Miss Truly regrets......"Why did I bite them all?...
"And when they get stuck up there?."....this was ...
Marcus - "this is my best side!"
Pretty in pink - the bride arrives
The wedding ceremony in the Big Ring
The happy couple
the Papillon Wedding Cake
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Saga of a woman old enough to know better who lets her life be governed by the ridiculous hobby of breeding and showing dogs, musing on life, the twenty first century, Cameron and his mini-me, and the occasional sheep.
"IN DOG YEARS, I`M DEAD"
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Merlin is at last working out the disciplines of showing, and his truly horrid screechy bark has echoed round a few showgrounds recently. Amazingly, he tends to do well.
Topaz has elected to stay in the stage of development described by a doggy friend as "hit really hard with the ugly stick." He is a male. so of course thinks he is wonderful.
Tamara, with two and a half weeks to go till the Happy Event, is eating everything but the carpet and grinning at me a lot.
Routine continues, and one part of it is the checking of anal glands.
I have recently learned from online forums that if they build up sufficient pressure, they can actually explode. I was appalled. A dog`s anal glands are situated....well, just where you would expect them to be situated, and have the habit of becoming congested. In that case you get out the latex gloves and squeeze. Hard. ( Yes, the dog really loves it. Of course he does. How could you doubt it?)
I have stood behind many a suffering dog and watched his eyes pop as I performed the ritual. One of the joys of dog owning. Never once did I suppose that the damn things could go off like grenades. In future during this procedure I shall use a police issue polycarbonate riot shield (another of the essentials of country living).
In fact, the next time I am troubled with aggressive Right to Roamers, I could do worse than threaten them with Marcus` bottom, aimed right at them at pointblank range.
There`s no law in Scotland against pointing a loaded dog at an intruder.
However, I looked this up and discovered that anal glands which are overfull can actually explode their contents outwards unexpectedly - this is what I was imagining. As you saw, I transferred the image to my own dogs. I usually do that. I hope your girl hsa a speedy recovery.
Thanks for the giggle.
And I'm glad the other dog is OK!
pawdua. Love your dogs, if I showed (I hate the AKC) it would be papillons, one of the best breeds in the world.