Creative groomers turn pets into traveling works of art

Posted: January 7, 2014 at 2:40 a.m.

In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 photo, groomer, Michelle Boch, gives Molly, a 15 year old Bichon Frise, a chalking treatment at PetSmart in Culver City, Calif. For some dog owners, grooming is not enough, so with chalk and paint theyíre adding color and transforming their pooches into fantasy fur balls that draw compliments and strange looks. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

LOS ANGELES — Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur.

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