Friday, December 7, 2012

The Manipulator is Ready for Christmas

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A few times a year I take Priscilla to the groomer for a haircut. There was a period of time when I would cut her hair myself until out of the blue she started flipping out the minute she saw me take the scissor out of the drawer. It was so weird. One day she's lying there, literally sleeping through my cutting her beard and all around her eyes and ears and the next day she sees the scissors in my hands and her whole body starts to shake as if she's about to have a seizure - which is a real possibility since she actually does have epilepsy. So you see my predicament. Thankfully our groomer is very kind and is not intimidated by her behavior. she even cuts the hair around her face super short allowing us fewer haircuts - which is much appreciated. 
Above is Priscilla refusing to look at me once I packed her into the car. I think she was really upset with me this time. I tried not to feel guilty but I swear she knew this because once we got home she played my guilt for all it was worth. I finally caught onto that after doling out the 6th or 7th treat in between numerous trips outside. Wait a minute...

the manipulator hard at work
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They train us so good. She does have some expression. Love it! PGma

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think you read minds because I struggled with the title of this post - my first thought was, "a well trained person".

Lori Skoog said...

Do I love Priscilla!

lisa hermanson said...

extremely cute, love the shot where she is looking away...

Alexa said...

Face it, Lily—Priscilla knows just where your buttons are and she's smart enough to push them. I'll bet she knows just how cute she is too!

Thérèse said...

How funny! I can recognize this behavior compared to our dogs... :-)

Thérèse said...

and I forgot to tell: the first picture is Exellent!

Christine H. said...

I would give in to her too. She is just so adorable.

Sylvia K said...

What a precious little guy!! My Schnauzer, Sam, is worrying about having his holiday haircut these days!