Weenie Wednesday: Cold Snap

Texas has finally begun to thaw out today — my condolences and deepest sympathies to anyone north of here right now. I don’t know how y’all do it! But we did just have some unusually cold temperatures here, including 17F at my house this morning. But the sun came out and the winds died and we are warming up to near 50F! YAY!

However, while we were cold, instead of a bunch of bonus walks for Conrad during my days off, we got a lot of indoor time. Which means lots of curling up under blankets.

I also ate a lot of carbs.

And booped Conrad on the nose a lot.

I have also started working with Conrad on trimming his nails myself. It is going along well so far. He is treat-motivated and I am only trimming a very little bit at a time. Visits to the groomer stress him out a bit and he doesn’t seem to mind me working on one paw at a time if freeze dried turkey liver is involved. I also have a nail grinder tool, but Conrad really hates that (part of why the groomer’s stressed him) so we will have a ways to go before we get to use that. It would be a better choice for black nails, though, for sure!

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  1. I have also trained all of my chihuahuas to let me do their nails myself. I just gave them LOTS of treats during the process, and didn’t hold then too tight. All three eventually calmed down and now I do them no problem. I do keep QuickStop on hand for the occasional time I quick one though. Mistakes happen after all!

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  2. Does he like peanut butter? You can give him a whole spoon full and it might keep his focus long enough to do an entire paw. I want to try that for Reef. Also, you can use a regular, coarse, nail file, did you know? I didn’t know that, and it blew my mind. I don’t know why I didn’t know that. Not as loud as the dremel and no sharp edges or cutting like the clippers.
    Also, drinky-drinks + books + doggie + blankets = A+

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    1. Oooo I will try the peanut butter thing! Annnnd consider my mind blown about the regular coarse nail file as well. Conrad would probably be okay with that.


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