Picture collection of some of the (stray) dogs we met in Licata. Unfortunatley, I couldn't take more pictures because I didn't know how they would react to either me or Tiny coming too close. The streets are full of stray dogs. Licata has a facility to spay and neuter stray dogs but they have no pound. So, once the dogs are fixed, they are thrown back out on the streets...
Mummy and Daddy took me into town for a walk. I love the smells but I am a bit scared of all the stray dogs. They said, they will cut me (not the stray dogs, my Mummy and Daddy)! So they brought me up to an apartment that looked a wee bit like a vet. And I don’t like vets! But this was different, it smelled nice – like wet dogs and hairspray. I was at the groomers! I got a collar around my neck and a little chain to keep me from running away – but I tried my best anyway! I sometimes don’t understand that if I just sit still, everything will be just fine.
I was then placed into a bath tub and I got a shower – shampoo, conditioner, pH regulator stuff. I then got a blow dry and suddenly I looked like the Michelin Man in a dog’s body. So fluffy! Even Mummy said I was so soft! I thought I looked quite handsome already but then the hairdresser lady got some clippers and scissors and started cutting me! They said I had a lot of knots in my hair, so it needed to be cut quite short. I was a bit scared of the noise and Mummy had to come and hold me – I tried to hide and climb into her arms but at the end they did it! They cut me good – just look at my skinny legs! But it didn’t end there. I also got some oil in my ears, some hairspray lotion all over my body – I smelled like a princess! Last things last – I got a pedicure, too. Two hours of pampering – I feel like a new lady dog! I didn’t like to be handled by a stranger person, but with Mummy’s help I might do it again! If you think I deserve a treat for this 'torment' then top up my treats on the Crew page :) - T.
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