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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wow. Who Knew?

A Guest Post by Zahava

Before today, I could honestly say that I didn’t know you could use a spray adhesive skin glue to close a dog’s “snipped” ear closed…..

On the bright side, it worked really well.

On the down side, dog’s ears have more capillaries (or so it would seem) than human ears. There was a lot of blood.

On the not-quite-so-bright-but-not-quite-so-down-side: I think that Yonah now really believes me when I tell him that scissors are only for paper.

Calgon: Take me away!

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Oh, no! Poor doggie. Why? Did he think the ears were getting in the doggy's eyes??

Two of my boys gave themselves haircuts---at school when in the first grade. bored.

Posted by: joyce | Feb 26, 2009 8:00:20 PM

OMG! Sounds like you had an interesting day . . .can he go back to gan tomorrow?

Posted by: Rachel | Feb 26, 2009 9:21:46 PM

Joyce: I have no! idea why-on-earth he did it, though I must say that your hypothesis puts an interesting spin on the offense....

Also, all three have experimented with scissors -- the severity of the experimentation is inversely proportional to birth order. Ari's experiment involved snipping a lock of her hair from a relatively unnoticeable spot. Gili practically scalped himself. And Yonah.... [sigh] Admittedly, everything with young Yonah seems to be a bit more....

Rachel: I wish! (but I fear not....)

Posted by: zahava | Feb 26, 2009 9:37:58 PM

noooooooooo! do not want that visual. that's actually a little scary.

Posted by: mata hari | Feb 26, 2009 9:42:06 PM

Oy. Hope your Shabbos is restful and relaxing...

Posted by: tnspr569 | Feb 26, 2009 10:28:43 PM

Oy. Hope your Shabbos is restful and relaxing...

Posted by: tnspr569 | Feb 26, 2009 10:29:11 PM

The fun just never stops at your house...what is it with you guys anyway?????????????????

Posted by: Yeshara | Feb 26, 2009 11:50:10 PM

How are Yonah and the dog (you didn't mention which...)? Both must have been a bit traumatized by the experience. Are they okay with each other?

Posted by: JDMDad | Feb 27, 2009 12:26:16 AM

Isaac did the same thing! He was washing Ozzy and trying to cut some of his matted hair when the dog moved and--yikes!! It cost us 500 shekel and Ozzy 8 stitches! Yesterday the stitches came off and I had a dream about Ozzy's ears, that I cut it again, and found all kinds of stuff in it--lost game pieces and toys mainly.

I hope and Yonah and doggy are recovering nicely.

shabbat shalom!

Posted by: Baila | Feb 27, 2009 6:55:25 AM

tnspr569: Thanks! Hope yours is too!

Yeshare: Don't worry... your time with these types of adventures will come as well... :-)

JDMDad: It was Jordan. They seem okay around each other. To say that the whole incident scared the snot (of which there was copious quantity -- one the many reasons he was home from gan yesterday) out of Yonah would be a bit of an understatement.... I am hoping he learned a lasting "cause-and-effect" lesson from the whole thing.

Baila: Yikes! Kiss poor Ozzy for us! Poor guy! Poor Isaac! Hope everyone by you has recovered too!

Posted by: zahava | Feb 27, 2009 10:58:01 AM

Wishing you a well-deserved day of rest. Shabbat Shalom.

Posted by: Ilana-Davita | Feb 27, 2009 11:36:08 AM

I blame children's music: "With his ears cut short and his tail cut long"... how is it possible that we allow our children to hear such subversive material?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to get my son to stop putting his brother's crib in the tree... :)

Happy that everyone's okay, and hope that Jordan & Yonah recover quickly...

Posted by: efrex | Feb 27, 2009 3:59:19 PM

Human ears bleed an incredible amount too. Don't ask me how I know.

And my brother gave me a haircut too, when I was three or so. So I could be bald like daddy.

Posted by: uberimma | Feb 27, 2009 6:38:20 PM

Yikes. Last weekend my daughter managed to pull the dining room chandelier down from the ceiling. Took all of thirty seconds. Kids are a never ending source of adventure.

Posted by: Jack | Feb 27, 2009 9:34:24 PM

ah.. boys and dogs. :)

Posted by: weese | Feb 28, 2009 2:32:41 AM

Totally off topic:
I am needing some info for friends who just made aliyah. What is the name of the Call Center that hires a lot of English-speaking olim in Israel?
Any help would be appreciated!

Posted by: Ruchamah | Feb 28, 2009 5:06:45 PM

Yeah, my dog got a cut on his ear a bunch of years ago. He freaked out and streaked through the house, spilling blood everywhere. It looked like a scene from a horror movie.

refuah shleima to all

Posted by: triLcat | Feb 28, 2009 7:50:46 PM

Y'know, it could have been worse. He could have picked up the scissors and decided to perform an impromptu bris...

Posted by: Marsha, thawed at the moment | Mar 1, 2009 2:32:21 AM

Mata Hari: Sorry I didn't see your message before....Tell ME about it! I didn't want to see that either.

Ilana-Davita: Thanks for your good wishes. We had a lovely Shabbat and Yonah behaved like a perfect gentleman!

Efrex: Haaahhhaaahhhaaa! ;-)

Uberimma: I don't have to ask how you know! You're a Mom! :-)

Jack: On the bright side: she's a genius! 30 seconds! Impressive.

Weese: Somehow, we thought you'd understand! :-D

Ruchamah: I'm gonna let Trep field this in an email....

triLcat: Horror movie. That accurately sums it all up!

Marsha, tatm: [shudder!] Thanks for that mental image. BTW, did you mean on the dogs (both are female!) or on himself...? You know what? Never mind, both options are, simply put, just ewwwwww!....

Posted by: zahava | Mar 1, 2009 11:09:34 AM

Actually, I believe superglue was developed to close wounds... of course physicians use a sterile version (not that microbes could survive thirty seconds coated in that stuff!). When my guinea pig suffered a torn ear (due to a small misunderstanding with our rabbit) I taped it together with medical tape and it grew back together very nicely. Few capillaries involved -- not a lot of bloodshed. Refua sheleimah, and maybe y'all should lock up the scissors for awhile.

Posted by: a Living Nadneyda | Mar 1, 2009 2:29:21 PM

1) Before noticing the date on this posting I figured one of your in-laws dogs had gotten to one of yours, as you feared.

2) Human ears bleed too (up at the cartilage end, not the lobe part). I know this because my mom, who apparently subscribed to the "anything you can do, I can do better" school of thought decided to cut our hair to save money - until she clipped the tip of my ear...lot of blood then too. Mom stopped with the homemade haircuts.

3) Poor Jordan (and probably poor Yonah if he got the punishment I'd imagine)

Posted by: noa | Mar 1, 2009 3:57:49 PM

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