Friday, August 19, 2011

Here is something you won't want to do on a Friday night...

Think that it is a good time to clip your dogs nails while he is sleeping. Got to clip one whole nail - but a bit too short. 53 minutes of bleeding, 5 google searches, half a roll of toilet paper and a tablespoon of flour later and I wouldn't say all is forgiven - but at least the blood has stopped and so has the glaring at me. Dogs can glare you know. And sigh loudly.

6 comments:

  1. Dunno what's worse: overclipping or accidentally ripping a claw. You, one day years ago I took the black and tan one out for a walk while Fiona was taking Charlie to training. Met up with some other people and their dogs and had a fun time on a little sandy stretch on the river. But it was time to head back and must've knocked Shep a bit awkwardly because he yelped but looked fine.

    So, we got all the way home without incident and I sat down at the computer for a while. And then got up for a drink or something, and saw all these red spots on the carpet... I can't remember the details, maybe Shep was also licking his paw at the time too. I had a look, and eventually found that one of his dew claws looked much shorter than it had recently. Ouch! I must have trodden on it and ripped the end of on the outing. No wonder the poor little bugger yelped. The bleeding did stop, eventually.

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  2. Yeah this was a dew claw too - if that is the funny hook stupid claw above their feet. Ouch! I think both are pretty bad options.

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  3. Yeah, the dew claw is that big stabby hook at about the thumb position.

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  4. If it happens again, soap is the way to stop the bleeding - claw the soap with the bleeding claw.

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