>Fed up…..

>Why is it that, just as you’ve nearly cleared debts, something goes wrong & the potential money that hasn’t yet been earnt & that you had ear marked for things, vanishes?

Last night, whilst clipping a friends’ small dog, my clippers died. I’ve had them for 18 months & do on average 4 dogs per month including my own two – hardly heavy usage for supposedly professional grade equipment!

I had planned to clip my two on Friday ready for our holiday the following week. If their coats are short I can minimise the sand in the caravan especially if Blue does her normal trick of acting like a wuss & climbs onto our bed during the night because she’s cold.

So the clippers gone back to the supplier via courier today in the hope that they can be repaired quickly & cheaply & returned to me for Friday morning – I think I’m clutching at straws which have vanished but the hope remains. Otherwise it’s back into my overdraft for a new set. The alternative is to pay someone else to clip my dogs but I’ll recoup the money within 4 clips (2 per dog) so that seems like a false economy.

This is Annie well overdue for a haircut. I had brushed her out, washed & dried her.

Annie the Yak
Annie the Yak

This is the same dog the following day whilst posing for competition photos – she looks totally different. I’ve convinced myself that I need to get into more debt if they can’t be repaired

Annie no longer the Yak
Annie no longer the Yak

Just to redress the balance as this post has been about the dogs & general moaning, here’s what Tia was doing this evening: rolling around on the floor so that we could stroke her tummy & feed her cheese.

Tia
Tia