Tuesday, December 11, 2012


There are times we make Dad chuckle and the antics of Essex got him laughing and shaking his head yesterday.  Dad decided it was a good day for grooming.  Both of us had "Hobbit Paws" and  were in need of a good brushing and trim.  Sherman got to go first.  He gives Dad his ugly face but that doesn't work.  Dad is busy trimming the paws when he hears a strange thumping noise.  He stops and looks around and notices Essex is missing. 
"Sanctuary, Sanctuary" Call Me Essexmodo 
He looks around some more and there is Essex.  She is in her kennel, which she hardly ever goes in anymore.  He let out a hearty laugh, smiles and says "Okay Essex, you've delayed grooming for a day.  You are one very smart Collie."  Dad has a rule that he never messes with us if we are in our kennels.  Essex didn't want to get a brush and a trim so she used the sanctuary of the kennel.  
Hobbit Foot
Could Essex Be A Proudfoot or A Baggins?

Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman


Sam said...

Can our boys get in line? They have terrible hobbit feet!


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

no such place for us - when Mom wants to trim our toes - they get trimmed!

Dianne SS said...

Very funny about Essex running for sanctuary!!And oh my goodness! You 2do have hobbit feet!!Do you have 2 breakfasts too?? Essex has to be a Proudfoot!!

Jake of Florida said...

That is so funny. Just Harry does the same thing. If he sees mom raise her hand to reach for the comb to groom his face, he heads for his crate...actually it's part of a duplex...two crates under the stairs, one JH's dining room, the other actually Jake's original crate that he never ever uses but JH uses as his retreat from undesirable activities. He does the same thing when he sees it's plucking time.

At least your dad respects the sanctuary!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Shafali said...
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Oorvi said...

Aha...now I know what being a Hobbit-foot means. (So, did the hobbits really have feet like that?) Unfortunately I lack that lovely fur that you have...so these two escape the task of trimming - I'd have loved to have them groom my paws.

Licks n wags,

(I had to delete that comment - thanks to Mercury, who is always logged into her gmail account.)

Dawn said...

Katie gets feet like that too..but she doesn't know she could just retreat to her crate. Don't tell her! You are SO SMART Essex!!