I'm usually much quicker on my feet with retorts/quips/deflections but this time I was too mired in feeling like a clown!In the old days on DT, whenever someone posted pics of their Dobes with long nails they would usually get a quick reply post(s) with a one word admonition:
"NAILS!" Haven't seen this on DT in a while.
Some Dobes that go cross country hiking or perform agility need the longer nails for better grip, from what I've read in past posts.
You should've told Jess you were testing Hope for agility skills those weeks she was gone, thus reason for the longer nails.