Thursday, December 18, 2008
I Hurt My Trigger Finger!
I took the dog up to the regional park to the off leash area today. She and the neighbor dog had a great time running all over the hills. It was nice to see them really running and getting some quality exercise. But the draw back to taking Sally there is that there are alot of huge burrs in one section. There is a low place where a pond often forms. In the dry months, the pond dries up and we are left with weeds, most of which have huge burrs. Sally's fur is just long enough to attract the burrs. The burrs get wound tightly in her beard and leg hair. I brought her home today and spent a good half hour pulling burrs out of her hair. My fingers are sore from grabbing the stickers. She had so many wound up in her beard, and I couldn't hold her head still enough with one hand, so I asked my neighbor to hold her head while I de-burred her. I know it wasn't any more pleasant for her than it was for me. I was tempted to cut them out, but I do like that she has a beard. :) But typing will be a little painful for awhile while I recover from pulling stickers.