My New Dog
I lasted exactly one month without having a dog in my family. All of mine had crossed over the rainbow bridge and I was hurting. I searched the rescue groups and found an older model mixed female miniature Dachshund called a Chiweenie! Part Chihuahua and part Dachshund. Never heard of that? Neither had I. But I did fall in love instantaneously. The adoption went smoothly and I was the proud Mom of a 10+ year old little lady. Grieving as I was I needed a dog that would cuddle and not expected to do anything else. She fit the bill beautifully. Until it was time for me to trim the darling little vixen's nails. I had been diligently playing with all four of her paws in preparation for weeks ahead of time. To my amazement she turned into a 500 pound Sumo wrestler. After one muzzle application and various rounds of quick action wrestling I finally won. It was unbelievable that an 8 pound "precious" miniature older dog could almost beat me. So if you find yourself in the same fix, and both you and your dog are stressing out trimming nails, I would advise that you seek professional help in the form of your veterinarian or groomer. What you don't want to do is injure your dog or worse yet, give the animal a mental problem. Just say "Uncle" and pay to have them done.
P.S. Above is a photo of my "otherwise loving opponent"