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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Chet's Waterloo


Toenail Clipping Wars - Chet's waterloo at the Middletown Animal Clinic


He waits in the war room prior to battle.

The Roommate's hand after last week's skirmish (Chet insists that you be informed that this is a scratch
NOT bite.)


Opening skirmish back in June--battle score Chet 1, Roommate 0.  He felt secure enough to remove his riot gear--also note the long nails. . .

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18 comments:

Linda said...

Oh dear...poor Chet and poor roomie...where will this battle end? I hope the war is not a long one! Thanks for joining Wordless Wednesday Again!

DelGal said...

This looks exactly like what I experience with one of my dogs! I've not only been hurt in the process but I've managed to nick a claw twice (dog pulled away right as I was clipping!) and WOW do they ever bleed! Of course taking them to a vet/groomer is another ordeal - I find that sometimes it helps a bit if I'm not in the room since the little stinker acts bad when I'm present!
The things we do and put ourselves through for our pets :)

Jidhu Jose said...

Its dangerous..keep safe

TexWisGirl said...

it is something i do not enjoy, either. some dogs are worse than others.

Jan n Jer said...

wow..Chet has grown so fast! My Bro's dog had to be sedated in order for the vet to click his nails. It can be a hazardous job! It's almost the same as taking a toddler to the Dr. to get a shot...LOL
BTW...thanks for your comment...I am trying to teach the grands the art of Jitterbug...they love to watch Grandpa n I dance together.

Carletta said...

He's such a cute doggie!
The scratch is not tiny. :)
I'm sure Chet will grow in to the routine.

Annmarie Pipa said...

poor Chet..and poor groomer!

Kris said...

What a beautiful boy. How we do our dog's nails: one person distracts her with a lollipop whilst the other dremels her nails. Works well for us! Just let Chet see and hear the dremel tool a few times before trying to touch his claws with it.

Lane Mathias said...

The battle always ends at the V.E.Ts Chet. Those chaps know every manoeuvre.

And ps - you grow more and more handsome with every photo.

George said...

It looks as if Chet put up a good fight, even if he did meet his Waterloo.

Living Life said...

I think you made a wise decision in taking Chet to the clinic to have his toe nails clipped. It's definitely not worth the battle or the wounds that may occur! That looks like one doozy of a scratch!

Dianna said...

Wow! That's a nasty scratch. I couldn't begin to trim Sundae's claws.....But I used to trim my other kitty, Beezy's. She was such a sweetie!

Eden said...

He is so cute. And Poor Chet and the groomer. I think most of the dogs don't like their nails clip. Our dogs were the same. Sadly they were in heaven now and we miss them so much.

Brian King said...

I know what that's like! We used to have a Doberman and a German Shepherd and we clipped their toenails ourselves. It was usually a struggle, but they never tried to bite.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...It's not funny....I feel for the critters, but understand the need to clipping the nails. AND the nail clipper-er. Try cleaning a cat's ears. LOL

Debs Carr said...

I wouldn't attempt to trim Grumpy's claws, he's such a drama queen that it would be one long hysterical battle. Thankfully he has to be clipped every couple of months and the 'beautician' does his claws for me. Relief!

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Mary said...

Oh Chet...what's the matter, boy. Do you have a tummy ache?