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weather: hot
outside: 24°C
mood: guilty
music: Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in F Minor, Opus 8, No. 4

Ah shit.

I was cutting Guai-Guai's toenails and I cut too close. He started bleeding. =P He stopped after a minute or two, but he would bleed a little again if he got upset or excited. I got him to walk on some flour and distracted him with a zipper pull. That helped.

All because I noticed that I could hold his toes without much consequence. He'd flap and try to get away, but obviously couldn't. He'd bite me but it didn't hurt me enough to actually let go. So I thought, cool, I'll just hold his toes and clip.

Well, he still twitches and flaps. And here I am, wanting to snip quickly and get it over with because <sarcasm>I imagine</sarcasm> it's traumatizing to be held captive by one toe. I know how to tell where the blood vessel starts and how deep to cut, if I could only SEE what I was doing.

But his toenails were getting so long and sharp that he was getting caught in everything, including just walking up my sleeve. When he gets caught halfway up to my shoulder, there's nothing I can do except stand still and let him beat my face in, trying flap himself free.

Meh. =(

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bellacrow
Jul. 26th, 2002 12:21 am (UTC)
ack! if there's something that can make you feel crappier with pets I'm not sure what it is.

*hugs*
bride
Jul. 26th, 2002 09:36 am (UTC)
Thanks =)

if there's something that can make you feel crappier with pets I'm not sure what it is.

Maybe putting a pet down... but yeah, cutting too much toenail is right up there on the Crap-Feeling-O-Metre =P
ugly_boy
Jul. 26th, 2002 03:48 am (UTC)
I hope Guai-Guai is OK! When I upset/hurt my dog, Jessie, I feel awful about it. Hopefully you'r Little Troll will be OK.

...About those books, not to rush you, but I'm leaving in a week. If I get them when I return from Wales, no biggy... it'll just be a nice little treat waiting for me, but I'd like to show them to Guo Li. Thanks so much.
bride
Jul. 26th, 2002 08:55 am (UTC)
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Thanks =)

Re: books

Yes! I'm so sorry. These two weeks have been kinda insane at work. I was going to go on a lunch break one day, but I've been eating and working at my desk all week =P
ugly_boy
Jul. 26th, 2002 12:14 pm (UTC)
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Hee hee, it's really no problem. I hate to rush you, it's so nice of you to send 'em to me in the first place. Guo Li's husband got some in Hangzhou but they're not really what she had wanted him to get.
bride
Jul. 26th, 2002 12:30 pm (UTC)
I sent them off =) It was either now or never, so I just went. =)
ugly_boy
Jul. 26th, 2002 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Cool, thanks!
mayna
Jul. 27th, 2002 07:12 pm (UTC)
I wonder if a nail file or something like that would work for a bird. Too bad he's not like my dog... he just sits there nicely and lets me clip.
bride
Jul. 27th, 2002 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we were thinking about getting a dowel stick with sandpaper on them, so that every time he takes off from it, it smooths his toenails a bit. I'm not sure how much they cost here.
mayna
Jul. 27th, 2002 08:03 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you could glue some sandpaper to a dowel stick, and replace the sandpaper when it gets worn down.
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