Really cool the white body, speckles, and then with the black head.Eve had a Dorper sire. He gifted her with a heavy Matt of wool that doesn’t shed. She hates for me to mess with it. I usually run her through the chute, put a halter and lead rope on her and snub her up tight. Today I took a different approach. With a full belly, she laid down to ruminate. I sat down next to her with a pair of scissors and started snipping a tiny bit at a time.
Her daughter, Cookie, stuck her head through the cow panel and helped. Cookie nibbled at the scissors and stuck her nose in everything.
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Ewenique wasn’t getting any attention so she pawed my leg with her hoof. I pushed her away and she came right back. Between Ewenique pawing at me for attention and Cookie nibbling on the scissors, I had lots of help.
Eve looks like a squirrel on meth chewed her woolly mess off, but at least it’s an improvement.
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Cookie next to her mom.
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I have some hand shears, to use them on Eve, I’d have to restrain her. A pair of scissors and she was relaxed. She got up once, she really hates me messing with the matt of wool, but patience won and got her cleaned up.Seems like some shears would be of use!
Scissors are much smaller. Hand shears are big, sharp points and make a sound when they close. By taking tiny snips at a time, Eve was slightly nervous but was much more relaxed than when I use the hand shears.But hand shears are basically scissors that reopen by themselves. How does she think they are different?
Also why when we trim mats off of the dog, we prefer the safety scissors with the rounded tips.Scissors are much smaller. Hand shears are big, sharp points and make a sound when they close. By taking tiny snips at a time, Eve was slightly nervous but was much more relaxed than when I use the hand shears.