Four Paws, Eighteen Toenails – Conversations with Stella and Tiger


I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges.

Tiger:  I know. I know. You never stop reminding us.


Stella:  What’s your problem?

Tiger:  Shhh! If I lay on my paws, do you think Lady Human will ignore them?

Stella:  Ignore your paws? Oh…

Me:  Nope. I have a good memory. I don’t forget toenails that need to be trimmed.

Tiger:  AAGGHH! Why don’t you ever give up?

Me:  Look. You have four paws. Eighteen toenails.

Stella:  That doesn’t seem to add up.

Me:  Have your math skills improved?  Four nails on each foot plus two dew claws, one on each front paw. On this round of trimming, to date, I have only been able to clip three. That means fifteen to go.

Tiger:  No. No. I looked at my nails today and they all seem just fine, so you can go on and do something more interesting, Lady Human. Me and my nails are just fine, thank you.








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