Friday, June 27, 2008

The Groomer Mill, with Sarah Grace

I don’t think I’m as though as people think I’m, neither I have the thick skin that some people think I should have, so I’ve to admit I sobbed watching the shelter episode of GROOMER HAS IT, and I cry reading Sarah’s post; where I came from, remind me how hard I have worked, how many people I love I have left back in Argentina, suddenly, reading the post made me, one more time, re evaluate my life, and those moments, sometimes, they are scary. Today, I realize, one more time how lucky I’m. One more time that I was right on following my heart when I left home 15 years ago. So I’m happy, I‘m happy that I got on the show, I’m proud of the way I carried myself (well, I do want to apologize for a couple of comments).

I treasure every nice comment I read, and analyze every bad one to see if is anything I can do to improve, I live every day as I’ll die tomorrow, but I learn every day as I would live forever, so this experience has being incredible and I have nothing but nice words to describe it. Now, I can’t wait to next Saturday, to kick back with a beer or a cocktail and watch, with no pressure, Artist and Jonathan, two fine gentleman, battling in out for the title, GO FOR IT BOYS!

And looking forward to lot more blogin, I like this..


Jorge Bendersky

Monday, June 23, 2008

Executed on TV!!!!

Hello Blogers!

It has take me a couple of days to get ready this blog, since I being trying to catch up with all beautiful e-mails I have gotten since I was executed on Groomer Has It last Saturday J

I have to say, that was a very good episode, I wasn’t to sure how I was going to react watching it, since I kind of put all that on my “Denial” file, so I really didn’t give it much though. But I was please on how the episode was finally edited, a lot is being said about editing on reality shows, but on my personal experience, if you say it, you own it, and I have to say, I’m happy on how I was represented on the show.

 I’m a happy guy , I have turn my hobby into my profession, I’m living my childhood dream, and I got to do it on TV, so, I do consider myself lucky, blessed and much more.

It was hard, at the beginning to get use to read some harsh comments on different blogs, but, HEY! You can be liked by everybody, so I love and appreciate it all those who follow me, and respect those who don’t, after all, not even God have everybody on his side J.

Groomer Has It has open so many doors for me, and I’m not talking about business doors, just the fact that I get to talk about my passion, dogs, with so many people, and I get to use my exposure to do community work, something that is very important for me, is just amazing! Last Friday I was the “Celebrity Guess” at a fundraising 60’s theme playgroup at Animal Haven, and I think we did pretty well. This was my second fundraising event for them; remember on the first one I raised over $2000 in two hours!!! A couple of weeks ago I hosted the Butterfly Awards for Living Beyond Belief, and now getting ready for my free grooming workshop at the housing projects on east Harlem next month, to teach kids how to take better care of their pets and open their eyes to the wide spectrum of opportunities that the pet industry has to offer, for this event, I got some great basic grooming kits donated by Forever Stainless Steel, that is the great company that provided Groomer Has It with all the grooming equipment ( and they did a superb job on that), so Thanks Jeanne again for hooking me up with all the free goodies!!!!

I’m trying to keep this one short, and not doing a good job on it.

I’m meeting Doc Halligan today since she is NYC doing a segment on the Mike and Juliet Morning show on dogs CPR, and I really want to spend some time with her, since she was, hands down, my favorite judge.

Have you guys got to see E! The Soup last week? Groomer Has It makes it again!

To finish, I just want to say that I couldn’t have chosen two better persons to be at the final 3, battle it out boys!!!

Catch you all soon.


Jorge Bendersky

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wacky Groomers Race!!!

Hello Blogers!

I usually I don’t post my opinion over GROOMER HAS IT episodes, but for some reason, I feel like chatting about this one for a minute.

What a fun episode this was, at least wile we where taping it, just driving around the Hollywood hills with Jonathan was a trill, and yeah, we bitch at each other constantly, but is just the way we are, if you think that is bitchy… you have to read the Text Messages we exchange every Saturday wile watching Groomer Has It LOL. I have the most respect for him and I know he does for me, but is just fun to get on each other’s nerves. Driving around with him was like an episode of I Love Lucy, and guess who Ricky Ricardo was ;) ? And yes, for us it was a challenge to get a grip on how to read the map, but once we got it together it was easy. I give Jonathan a lot of credit for maneuvering that big truck on the Hollywood hills, at some point it feel like we were riding THE CYCLONE one of the oldest wooden rollercoaster, located in Coney Island, New York. They have some beautiful houses up there, but not the best roads…

I felt like I was part of “Wacky Racers” 

(Wacky Races is an animated television series from Hanna-Barbera, about a group of 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies, with each driver hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer." The cartoon was unusual in the large number of regular characters, twenty-four in total: the twenty-three people spread among the 11 race cars, plus the unseen (and never identified) race announcer. Another unusual feature of the series is that the stars of the show are the villains as opposed to the heroes.)

It was super fun, but after watching the final edit of the episode, I guess most of the fun part was left out, since it must be a nightmare to fit all that in a 45 minutes show.

I was sad to see Kathleen go, but I’ll have being sad to see anybody go at that point. 

 I just want to point out that one thing that keeps us going it was always our sense of humor, we tease each other constantly! So sometimes, when you see those jokes in a different content it can sound a bit catty, but, again, the “I’m better than you” “you go home next” “I’ll be happy to see you go” it was allays said on a fun way, and we were there for each other when we need it.

For those young ones, I’ll attach here a video of the Wacky Racers.

Stay tune for the next episode!!!!

Much Love,

Jorge Bendersky


Saturday, June 14, 2008

SUMMER MADNESS Catching up!!

Hello Blogers!

Is being a wile since I last posted my ridiculous thoughts here, so I’ll try to keep it short and sweet, just the way I like it J.

The last couple of weeks have being filled with lots of dogs, getting crazy busy at the salon and spending a lot of time planning my upcoming events, let me tell you about it. Buckle up!!!

Next week, I’m hosting a Groovy Summer Grooming Party on June 20th at Animal Haven Shelter in Soho. Is a 60’s theme party!, so I’m already planning wardrobe!.

On Saturday, June 21st, get ready for this, I’m going to be giving a lecture and a Q&A section at the new NEW YORK REALITY TV SCHOOL, this new school, created by Robert Galinsky, the person who help me to get over my fears and insecurities before leaving to LA to tape GROOMER HAS IT, so is going to be fun to be able to share my experience to the new generation of reality TV stars!!!, again, encouraging people to use their exposure to do community work.

It is confirmed that my free grooming workshop for the inner city kids in East Harlem is going to be on July 12, for this event, I team up with Council woman Melissa Mark Viverito and with the ASPCA who is bringing the Spay/Neuter van to the location. I got some great basic grooming kits and t-shirts to give to the attendees donated by my new friends from Forever Stainless Steel, who I adore and I’m so grateful for all the help.

On August, I was ask to be part of the host committee of a fundraising party in Fire Island, no details yet, but at party on the beach sound like my kind of party! I invited Jonathan David to be part of it too, since any party is a better party with Jonathan and Sebastian J

And looking ahead, I got some exited trips in September. On my Birthday, September 2nd I’ll be landing in Denver, Colorado, to attend The Pekingese Club of America National rotating Dog Show, seminars and parties, and I’m looking forward to meet GROOMER HAS IT fans from that area, the shows are going to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Denver International Airport. You can look for me at ringside on Sep 3 and 4th.

After the show, I’m running to the airport to go to Lincoln, NEBRASKA!!!! Were I’m going to spend 3 days at Kenl-Inn  Boarding, Grooming, Daycare facility you have to see the website, and newsletters, they are no joke!!!! They are involve in so many aspects of the pet industry, including lots of community work, and you know how important is for me to give back, There, I’m going to meet with K.Q. Allen all the rest of the team to talk, talk and talk, meet clients, staff, share my experience, learn from theirs, I’m so exited for this trip! from there I’ll be back in New York for a couple of days, barely enough to work my butt off  before I leave for Hershey , Pennsylvania, to assist to Groom Expo, were I’m going to hang out with I think, most, if not all of Groomer Has It contestants!!! Meeting people, giving talks. Yes… more talk!! I may ended learning English with all this talk, hehehe.

So, as you can all see, life is not boring on this part of town!!!

I feel so blessed and happy at this time; I just wish my hair would collaborate… But I almost have it under control.

That is all for now!!!


Jorge Bendersky

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Rest in Peace Lena O'Neal

We all know by now that Tatum O’Neal has being all over the news for her troubles with the police last Sunday.

Tatum had say that the death of her Scottish terrier; named Lena was one of the factors that had set her off.

It is hard to watch and read how hard the media is being on her, and I say this because I was “Lena’s” groomer for a long time, and not to long ago I spoke with Tatum when she was updating me about Lena’s heath, and I was probably talking about Groomer Has it.

Putting aside all the media circus surrounding her this last couple of weeks, I feel terrible because I know first hand how much she care about her dog, who has being like a loyal friend when she needed one. Knowing how attach she was to Lena it is not hard to believe that her passing had left a big empty space on Tatum and her family.

That is the reason, as Lena’s groomer, that I wan to express my condolences and I hope that all this pass and she can get her life in order soon.

I’m sure Lena is watching over you Tatum. You were a great, loving and dedicated dog owner. I was honor to have you and Lena as my client.

God Bless,

Jorge Bendersky

Monday, June 2, 2008

Good Bye Yves Saint Laurent

It was sad waking up this morning learning that one of the last Icons of the fashion word, Yves Saint Laurent has die at his home in Paris last night at age 71.

I being always fascinated by his style and use of bright colors in contrast with black.

As I stylist I’ll miss him.

As a matter of fact, the black leather bracelet I wear on Groomer Has It is a YSL bracelet.

Rest in peace Yves Saint Laurent.

Jorge Bendersky

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Hello Blogers!!!

This past Friday was a beautiful day in New York City so with Rhea and Jenn Halpern we headed to the Chelsea Piers to take some pictures, Jenn has being incredibly patient on dealing with me wile trying to make me shut up to take pictures J, but we got some good ones.

On Saturday I co-hosted together with Debra Feyerick, the 6th Butterfly Awards for Living Beyond Belief a non-profit organization were I’m a board member. It was great to be able to honor this young leaders and their life saving work, and I got to spend a little time with some friends that I don’t get to see too often.

Today, Sunday I had a packed day at work and as usual it takes me forever to get to start working since we do a long session of “hot topics” were we discuss Groomer Has it, this past weekend was a hard one to watch, I really was sad when Jasper left the dog house, I know in order for someone to win, the rest has to leave, but after spending so much time with the other contestants you really started getting attached, and Jasper is not only a great groomer, is a great person, so it was sad to watch him go, but since the show ended we have being in touch, and I’m looking forward to meet his wife and his son. So my congratulations to Jasper on his great job on GROOMER HAS IT, you should check out his store The Dapper Dawg.

I spoke with Amber today, I was glad to hear that she is doing great on her 7th pregnancy month, so we got to catch up for a minute and I order from her the “ Amber’s Bath Spa” since I want to star offering that service to my clients, you can check Amber’s mobile Salon here, I’m really looking forward to go back to California to hang out with her.

And I want to leave you with the teaser for next week episode of GROOMER HAS IT, remember to tune in Saturdays 9:00pm E/P