a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Doggy Scratchtoe

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Doggy Scratchtoe

SUMMARY: More misbegotten lyrics from K-TMH radio and Mother Goose.

You know the English folk song/nursery rhyme--

Bobby Shafto's gone to sea,
Silver buckles at his knee;
He'll come back and marry me,
Bonny Bobby Shafto!
So. I'm very behind on trimming the Boy Beasts' nails.  I'm always very behind on trimming them. And Zorro has toenails like ... uh... like... untrimmed small dog toenails. Sharp! And then the weather was hot and I was wearing shorts, and then this happened with Zorro:

Doggy Scratchtoe paws at me,
Long red welts across my knee;
Will he stop? Let's wait and see.
Naughty Doggy Scratchtoe!
(Back in June. Just posting now. Whatev's.)


  1. Cute poem! Just got my dog his manicure on Monday.

    1. I need to recruit someone to sit there and stuff treats or peanut butter into their mouths while I'm trimming. Makes it easier. And REALLy need to get them dremel trained.

  2. This made me laugh. We sometimes call Wiley "Mr. Daggertoes."