Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Windsor, VT
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The Mystery Of "The Tail"
We went away for the weekend and left our 26 y.o. son to dogsit in our absence. He took this job VERY seriously, calling me several times with things like, "Baxter didn't eat breakfast. What should I do?" and "Tess threw up. What should I do?" and various other things. He loves the dogs and knows how particular I am about them, and really wanted to do a good job. Well, we get home last evening and immediately take the dogs for a walk. We got about half a block down the street and my husband had Baxter, who was walking on an extension leash in front of me. I shrieked, "What happened to Baxter's tail????"
As you can see from the photo, something BIG happened to Baxter's tail! I looks like half of it was cut right off. I found my son right away and quizzed him at length. He was floored and said not another soul had been in the house all weekend. The dogs were supervised each time they were in the yard. We've racked our brains since, trying to come up with various scenerios. Nothing seems plausible. As you can imagine, Baxter has a "completely" trimmed tail, now. I said he will probably like it because he won't be catching so many sticks on our walks! I pretty much had a meltdown to begin with, though. Repeat after me, "It's only hair. It's only hair!"