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?
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!
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
After the confessions last week I’m a bit worried about getting on Santa’s naughty list. So I thought I’d highlight some of the good things I do in the hope they will cancel out any questionable behaviour. Santa Paws please read this, I’m good really!
1. I never wee indoors
Whenever I need to go, I always ask mummy to let me out. Even if it’s 2am and she’s fast asleep, or if daddy has just literally left for work at 4.30am. I give her a lick or nudge her with my nose until she wakes up. Sometimes when we get to the backdoor I realise I don’t actually need to go. But better safe then sorry, right?
2. I’m a great alarm clock
I admit that sometimes I forget that it’s Sunday and wake mummy and daddy early, but it’s good to stick to a routine. Plus yesterday when mummy forgot to set her alarm I woke her up in time for walkies, and less importantly, work.
3. I give the best washes
Yep, no need for a bath before coming to chez Misaki, I’ve got you covered. You may think you don’t need one, but believe me – you do. And I’m happy to do it. You may not really want to be washed all over your face but I’m fairly sure that doggie slobber is great for crows feet and combating other signs of ageing (patent pending).
4. No food waste
No need to let any food go to waste when I’m about. If you can’t finish your dinner no need to throw it in the bin, I’ll happily eat it for you. I’ll even pre-wash all the dishes before they go in the dishwasher to make sure they’re extra clean.
Do you think that’s enough to get me on Santa’s good list? I hope so!
And what about you, what special things do you do to help your peeps?
When we were in the car on the way to our walk this morning, we saw a beautiful black and white mallie walking along the road (with his owner ofc). Mummy squee-ed:-) A few moments later we then saw a huge fluffy red and white mallie. Daddy wondered if there was a mallie meet-up that we didn’t know about. So he pulled over as soon as he could and we headed to where we assumed they both must have gone. It turned out to be a pathway into a section of forest. Only by then we’d missed the mallie party and instead found ourselves at the edge of a field where a rugby match was taking place.
Daddy quite likes rugby so we stopped to watch for a bit and then took a walk around the field. We found a quiet spot and decided to have our own game. As you know, I like to chase a ball, but I don’t fetch it, so it kept getting lost in the long grass hehehe.
Not the most exciting walk we’ve been on and a shame I didn’t get to join the mallie meet-up, but was nice all the same.
Did you go for a nice walk today?
OK so yesterday I joined in with Ranger’s false confession bloghop. I told you two stories, one true and one false then you had to guess which one was which.
The answer is… number two is true! Yep I counter-surfed my way to spelt heaven. But don’t tell mummy and daddy I said so! Daddy still grumbles about it. Thing is the bread loaf came from a really nice (and expensive) bakers so he was not impressed that he didn’t get to eat it. And mummy got the blame hahahahaha!
The great thing is there was a fairly even split between your answers. I was a bit worried my poncho story was too unrealistic but apparently not.
That was loads of fun. Thanks for all joining in and thanks to Ranger for hosting the hop.
I’m so happy its Friday! The best thing is that daddy is off work all next week – woohoo! Which means loads of wrestling and snuggling and maybe a few treats too:-)
Have a great weekend everyone.
THIS IS NOT FOR SANTA PAWS’ EYES
I’m joining in on Ranger’s confession bloghop today. The idea is I’m going to confess two things: one true and one false. Then you have to guess which one’s which. Tomorrow I’ll let you know if you got it right or not.
OK so here goes *deep breath*
When I was a pup I chewed a hole in mummy’s towel. She didn’t realise and went to use it, then found she had a homemade poncho! She hadn’t realised I’d played with it and thought it had been eaten by moths. Doh! Mummy you are so silly and gullible.
Daddy bought a nice spelt loaf and left it on the kitchen counter. When he came back it was gone. He thought mummy ate it and told her off. She denied it, but he thought she was lying. She wasn’t – it was me!
So which one do you think is true?
Come back tomorrow to find out!