Wednesday, September 7, 2016

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 11:52 PM

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GroomWars
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In The Art of War, Sun Tzu advises event “the worst policy of all is to besiege
walled cities.” Similarly, the rules for three- day dog-grooming gauntlet GroomWars stipulate: “Dogs must not be in season at the time of completion,” most likely to prevent canines in heat from providing their own definition of “doggystyle.” The point is, competitive dog-grooming, much like war, involves managing and mastering an ever- growing list of variables, some predictable, many not. GroomWars competitors — many SA locals but some from as far away as Oklahoma — are allowed to practice their craft on their breed of choice for the final two days of competition but will be met with a major unknown right out of the gate. The first day’s competition requires groomers to showcase their skills making over a randomly assigned rescue dog before they can move on to a fancy-pants purebred. Sort of like Chopped with dogs, but where “competitors are responsible for keeping the venue free
of dog waste of any kind” — because war is hell. Free for spectators, 8:30am-6pm Sat- Mon (competitions: 2:30-5:30pm Sat-Sun, 1:30-5:30pm Mon), Austin Highway Event Center, 1948 Austin Hwy., (210) 639-1434, groomwars.net. — JM


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