Why you shouldn’t choose a groomer who says they “love animals.”

I like charming people. People who are charming are charming. Smiling faces, a sense of humor, warmth . . . all good stuff.

Every groomer in the world and every veterinarian in the world and every doggy daycare owner in the world will say, “I love animals! They’re my passion!” They’ll say it with a smile.

And yet . . . you know about the groomer who accidentally put a strange dog in a cage with a scared cat. You know about the veterinarian who filed fake health certificates to help his wife run her pet store. You know about the hoarders and cheaters and keepers of filthy kennels.

Words are words. I’m a “show me” person. Show me and let me be the one who decides if you love animals.

Say it don’t spray it.