Gabby is not matted. I comb her every day, constantly............I am just scared of doing it, and what she will look like. I know it will grow out in time, just hate to ruin her meantime, lol
Lol, she won't be ruined! There are a few million (ok, slight exaggeration) 'horror' stories here on the forum of bad grooming experiences, but, as everybody here will say, hair grows. It's only *you* that will notice the hair cut if it is bad - the dogs themselves couldn't care less lol.
(In fact, you don't even have to take your dog to the groomer to get hit with a horrible grooming experience. Ceylon (whom I want to show, so his hair should never be clipped) was about 5 months old when his puppy sitter decided, without consulting me, to trim his topknot off. I was SOOOO mad. And the truth is, I still wonder how he would look without his bangs having been trimmed then, but, they have grown back quite a bit and I certainly don't love him any less.)
Bring pictures, and be very clear if you don't want certain places touched or trimmed too much (nose, ears, beard, tail, whatever). Chances are, you will like the result if you go in prepared to a good groomer - and, regardless, Gabby will be much easier to keep brushed, and will still be as cute as button!