Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm Easily Amused

To be fair, he's really mellowed with age. He used to emit the Greyhound Scream of Death whenever I brought the clippers out. Now he can be bribed with treats to endure the agony. He still screams once or twice every time I have to do his nails. Maybe you can imagine, that gets hard for both of us. When Drive went in for his dental, they took the chance while he was unconscious to really cut his nails back; I feel a little bad about that still. Poor guy was already miserable and out of it from anesthesia and losing ten teeth, and now his feet hurt too.

That said, I'm determined to be a more vigilant pet steward about his nails, and if that means I have to feed him an entire meals' worth of treats to keep it from being an ordeal where we both cry, so be it!


  1. Oh, I know what you mean! It's a huge battle here, too, and we don't even attempt to do Lilac's nails ourselves. They're so hard, I think they'd break our nail clippers!

  2. Mom is laughing SO HARD at your 'gulp' face! That's awesome! Drive, we love you! As for the nail clipping thing? We don't let Mom near our tootsies with a clipper. We save that for the groomers - we have to go every 6-8 weeks, so it saves us from Mom's angst.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  3. I'm easily amused too, but not when it comes to trimming nails. Thankfully, Xander has mellowed too, but Zoe turns into a monster when we try to trim her nails. Yes, A MONSTER! Roxie, as usual, can do no wrong, and is a perfect angel. :) I'm glad Drive is bribeable now. It makes things so much easier.