Parkers not really enamoured with feet so I knew this would be trying for both of us.
My toe claws were getting a bit long and starting to grow in. With PMR you can get treatment at the NHS foot clinic but as I am temporarily incapacitated I decided this would be a good time for Parker to learn a new skill and add to his Butler qualification. I have to be careful not to get an infection as I have mentioned previously due to the impending operation on my gammy hip. We set up all the stuff and I handed him the lesson plan with a safe system of work.
It was all going well till I sneezed. Parker stopped put the clippers down and calmly went to get the kitchen roll, hydrogen peroxide and soda water. He had learnt how to get blood stains out of household furnishings and sterilise wounds in another module of his Butler qual. Well after the screaming subsided and the blood flow was stemmed, we both agreed that all things considered it had gone well for a first attempt. He will be driving me to the foot clinic for the next session where he can learn by observation as a professional sorts out the claws as he videos it. They may think we are a bit weird but I am old and have earned that privilege. My toe is sore but not septic. We consider that a win.