Pets and Other Animals

Clipping Dog Nails (Large Dog)

We have a large dog.  He’s a German Shorthaired Pointer.  We have tried a couple times to trim his nails.  Both times required one of us to lay on top of him because of him freaking out.  The second time we did it, he jerked mid-cut and we cut the nail WAY too short.  So, thanks to a friend online, I started looking for ways to alleviate the stress for all three of us.  I think I found the solution:

The first is basically preconditioning, since we’ve already traumatized him:

And this is how I think we’ll end up having to do it but at least it will be done!

I’ll try to remember to post an update.  I first need better nail cutters.  I have those cheap ones that don’t cut cleanly.

Bread, Hamburger, Recipe

Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns

I just made these tonight.  They are quite good!  They aren’t too “yeasty” tasting but not as sweet as store-bought.  I used honey instead of the sugar (read somewhere the commercial buns have corn syrup in them so thought honey would taste more like the real thing) but next time I will double the amount of honey.

As soon as hubby gets home, the Casper’s go into the pot!