Kiki is at that age where she no longer gets toys for Christmas, so Nita gave her nail clippers and a small manicure set, a choice which was helped along by their mother.
Never has so much attention been paid to nail care. We have had a frenzy of salon activity here. Kiki trimmed and polished her own nails. She gave Nita a cuticle treatment. Then she trimmed Rocky's ragged nails, ignoring his yelps of pain when she removed portions of his fingerprints as well, simply sitting on his arm to hold him still to "prevent any pain." During quiet time yesterday, she and Nita gave poor long-suffering Bob the Bunny a pedicure. When she started eyeballing Dirty Harry's dewclaws and discussing which nail color would best match his brown coat, we declared a moratorium on beauty treatments for the day.