22 March 2012
March 22, 2012
Late yesterday the boat projects needed to go on the back burner so we decided to pick on Scurv. At this stage in his life, he has been called by many brand names none of which has been Schnauzer. That prompted us to think about learning the skill of giving him the distinctive trim of a right proper Schnauz. Over to Petsmart we go and we procured a toe nail gizmo that looks akin to some type of torture device along with a few other things to make our first lesson more professional. The internet is a fine thing and we looked up the proper cut for das Deutschland Dog. We got back to the boat and coaxed Scruv out of his suspicious glare. The afternoon was cool and in every way the type of day one would enjoy--- or not if one is the guinea pig human learning curves.
He did not care much for the use of my hair clippers due to the sound so we resorted to scissors. It took the two of us to restrain him but at least he was not biting as he did with the clippers. Going from stern to bow we started to reduce the amount of hair on Scurv. We did not do much around his head since we had concern about poking him in the eyes with the tools if he tried something like blood letting of his captors. Actually, he was fairly calm since Bear was dosing him heavily with treats. Hair was flying and we were underway to making him lighter, cooler and more Schnauzer like. Well, that did not go too well but he is lighter and cooler. We might have removed a bit much on his stern end since his butt now looks like a ferret sans tail. We also got the hair a bit short on his back legs and generally made a mess of the deal. We dared not laugh too much lest he catch on and become embarrassed. We now think that we will leave future trim work to professionals. The crew vote was three to nothing .
We will leave this place in a few days and head north. We definitely look forward to seeing what is around the corner.
On the Baby Boomers, we discovered there are no little one yet. The parents were just now building the nest in the boom. We removed the foundations and put a rag up there to stop the construction project. They were not too happy but we don’t need additional crew at this time.