I Digby, do not like having my nails clipped!
When I first came to my new home, Mumma got me used to having my nails clipped. Then one day, a couple of weeks ago. She she clipped a little too close and I screamed! It was so painful!
Mumma laughed because actually there wasn’t even any blood and she thinks I was being very wimpy (can you believe it? me? wimpy? Not ever!) Since then I have been more difficult with my nails than ever before.
Then, by chance Mumma came across this other way of keeping nails short, thanks to Supernaturalbc on youtube. Doggies who enjoy training should follow the link and leave it open for their humans to find.
So Dadsy made me my own emery board and Voila! I have lovely smooth nails! Without the horror of the nail clippers 😀
The emery board is simply made from MDF wood with ‘wet and dry’ sandpaper, of the coarse variety, glued onto it. We used ‘wet and dry’ sandpaper as Mumma knew I would dribble on it. If you wish to help your human make an emery board, please do not to eat, lick, or otherwise consume the glue. Our Dadsy used PVA glue; Dadsy also stuck special non-stick rubber on the back.
Please watch my pawdicure by clicking here. That was my second go and so I am better at it now, and I know to file both my paws equally, and I don’t get them caught on the edge anymore 🙂
I wanted to show this to my friends, not just so you could see what a clever boy I am (although that was most definitely part of it) but because I know lots of doggies don’t like their nails being clipped, and this way is much more fun!
I also want to say thank you for the tactical suggestions on winning The War Against Treacherous Camera Batteries. We tried out ordinary batteries but they would not take a single photo for us. Now we will be going out to buy more batteries. This time I have told Mumma to buy the loyal and hardworking ones.