Nail Clip-Purse

Dog grooming solution has one hangup: the dog

Kendal Peifer loves Oliver, her family’s rescue dog with an aversion to getting his nails clipped.Ā “It’s very difficult to keep him still while clipping nails,” Kendal told BuzzFeed. So Kendal’s dad bought a secondhand purse, cut four leg holes in the bottom, and hung Oliver up to dry.

Up to dry? Wait, when was I moist?

The makeshift rig worked perfectly, and soon Oliver had a lovely set of freshly cut nails — along with an expression of Zen-like calm.

If you could give this thing a gentle push, that would be nice.

After sharing photos of her dad’s ingenuity on Twitter, the photos spread at a rapid clip, racking up over 70,000 retweets and a few inquiries as to his marital status.

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17 thoughts on “Nail Clip-Purse

  1. allein šŸ¾ February 20, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Okay, the headlamp really makes this picture.

    • julie February 20, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      AGREED! That was the best part!

  2. Dana February 20, 2018 / 9:03 am

    So clever! And love the headlamp. šŸ˜€

  3. Alice Shortcake February 20, 2018 / 9:12 am

    I foresee a sudden increase in the sales of cheap bags.

  4. allein šŸ¾ February 20, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I used to take Pablo to PetCo to get his nails clipped when I didn’t feel like doing it myself. I’d just hold him straight upright and he’d freeze, and the groomer would clip them. I felt bad but it was a lot quicker and easier than holding him in my lap and trying to hold his feet still while he squirmed. Totally worth the ten bucks. Then I’d get him some treats from the treat bar and give him some cuddles and I think he forgave me.

    I’ll have to remember this if I ever get another little wiggly dog.

  5. Gigi The cat lady February 20, 2018 / 9:38 am

    Hummm … I wonder if this would work on a cat?

    • Murray C February 20, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Or a bunny.

      • 6rabbits February 22, 2018 / 12:03 am

        YES!!! I have got to try this with my squiggle bun! How about guinea pigs? Hmmmm…

    • Duckie šŸ„ February 20, 2018 / 11:22 am

      Gigi, if you’re going to put a cat IN a purse like this, I want pics!
      Ditto for you, Murray, if you’re going to do a bunny.

      • LunaChickFringe February 20, 2018 / 12:02 pm

        Oh I’m pretty sure my bunbun would not be having it!

      • Murray C February 20, 2018 / 4:08 pm

        Sure, I’ll send pics – and I’ll send pics of my injuries, too.

  6. AB February 20, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Genius!! Give this guy a Nobel Peace Prize, now.

  7. Murray C February 20, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Nobel Purse Prize?

  8. Faye February 20, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Millie wiggles and screeches when I try to cut her nails. The Vet charges $35! Iā€™m checking out a nearby place this spring. But hmmm…

  9. Murray C February 20, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Hey, DEBG – here’s a project for you! You could develop a knitting or crocheting patterns for something like this – a nail cutting sling!

  10. Mal February 21, 2018 / 12:06 am

    That’s a mighty cute dad–dog, cute dog.

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