Friday, August 24, 2012

You Asked!


Hi Y’all,

My Chessie friends, the 2 brown dawgs, now 3, commented on my manicure…”the whole process is exhausting, isn’t it?” 


Haopee, of My Dogs Love Me wants to know how much one of these grinder things cost…

My Humans original one that she used on my older Chessie sis, now over the rainbow, was battery powered.  This one plugs into the electric outlet.  Some humans have said their pawed ones don’t like the noise. 

The secret is lots and lots of treats and always use the sand paper like stuff and change it as soon as it starts to wear down. 

I used to have a treat after every part of a nail.  I still get one after every paw.  At first my Human didn’t try to do my nails.  She just turned the thing on and armed with treats got me used to the sound and then the feel of the vibration in her hand while she stroked me all over.  Once I realized the sound meant treats and the vibration didn’t hurt, all was well. 

Oh, sorry, I still haven’t answered your question Haopee.   The grinder thingy is called a dremel tool.   There is also one selling with a little cover.  They sell as Pedi-paws or Oster Gentle Premium Nail Trimmer for around $20.00.  These are great for small dogs.  You need to get a larger, stronger one, also more expensive, if you have a larger breed, like me.  Small ones are available in Walmart or pet stores.  Larger ones are available in most hardware stores.  They are a woodworking tool. 

Here is a link to a guide (here), updated last year, that my Human originally used when learning to use a dremel on Candy.  There are also UTube videos if you prefer. 

A new pal of mine, Suka, asked if there was any good gossip in the pee mail…

Always lots of gossipy stuff! 

Suka also wanted to know if this picture was my yard. 

Yes, Suka, this was the morning sunrise the day before we left.

Snoopy asking about “No Mischief Monday”, wanted to know if there was really no mischief, or if I just didn’t get caught.  

Snoopy, there was really no mischief to catch. 

Flea from Jones Natural Chews wants to know what a “hooman” has to do to get in on the nap action…Can’t say I really know…sorry I couldn’t answer that one.

Thanks for stoppin’!

Y’all hurry back now! 





  1. I know I said it before, but I just can't do the nail trim thing. MOM did just about what you said and still I am having none of it. When I HAVE to have it done I have to go to the vet. That's how stressed I get over the whole thing. I think something happened when I was a young pup (before my MOM got me). I tip my ... paw to ya Hawk. You must be the world's greatest dog, or very close to it.

  2. Fred has to go to the vets to get his nails trimmed too. He just freaks out every time I even pull out the dremel. You are such a good boy Hawk! :)

  3. Great Q & A Hawk. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. You would be so proud of Bella, Hawk - we just started working to de-sensitize her to the dremmel tool. She's a long way from us actually doing her nails but also so very far from where she was before. The fact that we're even trying is evidence of just how far she's come. Thanks for the video links - we'll check them out as I'm sure they will help.

    Thanks for the tips! Hope you're having a great day.

  5. Hey Hawk,
    Wow, you are one clever dog and answering all those questions so informatively.
    Oh, must go now, my "hooman" wants me to teach him how to nap like me, yes me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star.
    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

  6. Hey Hawk,

    Thanks for answering my question buddy - I'm sure you're gonna think of some Mischief soon though, hey? If you need some ideas, I'm sure I can help! :)

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  7. Great Q&A. We get a lot of treats too when we get our nails clipped. Treats are the best part of nail clipping.

    the brown dawgs