I just completed the canine “neat feet” program. For those who don’t have hairy dogs, breeds like golden retrievers and Samoyeds have huge tufts of fur that grow out of the bottom of their feet.
At this time of year, all that footie fur collects sticky cottonwood seed pods and pine tree pitch. Obviously, walking around with forest junk attached to your feet is uncomfortable for the dogs, so they spend a lot of time chewing on their feet.
This afternoon, I decided it was time for some canine maintenance, so I got out the scissors. Although normally Cami is a bit of a pill about the neat feet routine, she had half a tree stuck in her paws, so even she was patient as I trimmed away.