First of all, let me commend you on your site. It is entertaining, informative, well-designed, and very touching. I'll have you know that both my Mom and my Dad read "How Could You" separately, unbeknownst to each other, and both of them commented on it that evening. It did, indeed, bring them to tears.
But now on to the point of my post. My name is Cosmo. I am just a baby Westie, born on January 28, 2004. (I'm just adorable, if I do say so myself.) While my Mom and Dad and I live here in the US, where Westies are quite common and their haircuts, I imagine, are well-known to most groomers, my Mom, Patti, wishes to groom and trim me herself. (She's frugal, *and* she just wants to do it herself just because.) She truly has no experience cutting hair - human or canine - and wants to know: does your Mom really have an easy time of it? If your Mom had a choice, would she still groom you herself or would she take you to a groomer?
Also, this may sound like it belongs on your XXX page (Mom's favourite, rawrrrr!) has your Mom ever done hand-stripping of your glorious coat? If so, could she describe it for my Mom and me? Neither of us has any idea what it entails; Mom's read about it and heard people lamenting about it; and we're both wondering what the big deal is!