As many of you know, Leroy and I have had our fair share of issues with each other over the years. It took us a long time to make that bonding connection that many people have with their Newfoundlands. I like to think that the reason why we had issues making a connection was because we are more alike than not.
We both have strong personalities, are stubborn, clumsy and a little weird.
We’ve definitely bridged the gap over the years and we have a wonderful bond now but we still have some issues.
One example took place this weekend.
Leroy had gotten his dewclaw stuck in the floor vent.
I know. What dog does that?
I had heard this rattling noise when I was in the kitchen and I peeked into the family room only to see both dogs sound asleep.
I heard it again.
Peeked in and nothing.
Heard it again and went into detective mode.
Eventuality I figured it out but not because Leroy was showing any kind of struggle, just because I tracked the exact location of the noise.
I immediately panicked when I realized that his declaw was stuck in the vent because I didn’t want him to rip it off.
I carefully tried to unhook it but it wasn’t budging.
I carefully lifted the whole vent out and still couldn’t get it.
At this point, Leroy hadn’t even lifted his head.
I decided I would carefully put the vent, that contained his paw, down, and I ran in the kitchen and grabbed the nail clippers.
I gave Leroy strict instructions not to move.
I had a whole emergency plan taking place in my head and it may have included tin snips.
In mid dash to the kitchen I heard the vent rattle and then come crashing down.
Oh dear lord.
I ran back in the family room.
Apparently, Leroy decided that smashing the vent down on the ground was the best way to free himself and I guess he was right because his paw was free and the vent was back in it’s original place in the floor.
It didn’t look like Leroy had moved an inch either and his declaw was still very much attached to his paw.
Interesting. I planned on amputating.
Hahahahaha. Kidding. Kind of.
I guess we’re not that much alike.