Every so often, Jingle will start sliding across the hardwood floors. She’ll suddenly be afraid to go down un-carpeted steps. This tells us it is time for an in-between-the-paw-pads trim.
Everyone loves it.
Jingle lies on her side, the children take turns feeding her tiny pellets of special occasion treats.
I trim the fur with my sharp scissors. Jingle flinches with each cut, like her feet are ticklish.
We all tell her how beautiful she is. What a good dog she is.
“Who’s a good girl, who?”
“Thump, thump, thump,” answers her tail on the floor.