Canine Murphy’s Law dictates that the dog with the most sensitive digestion will also be the dog with the least discriminating palate. Our dog Cami is a living example of this law. We refer to her as the Barfer Bear because if she eats anything that is not dog food, you can pretty much expect to see an unpleasant revisit of it on the floor later.
Of course, Cami’s favorite hobby is wandering around the house or yard with her nose to the ground looking for something to eat. Note that I did not say she’s looking for something “edible.” Many things that Cami eats are not things that should be eaten. She favors rocks, dirt, hair, and even toenail trimmings.
Because of her toenail obsession, cutting Cami’s toenails is an adventure. It’s a race to get at the little toenail trimming you cut off before she does. If you’ve ever cut a dog’s toenails, you know that the trimmings can travel great distances.
Usually I sit on the floor with her lying down. After every trim, I end up holding Cami’s paw as she attempts to jet out of my reach after that elusive toenail. Cami is very focused and has a remarkable ability to crawl across the floor very quickly. So at some point both of us end up somewhat sprawled across the floor. It’s a mess.
Thank goodness she’s only got 18 nails.