One little girl was a terrier mix. Like a little watermelon with legs. She was solid. But what an adorable face, her brown eyes framed by wisps of hair. What a little cutie.
The older bichon wouldn't let me use the clipper on his front legs. So instead, I had to scissor them. But the scissors would tickle his legs and he would twitch. So it wasn't the best haircut...
The little black poodle went after my hand trying to bite it. But it was so old and slow that it just made me laugh. She finally settled down and stopped biting.
Often it takes the old dogs some time, after you, even gently, touch them or pick them up, to settle down. As if the touch is over-stimulating to them and they have to regain themselves. That's why it is important to be very patient especially when grooming older pets. They are trying their best.
And maybe that is it, I see their struggle and I feel for them. So I try to make grooming as comfortable as possible for them.