Grooming habits: The good, the bad, the ugly!
First, official Pet People logo we'll be using for our table at the dance and in Humane Society promotions for the Halloween Bash coming up Oct.20. Maybe one day we can make T-shirts, mugs and hats with the logo to sell and donate proceeds to shelters!
Topic for today: Grooming
Amy sent me this picture of her dogs having an ear-grooming session.
She says: "Have you ever witnessed your pets "grooming" each other so intensely, so
thoroughly that you almost feel like you're doing something wrong by watching them? It's kind of like being caught watching someone pick their nose. They are the ones picking their nose, yet YOU feel guilty for witnessing it! My 10 year old German Shepherd Nikki is alpha in our house over the 2 boys. She will demand grooming from Jake by raising her lip at him & shoving the side of her head into his face. He always happily participates as you can see here with his nose so far in her ear you can't even see it. Sometimes he does such a great job that her eyes start to roll
in the back of her head. Jake also grooms Charlie. Except lower. Much lower. My husband gets pretty grossed out by this. I just tell him he's jealous, which he appreciates even less. Seriously though dogs... get a room!"
Hardee Har Har!!!! Oh my God! I'm dying here over Amy's descriptive narrative. The look on Nikki's face is almost to the eye-rolling stage. And as far as the "lower" grooming and Mark's reaction--what a hoot!
My dogs do not groom each other. They lick themselves and that's gross enough for me. They sniff butt on occasion, but that's about it. The cats are another story. Tarzan makes Catfish lick his head all the time and Catfish loves to do it. He also loves to lick my face and hair. Tarzan will lick Catfish too. They seem to only lick each other around the head and face. They are not X-rated like Amy's dogs! And the ear thing is really gross! YUK. Catfish is a big butt sniffer, something Tarzan never does. I guess he ain't a brown noser!
Currently, I am working on Peanut's ears, as he has a spell of redness and discharge, so it's time for what I call his "ear candy." He doesn't like the fact that I have to sqeeze a bunch of it in his ears, then dry them clean, but they are looking much better after only a few days. He is so pitiful when I come at him with the bottle. He squats and squirms and finds a corner to hide his face in, the poor baby!
So what grooming situations are going on at your house?
posted by Sandy at 9/16/2007 01:44:00 PM