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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Milo... Brush Your Teeth

When we got our roly poly puppy, I peered apprehensively at the dangerous looking little fangs and imagined the dangerous looking huge fangs that Milo will one day have. I flatly declared that I was not pulling tooth-brushing duty. Everyone in the family nodded sagely and kept quiet.

I went out and bought salmon flavored toothpaste and a doggy toothbrush, and declared to the general audience, that the items had been purchased for the use of any brave soul who might decide to venture into roly poly puppy's gaping jaws. You see... it didn't feel right to order someone to brave those pointed teeth. It didn't help that roly poly puppy loved jawing us back then. Whaaaat! Give him an excuse to jaw us some more? You must be crazy!!

On the 2nd visit to the vet, we were shown a whole series of photographs depicting gum disease in dogs. Ooooooh.... not nice! The vet had some trouble trying to meet our eyes because everyone of us was guiltily staring at our own hands and feet. Perplexed at the lack of response, the vet asked worriedly "Did you buy toothpaste and toothbrush?" I brightened considerably and responded with a wide and proud smile "Oh yes! I did!" because I did. I felt like a schoolgirl whom Teacher had praised. Me good girl! Me bought salmon flavoured toothpaste! Yay! Of course, I didn't tell Teacher that neither toothbrush nor toothpaste had seen use.

Returning home, The Brave Daughter sat down on the patio and tried to brush Milo's teeth... and you won't believe how easy it is!! He loves the taste of the toothpaste and happily sits in your lap whilst you wiggle the toothbrush anywhere inside his mouth. As long as you keep topping up with new toothpaste, he doesn't care. Yum! Yum!


Blur Ting said...

Aw, she'll make a fine mummy!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

hehehe.....if only there's bak kut teh flavoured toothpaste (sans cholesterol) for human. *WIDE GRIN*

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Petunia Lee, ha ha, first time I see a dog's teeth brushed. Bet he'll have that Hollywood smile when wagging his tail.
Love his name, 'Milo'.
I had a German Shepherd named Brandy.
Later a Doberman named 'Whisky'.
No need to ask why I gave them those names, ha ha.
Have a nice day, Lee.

Anonymous said...

cheap shit, cheap plants and cheap dog.

petunialee said...

Ting - Thanks so much!

petunialee said...

Fry - Ewwwwwwww!

petunialee said...

Uncle Lee - Brandy and Whisky are nice names.

petunialee said...

Jerry - Actually, it's free dog, mostly free plants and only the poo was cheap. Sadly, the money paid for the poo was not worth it... whilst the free stuff brought us many many blessings. Life isn't all about money.