Sorry for the long wordy post, but wanted to share with you something that happened the other day which made Daddy look really silly!
To give you some background to what I’m about to tell you, Daddy can check my teeth, brush me and even bath me without too much fuss, but as soon as the nail clippers come out, I hide under the table. I don’t even like it when mummy or daddy cut their own nails and have to lick their fingers and toes better when they’ve finished.
I’ve been to the groomers a few times to get it done, but the last time didn’t go well. You see I tend to try to nudge their hand away with my nose. To be clear, I don’t show my teeth or growl, and definitely don’t try to bite, it is just a nudge. But the groomer thought I was being aggressive and got stroppy about it. And because they didn’t want to go through that again, Mummy and Daddy put off taking me. Which was fine with me! Daddy tried to cut my claws himself a few times but I wasn’t having any of it, I wriggled around like an eel and made a hasty escape! They had hoped my nails would wear down themselves, but they hadn’t and were really long.
Mummy tried to contact a different groomers, but they weren’t answering their phone and didn’t return her calls (perhaps I’d been blacklisted??) Then the other day we received a free voucher for a nail clipping from my vets. M and D figured they might as well take advantage of it so Daddy took me down there on Monday afternoon. He was dreading it.
Now unlike a lot of my bloggy friends, I love going to the vets. It’s in the back of Pets at Home so I get to have a good sniff about the shop first, shoppers usually stop to say hello and the staff always make a fuss of me. This time I made friends with a teenage boy who gave me a great bellyrub:-) Daddy called me a floozy lol.
Anyway when it was my turn, Daddy explained I didn’t like my claws being cut and there would likely be some resistance. He was expecting to have to hold me through it, but instead the vet nurse took me out back. She returned 2 mins later with me wagging my tail. She said she didn’t understand why daddy had been so concerned as I hadn’t minded them being cut at all! Daddy was speechless. Isn’t it great when you get to show up your peeps! I guess it helped that the nurse was so nice and kept telling me how pretty I am. There may have also been a few treats involved but that’s between me and her I think I’ll be going back there for my mani/pedi’s in the future!
Do you like getting your claws trimmed? And do your peeps do it or do you go to the groomers or vets?
Both Clowie and Sammy gave me the blog of the year award. You probably remember it from last year. But just to recap everytime you get it you collect stars until you have a full house. Getting it twice means I get to start with 2 stars:-) Thanks to you both!
There are rules for this award which you can see in Sammy‘s post, I’m too lazy to repeat them.
I wasn’t sure how many bloggies to pick, so I just went for 10. Please do pass it on so that everyone gets it.
If you don’t already read their bloggies, please do pop by to say hello:-)
Yesterday I helped mummy decorate the tree and I hung up my stocking all ready for Santa Paws.
I gave all the decorations a good sniff of approval and then we made a start. When Mummy went to lay the skirt over the bottom of the tree, I got in the way hehehe.
I think I look like a superhero. But daddy said I could be a magician in this cape, maybe Misaki the Magnificent! What do you think? Daddy said it makes sense, afterall I make food disappear without a trace LOL
Have you put your tree up yet?
Since writing this I’ve heard that poor Pip from Molly the Wally has gone to the bridge. Sending love and hugs to you at this sad time xxxxx
Mummy has been so slack helping me with my bloggy but I hope to get round to visit everyone today. Before I start, I quickly wanted to tell you about something pawesome that happened last night.
As you know mummy hides all the good stuff on top of the freezer, and balancing precariously on top was an open box of Wagg’mms biscuits (liver flavour, my favourite). Anyway, she opened the freezer door and down they tumbled. It literally rained dog biscuits:-) And then it became a race of how quickly we could pick them up. But as I don’t have thumbs I had to use my mouth hehehe. I think I won *burp*.
Things went downhill later on though as mummy and daddy decided to watch a film in bed on the laptop. Apparently I was in the way of the screen though so they turned it into a dog top:
Aren’t they meanies!?
Anyway have a great friday all.
Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes yesterday. I had a lovely day and wanted to share some of the cards I got. This one was from Sammy
And this one was from Dante
And this one from My Three Moggies
And one from the Fozzie‘s too:-)
I had a nice veggie bone thingy, an epic game of tug of war with daddy, and loads of bellyrubs in the evening.
Birthdays are fab aren’t they:-) No sign of that car yet though…
Today is a special day for two reasons, the first is that my daddy has a new job and he starts today. Good luck Daddy!
And the other thing is that it’s my second birthday!! Can you believe I’m 2 already?
To mummy and daddy I still look like this:
But really I look like this:
I hope being 2 doesn’t mean I have to act my age or anything silly like that. Not sure I’m ready to grow up just yet.
I can’t wait to see what they got me for my birthday, maybe it’s a car! Though not sure it would fit on top of the freezer hmm….
In the meantime I’m heading over to Mollie’s for a little part-ay
Fancy joining us for a pupcake or two?
Also, don’t forget to enter Doggy’s ‘I can’t believe it contest’ there’s a rather interesting prize up for grabs lol
Can you believe it’s December?! I’m so happy that I got to open the first door on my advent calendar yesterday. And I got my first Christmas card:-) Mummy and daddy haven’t got any yet hahahaha!
To make the start of the month even better, Mummy also made these cool cheese biscuits for me. Daddy tried one and said they weren’t very good, but they weren’t for him!
I liked them and that’s all that matters:-)
There is also talk of pupcakes and I saw something being hidden on top of the freezer which is mummy’s favourite hiding place…I wonder what has brought all this on? Maybe you should pop back tomorrow to find out!
As you know daddy is off this week and he’s been super lazy so far. Yesterday he didn’t even wake up when mummy and I went for our morning walkies! I made a small effort to try to wake him, but I soon gave up and decided to have a morning of snuggles instead.
I’m hoping to motivate him a bit more today. We’re due a re-match on our tug of game and we need to get in some wrestling too. But for now I think I’ll have another snooze. I’m trying to make the most of it as he starts his new job on Tuesday.
Tomorrow mummy is at the Christmas bazaar as my Grampy has to perform his official duties as a Santa agent. Grampy has to help the big guy in red by collecting gift lists from the kids in the run-up to Christmas. He does this every year and he has a great time.
I was hoping I could go too and audition for a place on Santa’s sleigh team – we all know that the reindeer thing is just a PR stunt, right? But Mummy says no doggies are allowed in the hall:-( So I’ll have to think of another way to catch his eye.
What are you up to this weekend?
Wishing a very happy Thanksgiving and also happy Hanukkah to all my bloggy friends! Have a wonderful time.
The lovely Shell from My Three Moggies has put together this cool video. Look out for a familiar face:-)
Have a great time all, and eat some extra turkey for me