Self Isolation: Time to Learn New Skills...?

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  1. Bigga

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    As we're currently in this position for goodness knows how long, I have been watching the awesome (I can't believe I'm saying that) 'Hope for Paws' channel. I have no clue why I started watching it!

    Anyway, the point is, I lost my cat 2 years ago and she was my best friend in many ways, but my wife has her dog that doesn't look after very well. Me, not being a dog person really (more to do with the fact I wasn't included in the decision to get the dog and I knew how it would turn out) I have found myself slowly understanding her dog and my attitude is beginning to change.

    It was never his choice to come here.

    Shockingly, I have found myself looking for pet trimmers as I think I want to bond to her dog and look after him better than she does. But I'm struggling to think why this is happening now.

    So, question; does anyone groom their own dog or do you send it to dog groomers instead?
     
  2. KnaresboroughBlue

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    Both really. Groom the dog ourselves regularly and once every 3 or 4 months to the groomers.
     
  3. Bigga

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    Hi KB.

    What clippers do you use?

    Hers is a shaggy haired dog, a bit like this but bigger and better looking...
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  4. KnaresboroughBlue

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    If you mean nail clippers, we use just the basic Mikki claw clipper.
     
  5. nimrod

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    So this threads about dog grooming really..
     
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    Ah right, I forgot there was more than one clipper type!

    I meant hair trimmer, I guess!
     
  7. Bigga

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    No, actually as I was actually wondering what I could do whilst I was off. If there was anything I could add to my bow, rather than sit at home playing PS games.

    The dog just happened to be a two for one thing as a skill set!

    Befriend the dog, learn to cut his hair!

    Depending on how this nonsense goes on for, I might even learn to speed type as well!
     
  8. KnaresboroughBlue

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    Sorry but can't help you with that one. We have a very short haired breed that moults, so trimming isn't really required. We just do bath/shower, nails, ears and teeth once a week and then send her to the groomer for a 'proper' groom every so often.
     
  9. domalino

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    Duolingo - very popular, has it's flaws but a great way to begin a new language.

    Hard to offer advice without knowing what you want to do really. If you have a guitar laying about you always thought you'd learn to play, people could suggest sites or apps etc, but just "what can I learn" is such a broad question.
     
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  10. MCFC1993

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    I always use Duolingo so can't count it as a new skill although I'm always learning.

    Recently I've been having a play around with Photoshop, I love travelling and obviously can't do that at the moment, so I'm seeing what I can do with my photo's from Ephesus and Rome last year. There is so much to learn though but I'm enjoying it.

    Maybe video editing next, although I know a bit more about that.
     

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