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Dannyalcatraz

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Ramp training not going so well.

Our younger dog mostly gets it, but has also adopted a “work smarter“ type attitude, so often tries to figure out shortcuts and workarounds for using the ramp.

The older dog can be convinced to walk on the ramp when it’s on level ground, but seems to be simply terrified of it once I elevate it any. I’ve managed to force/assist her up once and down once, but that’s it.
 

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Zardnaar

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Luna doing her thing in the office at my wife's work.

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She "works" with one of the truck drivers. The office girls have their own thoughts.
 



Dannyalcatraz

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Well, ramp training is still not going so well. Big Dog probably won’t be coaxed up the ramp until Little Dog goes up it into the SUV.

However, in a surprise development, tonight was grooming night, and Big Dog was completely OK with me using a nail grinder on her. Belly up, paws in the air, going snork, snork, snork, just like her predecessor. Little Dog, OTOH, was having none of that, and never got within 7’of me while it was in operation. Perhaps a few more grooming sessions like tonight, and SHE will follow Big Dog’s lead and let me use the grinder on her nails.
 










Dannyalcatraz

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...and so, while I’m giving the grrrls a shower tonight, the shower head holster in my folk’s shower chair just died. That left the head to fall and pretend it was an uncontrolled fire hose...

Fortunately, our older dog has seen a few things and didn’t freak out.

And when I had JUST started rinsing off the second dog, the hose connector broke halfway off at the join, transforming the shower into a water fountain. And of course, this meant I could no longer apply water directly to soapy areas under her belly and chin. Dad had to get me a Tupperware container to catch water so I could sluice it to the soapy parts.

And again, our younger dog stayed MOSTLY calm & collected through the unavoidable process.

They each got a rubdown and some solo time in front of the Dyson heater, so they’re looking pretty good.

I, OTOH, resemble a cruise partier who went overboard after 3 too many Mai Thais.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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It’s all good. Pets are a beautiful thing. I’ve had cats, gerbils and maintained a few freshwater tropical aquariums in my day.
 

Zardnaar

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It’s all good. Pets are a beautiful thing. I’ve had cats, gerbils and maintained a few freshwater tropical aquariums in my day.

I suspect if we had the right property we would have a dog or to.

Probably just a mutt adopted from the animal shelter.

One followed wife home she had been wandering so we got dog control to to take her to a no kill shelter.

Hopefully she found her humans again or a new home.
 

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