Mister D*%&$! Dirty Toes!
This is why we got rid of all wall-to-wall carpeting and put in laminate wood floors. How sweet of Scooter to give me an illustration of what I was talking about yesterday in the topic about baths. He's so helpful. Remember I mentioned Scooter needing foot baths on a regular basis? Notice how he made sure to get the mud up between his toes--ALL of them. I just gave him a full bath and then I notice this today after he's been back in the house for a while. Now you know why The Boss calls him a pain in the you-know-what.
Foot bath procedure: Take a small bucket of water and towel on the deck. Get Scooter to stand. Put each paw in the bucket, wash, wipe. On to the next foot. This is why I HATE it when it rains. I'm ready to turn the entire backyard into a courtyard with just a small square of grass for bathroom business! Peanut and Zoe NEVER need foot baths!
Also this morning, the dogs were going nuts in the back yard. I go out and what do I see? A deer at the edge of the woods. Nothing unusual about that. But the dogs must act like they've never seen one before and carry on like a crazy pack of hyennas! The deer don't even run away, because they've learned the dogs can't get them. Why can't the dogs learn the same lesson? They get used to the sound of cars they hear regularly and bark only at strange ones. They've gotten used to cat meows at the window and no longer bark at Tarzan and Catfish, but yet with Squirrels, deer, etc. they act like they have amnesia. At least when cats see "prey" they simply WATCH.
Yes, this morning I'm loving the cats MUCH more than the dogs!
posted by Sandy at 3/30/2007 08:59:00 AM