Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hair & Nails

It’s Sandy’s world, and we just happen to be passing through it.  She has her special friends, but if you’re not one of them, she doesn’t much care what you think.  This is especially true if you’re the one doing the grooming.
She loves it when I use the Furminator, but when Sandy sees me with dog shampoo and cotton balls, she heads for her crate and tries to look really clean.  She will not get in the bathtub.  She has no objection to a bath outside.  She’ll let me wash her with a bucket and a hose.  But in the bathtub? No way.

And we're just getting started
One of Sandy’s special friends used to own a grooming shop.  When I took Sandy in there, it was always all about Sandy.  I’d come back to pick her up, and Debbie would say, “Sandy was so good.  She went right up the ramp into the tub!” or, “Sandy really loves the dryer.”  I would say, “Is there some OTHER dog named Sandy here?”  Debbie would use a Dremel on Sandy’s nails, apparently without incident.
She sold the shop, and was working out of another dog place.  I took Sandy there.
Clean Dog
After a bath
Sandy didn’t like it as much, but she still loved Debbie, so she put up with the other dogs and people in the place.  But eventually Debbie moved on from there, and vanished.
It’s been a long winter, and now the weather is getting warmer and the ground is going to be getting muddier.  It’s time for hair & nails.  Sandy doesn’t need clipping or anything fancy.  Just a bath and some work on her nails.  But she needs a special person.  The search is on.

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