Monday, August 19, 2019

By tooth and nail (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Did you know that we get our teeth brushed every day??? We also get our nails done every second day! Our nails are done using the tool called dremel, and our teeth are done using the tool called toothbrush.

We don't hate this, but we don't entirely love it either. We do get lots of treats! So we hold still and participate! Also we are Good Dogs, you know! But we don't entirely love it.

This tooth and nail business seems very important to our person. While she's doing it she mutters things like, "I do not want to pay for dental surgery," and, "You will thank me later when you can still play tug and your teeth don't hurt, and when you can zoom around and your nails don't get caught on things."

So here's the thing! I am pretty okay with my nails getting dremeled, but I am less fond of my teeth being brushed. Cobi is the opposite! She is pretty okay with her teeth being brushed, but is less fond of her nails getting done. So tonight we made a deal! We decided to trade! Here is how we did it!

It started like normal, with our person calling us to "places!" Our places are our mats, and we went very quickly!

Our person gave us a each a taster treat, so we could see what was on the menu tonight. And also because we ran to our places so nicely!

Then she crouched down beside me to do my nails. While our person was doing my nails, the first part of our plan went into place. Cobi did something very crafty! She snuck off into the living room! She did this so quietly and calmly that our person did not call her back places!

Once my nails were done, and after I ate my treats, our person stood up to go to Cobi's mat. This was the tricky part! I had to beat her there! I zoomed over to Cobi's mat and lay down fast!

I think I fooled our person, because she laughed waved the dremel and gave me another treat! Clearly she thought I was Cobi!

And while she was distracted, Cobi snuck back into the kitchen to my place!

Our deal was this: I would get my nails done twice, because I am quite okay with that, and Cobi would get her teeth brushed twice, because she is quite okay with that part! And then we could both skip the part that we didn't like as much! Isn't this a clever plan?

And it started off working perfectly!

But then it failed.

I blame it on Cobi! You see, she lay down beside my mat, instead of on top of it. She says my mat is stinky. She says it is too hot to be on the mat. But I disagree. I think she just messed up. Because clearly we were fooling our person up until then, right?


But because Cobi lay down beside my mat, instead of on top of it, our person figured out that we had switched. This was the only reason our person figured it out, I am sure of it!

Our person called "places!" again, and like Good Dogs we switched back. And Cobi had to have her nails done, and then we both had our teeth done.

It was worth a try, right?

I am Cobi. You will do my nails again. Because I am Cobi....


WFT Nobby said...

Definitely worth a try. After all, you and Cobi look so similar!
I am a twice a week teeth brush dog. I have never been dremelled and hope you are not giving Gail ideas.
Toodle pio!

Molly the Airedale said...

You girls are too funny and such tricksters! Mom dremels my nails once every 2 weeks. I can't imagine every other day but the treats do make it worth it.

C.L.W.STEP said...

My late and esteemed colleague Joey dog just hated anyone to mess with his feet! We cockers grow fur between our toes, so whenever we go to the groomer, we need the have that fur clipped too. Miss Jacquie had to put a muzzle on gentle old Joey dog in order to groom his feet! I'm not too crazy about anyone messing with my feet either, but not as much as Joey dog! Ghostwriter says it's a cocker spaniel thing.

Anyway, you two pups sure had a clever plan!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

BOL! Was a good try...and it nearly worked. Cobi needs a bit more training before next week. Then we're sure it'll work.