Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Doggy grooming lesson 101

I'm new to this doggy thing.

I haven't had a dog since I was teenager living at home. Back then we always had some sort of animal. I can honestly say we never had a cat though because I am allergic to them. But dogs, birds, gerbils, and hamsters we always plentiful.


I took the dog to the pet store to have a bath and her nails cut. I was afraid they were going to ask me if I wanted her nails painted and thankfully they didn't because Cookie really isn't a girlie kind of dog. She is more of sporty dog.

I think she would prefer the color red over pink any day.

So here is where it gets NASTY!

When I walked into the pet store and told them what I wanted and the technician also asked if I wanted her anal glands expressed.


I said no thank you and I left the store.

Like I said I am new adult to doggy land. So I called my friend D who gave Cookie to us and I asked her about it.

She gave me all of the NASTY details that I will leave out for you but needless to say I called the pest store back and told them to go ahead with the expression because there is NO WAY I repeat NO WAY I am doing that E-V-E-R-!

Just the thought of what....OK never mind.

I'm done. Subject finished.

R4 and I picked up Cookie a few hours later and she was so happy to see us.

When she jumped on me her nails no longer scratched my legs to pieces and she smelled wonderful.

Bottom line, pun intended, she is clean from top to bottom literally.


Brooke said...

looks like i'll have to google it. :P

Fiddledeedee said...

Okay. This is reason #4657 why I've held fast to my "no more pets clause." Yikes. I don't wanna know. :)

McElroy Family Happenings said...

Very funny. When Texie the cat comes home from having her hiney glands expressed, she will drag her bottom across the carpet numerous times. Did Cookie do that? It's a funny thing to watch. Dogs are way high maintenance...too bad you're allergic to cats. They're so easy! (And they don't get all stinky like dogs do...okay...I'll stop before I offend the dog lovers of the world!).


Jules from "The Roost" said...

Isn't it a gross thought! I could NEVER either!

Unknown said...

Oh my. I don't know what that is and I don't want to know. Not. At. All. Crazy....