By Miguel Gonzalez
(Adelanto) –Darcy the heroic dog woke up Saturday morning expecting only what every dog expects: to shower his master with love and kisses.
Little did Darcy know. After reading the amazing story of how the 15-month-old Akita mix prevented what would have been a devastating fire at the house next door, High Desert Daily reader Briana Isaac decided to contact this publication to offer the owners of Darcy a free grooming/pet spa treatment. “It was such a heartwarming story and it made me want to do something for this dog,” Isaac told High Desert Daily.
In came Bobby Stanley, owner of Pimp My Dog Mobile Pet Grooming who did not think twice when asked if he would provide his expertise for free to honor the heroics of Darcy.
“You hear about a story like that and it makes you do something good for somebody else. Good encourages good,” Stanley said.
Saturday morning, Stanley drove to the Adelanto home of Scott and CJ DeAndrea to groom Darcy and help her get rid of her overgrown coat.
While Darcy was glad to greet Stanley, CJ DeAndrea confessed she was a bit worried about the dog’s hyperactive manner. “She loves to see new people, but she can play rough sometimes in her excitement.”
There was nothing to worry about. Stanley, who has been grooming animals for over 10 years, quickly developed a bond with the energetic Darcy, who very quickly became serene and allowed the grooming without incident.
“It was amazing how calm she became,” CJ DeAndrea said complementing the skills of Stanley. The owner of the grooming service says he finds a special peace in being able to groom animals, especially those who, like Darcy, have the spirit of goodness.
CJ DeAndrea explained that part of Darcy’s abundant energy comes from months of dealing with a stressful situation, when last year her husband Scott was diagnosed with throat cancer.
The diagnosis meant many trips to hospitals down the hill while Darcy looked after the home. “She has always been so loyal to us and even though she is a big ‘wussy’ she has always come up big for us when it counts, ” said Darcy’s master in a loving manner.
After roughly an hour of grooming, a slimmer, more sparkling Darcy emerged from the grooming trailer to greet her master and then, promptly, Darcy directed herself to roll around the grass of her front yard.
“She has always been a happy dog, but thanks to Bobby, today she is an extra happy dog,” a very appreciative CJ DeAndrea said.
A fitting end to a story where a dog’s loyalty encouraged random acts of kindness among humans.
To reach Bobby Stanley and “Pimp My Dog Grooming” call them at (760) 981-8467 or find them by clicking on this Facebook link. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pimp-My-Dog-Mobile-Grooming/214377228591627