It was another scorcher today!!
I decided to clip my dog, Cody, with the new, but dirt-cheap, trimmers I bought online a few weeks back. Let me just say that, in this case, I got what I paid for. They wouldn't even cut Cody's fur! They kept jamming up from the get-go even though I'd followed the instructions to the letter. Needless to say, I was not happy and had to resort to Cody's usual scissor-trim which I was not in the mood for, considering the hot day. I had bought the trimmers to make it easier on my hands as the scissors tend to cause arthritis flare-ups. I also wasn't impressed that the so-called bottle of oil they included in the kit was totally empty and looked like it had never seen a drop of oil in its life. Beau gave me his trimmer oil to use before I discovered how useless the trimmers were. Ah well, a lesson learned but at least Cody is happy to be rid of all his fur.
Below are a few pics of lantana flowers growing near the creek close to where we live.
Hard to believe that these beauties are considered a noxious weed here.
The lantana flower always makes me think of a mandala.
My pen/ink sketch today is of one of my top three favourite birds.