Buddy is all cleaned up and feeling frisky!! I even cut his toenails. Cutting a Chihuahua’s toenails is fraught with the same dangers as cutting a human infant’s nails except maybe even a little scarier if they have black toenails like Buddy. It is impossible to see where Buddy’s toenail quick is so I’m always scared to death I’ll cut his quick and make him bleed. I did that once and both of us cried for five minutes. As a result, I never cut his nails as short as a professional groomer does, but that’s fine with me! Today Buddy was so good throughout the grooming process that he got two of his bacon stick treats for good behavior!
Our big kitchen sink was the perfect place to bathe him because of the spray hose, the size, and the height so I didn’t have to bend over a bathtub. (Don’t worry, the sink was cleaned and sanitized afterwards.) The beauty of a small dog, especially if they trust you, is you can do their grooming yourself, IF you have the energy. I had the energy, but now, alas, I believe it is now gone for the day! Also, my hands and forearms have that tingly, pins and needles pain which means I should rest, even from knitting, for a little while. Sometimes fibromyalgia really cramps my style, but we had fun and best of all, Buddy looks and smells mah-ve-lous dahling! I hope everyone is having a beautiful first day of Spring and has a great weekend!