making daddy look sillyPosted: December 12, 2013
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?