Wednesday, September 29, 2010

3 out of 4 ain't bad.

I clipped Pilchard's claws tonight. This involves cuddles, ear and chin scratches, ears going back in suspicion and then laying her over onto her back and trying to convince her this is a good idea.

She's getting better, really she is. She didn't struggle until I started on the right back foot. I got the left front paw and the left rear paw clipped with soothing words and the "straight-jacket" approach. She just simply couldn't move.

I got 2 of the 4 rear claws clipped and she decided she'd had enough. There were growls and a couple of attempts to get away. I was able to grab and restrain her and get those last two clipped. Just one bandage tonight. This is an improvement. I'll wait until the weekend to do the right front paw. Yes, she gets treats after being subjected to this indignity. She holds me no ill will. She's actually asleep next to me right now.

Beverage: Dr Pepper

Deb

3 comments:

  1. I thought of that, but how can I burrito when I need to clip one claw?

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  2. make the burrito and then very carefully expose the one leg you need to clip

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