Called the owner and was telling him about what happened and all he said was " Yeah, he's really touchy about his feet."
Yeah, what is it about people? They bring in a dog all matted with nails curled around so much he can barely walk, and say, "He won't let me touch him! Here, you take care of it. And make him look just like that show dog in the pictures!" With nary a word of the fact that if they had groomed the dog themselves or brought him in for grooming since he was a puppy, when all he needed was a touch and would have benefitted from the positive attention he would get during grooming, they likely wouldn't have had that much of a problem.
My brother-in-law (whom I never got along with) was griping about how he brought his Bichon in for a grooming and that he would NEVER bring him in again, because they SHAVED him. In the meantime, the dog was matted and they occasionally managed to clip off one of the worst ones with a scissors before the dog kicked and squirmed his way out of reach. I couldn't help myself and blurted out that they only shave a dog when his coat is in such bad condition that they can't do anything else.
We still don't get along.
Just had to address the libraries part...do you have a Kindle? Or a Kindle app on a tablet? I just got a new tablet (and it is a really inexpensive one, actually), I replaced my old Kindle with it and just put a Kindle app on it...and I use our library remotely. I simply log on and I can download books directly to the Kindle app. As much as I love real books, I have to say that I love being able to download books, especially right now. I'm going through books like crazy. I don't have to go anywhere and I don't have to remember to return anything either - they just disappear when the loan is up. I can even choose to just browse "what's available" if I want. I really, really recommend it.
I've been toying with that idea, but I'm so attached to the feel and smell of printed books. Reading for me isn't just a matter of words, it's a calming ritual, and ambiance matters. I went on an extended hiking/camping trip one time where books were out of reach for about 10 days, and I was jumping out of my skin by the time it was over. We ended up stopping in a grocery store on the way back to our state, and I dashed in and bought a book of some sort (I'm not typically a reader of romances and westerns, but....the book I bought had a horse on the cover, so I went for it.) and after just 10 or 15 minutes of reading, my normal self was back.
I just don't know if a Kindle will do it for me.
My expenditure on books has gone up these last few months too....I wonder why?