Sam I Am Posted September 21, 2016 Share Posted September 21, 2016 This is about Rosie but also for every dog and animal I have had a partnership with. (I don't like to say owned....I know it's me. ). Today was clip and a bath day. Not one of Rosie's favourite things to do on a sunny afternoon. As a matter of fact, the minute I opened the "hairdressing tool" cupboard, under the bed she went. With a bribery of cheese, out she came and I nabbed her right away. I clip her and it's taken a few years for her to be almost good. Almost I say as the minute I get near parts of her face, it's a game of who can move faster. She can. But it's me that is raising my voice, grabbing an ear, a bottom, a leg....any part so I can muscle her into behaving. Jello...that's what she turns into...ever tried to hold down jello with one hand when it's giving you attitude? She is never aggressive just so darn lightening fast and that always makes me nervous as I don't want to land up accidentally cutting her. Jock was not clipped but I did use a Mars comb, there were time the soft muzzle had to come out or I would not be typing this with all my fingers intact. Having had horses all my life, most of them youngsters when I got them, also needed to be clipped for the show ring. Now you have a 1000+ pound animal that has never had a pair of clippers near them. No wrangling or a soft muzzle happening there! What always amazes me though, even though all these animals were nervous, afraid (and grumpy...Mr Jock), that afterward, being clipped, stripped and bathed, their loyalty, love and affection and most of all their trust never wavered. Even Jock... although I was shunned for a while by him if I dared strip his coat. Supper made it all better. 4 Quote Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France Adventures with Sam &Rosie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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