I know this is going to sound extremely vain, but I must say that I do look rather handsome right after my face is shaved. It usually takes me moping around a few days, staring at Nancy to remind her that Sera is not the only one around here that needs some TLC. Sure, I come off like the strong and secure dog and of course, I usually am; but I am admitting that I too know that sometimes I just don’t look so great. At such times, I notice I can become a bit crabby which is totally inappropriate since I am a dog and we are not supposed to be so self-absorbed. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to hear the sound of that small clipper as Nancy began to shave my face today. I fell sound asleep in Nancy’s lap while I heard the clipper and only woke when that clipper went from my face to my paws. Wait a minute, enough is enough I tried to tell her. Finally, after I squirmed enough, she quit clipping my paws (now, I suppose I will have to wear my muttluks to cover up the partial clipping job).
Speaking of muttluks, I am so ready to be done with winter! Enough already! That is exactly how I am feeling about our winter and quite frankly, I am tired of those muttluks that Nancy makes me wear (if it is not for a cover up job on her bad grooming, it is the salty roads). Winter is not that bad and if you humans would have never invented “salt” for melting the snow and ice, I probably would not be tormented with wearing muttluks. Well, I guess I spoke too soon because we just went for a long walk with muttluks on and I saw all the salt on our roadways near our house. Serenade kept saying to me “see why we have to wear out muttluks, just look at all that salt on the road” and once again, she was right! Off we pranced enjoying the much warmer day.
When we were just about home, we encountered the neighbor dog (Bravo) who always tries to intimidate us. To my surprise, this time instead of Nancy making us go the other direction, she stopped and said to Bravo, “Good Dog Bravo, you are protecting your home” and while I was gagging at her sweet, high voice to this dog, I witnessed him stop from lurching toward us as we too stopped. Then, seriously Nancy sweetly told him “Ok Bravo, you go home now” and off he went – he just slowly walked up their long driveway, leaving all of us in shock.
Who knows, next time you read my blog, I may write about actually going running with Nancy since she really did buy some new gortex running shoes for cold and wet weather conditions. Ok, now I must run!