Sarah’s nails are getting a little long, so I decided to trim them. She’s is one of the easier kids to give a mani/pedi to, rarely even waking up for it.
As easy as Sarah is to work with, only a moron could possibly quick her. I would be that moron. The event was traumatic for both of us.
The toe was cleaned, flour applied to slow the bleeding, and Sarah given a cheese transfusion to help her make it through the shock.
Anyone who has ever trimmed nails has at one time or another quicked one. In all these years of toe wrangling, I have never seen a bleeder as bad as Sarah. It seemed like she lost buckets.
Once the bleeding finally slowed, I bandaged the foot.
As you can see, Sarah is still very weak from the trauma.
Once bandaged, Sarah was forced to spend the rest of the afternoon confined to the couch.
At one point Sarah seemed to be in distress.
So a piece of chicken set aside from the people dinner was administered.
An hour or so later, we decided it would be a good idea for Sarah to ambulate, so I helped her off the couch.
After the strength injecting mini meal, Sarah was able to go outside to relieve herself and chase some hoo doos.
Upon return to the house, however, she hadn’t the strength to get back on the couch, or should I say, fight for her spot which had been taken by Morty, Gracie, Franky, Hector, Emmi and Pablo. She had no other choice but to just go to bed.
And for the record… the bandage is STILL on, even after an outside romp!
One by one the other Run A Muck Ranch dogs are quietly paying homage to Sarah, thanking her for taking one for the team. Because of her sacrifice, it is highly unlikely I will attempt a toenail trim on any of the other kids any time soon.
Word to the newbies: Unless there is food involved, a walk, a ride somewhere, a visitor, or a bunny in the back yard, Sarah isn’t the most motivated of creatures in the world. The photos you see are not of a dog suffering, but a dog in her natural state. I did 2 other nails before I realized I quicked her. She didn’t even bother to wake up when it happened.