this van on Kahala Ave. on my way to Makapu Pt/SeaLife Park today. On my way back it was still parked in the same spot and I decided to take a photo of it. Beyond that, I probably wouldn't be able to afford their services. Should the occasion ever arise that you want to pamper your dog with a shampoo and a manicure, LOL. Apparently, the outfit drives over to your neighborhood, and they might even accept walk-ins by pooches whose owners just happened to notice the doogie van parked down the street from them.

7 comments:

Ann McLaughlin said...

We have lots of those around here in CT. However, my favorite use of a wagon like that is the Cupcake Truck in New Haven. They make cupcakes of various flavors, and have tubs of different frostings. You go to the truck, pick your cupcake and pick your frosting and voila! A special treat! Finding it is hard but once folks figure out where it's parked on any given day, the line is around the block. It's one of those ideas that I wish I had figured out on my own....

Funnyface said...

Hello,
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.
We have these 'Pooch mobiles' too, tho have not seen one as fancy as the one in your picture. I rather like Ann's version of the 'Cup Cake Mobile' - we don't have them here and there is no point in me starting one cos peeps would jus say 'who ate all the cakes' .....lol....
Big Luv
Jaynee X

Rowena... said...

It's nice to see that the economy isn't going to the dogs, but rather, going after them.

RONW said...

Ann- I wouldn't be surprised if the grooming wagon is originally from the northeast. That "Cupcake Truck" with tubs of different frostings.... that'll cheer up the neighborhood.

Funnyface- pooch mobiles are everywhere, then? That's the Internet for you.

Rowena- There's not much wrong with purveying personalized services. And a down economy might just provide a kindly reminder.

KirkK said...

Hey RONW - I know of folks who co-op with their neighbors and get all of their dogs groomed on the same day, and get "volume" discounts from the mobile dog groomers. This helps, especially when a good amount of elderly live in your neighborhood, since they don't get around much. Grooming ain't cheap anyway....our mutts cost $44 each to get groomed.... man, I thought haircuts were expensive!

Ann McLaughlin said...

Oh! I just found a website for the cupcake truck and it has a link to tell you where they are parked that day. It's so cute! http://followthatcupcake.com/index.html

Ok. Now back to our regularly scheduled conversation about dog grooming....do you think those wagons take cats?

RONW said...

Ann- Yale lets them park on campus, according to the map on their website? And no, cats and dogs together wouldn't work out inside the same grooming truck, so I suppose, it's strictly for pooches.