|The Christmas supplies have arrived|
Yesterday I took Georgia to be groomed. This means that she has a wash and a brush and has her nails trimmed. She enjoys this almost as much as she enjoys going to the vet.
I got her out of the car at the dog place and she slipped her collar and bolted. She was running down the street with me chasing her - shouting things like:
‘It’s not a dog glue factory – they are just going to wash you!’
‘Come back Georgia they are just going to trim your fecking nails not boil you in oil.’
She slowed down when she saw some other dogs and then the dog salon lady caught up and we managed to herd her back towards the car. The other dog salon lady was there and she opened the car door and Georgia jumped in.
That was a valuable lesson and I shall in future take extra precautions. I should of course have a dog who comes when you call her but she failed at obedience school and needs remedial work.
I know you are thinking ‘why doesn’t he wash his own dog?’
Well we are working up to that and will try it very soon. I will ring the hospital first to make sure they have adequate supplies of our blood type. Not that she will bite us but she does now weigh 45 pounds and packs quite a punch with her paws and nails - and leaves us with the interesting wounds when she jumps all over us – as she does constantly.
Also yesterday I took the cats to the vet for vaccinations and a checkup. They are easier to handle because they are in little crates. Getting them inside the crates is an entirely different matter.
It is usually like trying to put a marshmallow into a piggy bank.
So I steeled my self and put the crates on the kitchen table. Sissi immediately hopped into one so I closed the door. Fabulous stuff. I pretended that I was going to feed Monika and then grabbed her and stuffed her into the crate so quickly she did not know what was happening.
It was a bit more difficult getting them out of the crates at the vets but I let the cat wranglers at that end do it. So the cats were both very unhappy about the whole thing - and it was extremely expensive.
Just the usual stuff.