November 26th, 2001

eLouai

Guai-Guai's Claws

[weather|cloudy]
[mood|calm]

Last night, I decided that I didn't want to get my hands hacked up whenever I take Guai-Guai out of his cage to play. Every time I take him out, my hands look like they've been attacked repeatedly by a psychotic pygmy troll in a beserker rage. He doesn't do it on purpose, he just walks around. My skin is just extra sensitive to claw scratches.

I decided to clip his claws.

I saw some pet show a long time ago that showed how to trim cats' and dogs' claws and I could see where the nerve/blood pocket in his nail was. It was a huge patience game. It took me 20 minutes to half an hour to do one toe.

I did the first few with him standing on my finger. I had to edge just the very tip in between the clippers. The first one was really easy because he had no clue what was going on. He was startled by the loud *POIK* sound followed by his toe feeling really weird all of a sudden =) He investigated the strange feeling in his toe, licked it a bit but he was okay with it.

The second one went the same way. *POIK* *startled flapping* *investigate toe*

Guai-Guai started paying very close attention to what I was doing to his toes after that. =) He stared intently at The Suspicious Clippers and didn't like them touching his feet.

Every time they touched his feet, Guai-Guai's reflex was to adjust his step to get away from them. He would open up all four toes and grasp again. One out of these bazillion re-grasps would make the claw land between the clippers RIGHT WHERE I WANT IT, not too deep that I'll cut his nerve/blood pocket. And when I saw the right moment, I clipped quickly.

After a while, I put him on his dowel stand and clipped him that way. Only now, he'd fly off his dowel stand after he got the *POIK*. He was good about coming back onto my hand though, I guess because The Evil House is a bigger unkown than The Bride That's Doing Something To Me That I Don't Think I Like But Doesn't Really Hurt.

eLouai

Wedding VCD

Just picked up the VCD of our Wedding Day Video. It's a matter of us being busy and the videographer being busy. We've been trying to get together for months now.

We're just watching it again on my computer. Total running time is over 4 hours. I'm going to try getting video editing software and cut it into a 30-45 minute "highlights" video.

This I Promise You - N'Sync

When the visions around you
Bring tears to your eyes
And all that surround you
Are secrets and lies

I'll be your strength
I'll give you hope
Keeping your faith when it's gone
The one you should call
Was standing here all along

CHORUS
And I will take you in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
'Till the day my life is through
This I promise you
This I promise you

I've loved you forever
In lifetimes before
And I promise you never
Will you hurt anymore

I give you my word
I give you my heart
This is a battle we've won
And with this vow
Forever has now begun

CHORUS
Just close your eyes
Each lovin' day
And know this feeling won't go away
'Till the day my life is through
This I promise you
This I promise you

Over and over I fall
When I hear you call
Without you in my life, baby
I just wouldn't be living at all

CHORUS
And I will take you in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
'Till the day my life is through
This is promise you, baby

Just close your eyes
Each lovin' day
And know this feeling won't go away
Every word I say is true
This I promise you
Every word I say is true
This I promise you
I promise you