I've discovered an amazing new trick that my dog (Guiness the Wonder Dog for those of you who have short memories) somehow learned on his own.
He has the amazing ability to make his poo stick to his butt. This is a wonderful trick.
Because he's then taught me that if I don't want to have poo in my house, I get to cut the hair around his asshole.
Yes, there are special safety asshole scissors that I get to use to carefully trim the dingleberries. This task is made more difficult when Guinness would rather play than sit patiently for his butt trim and when Wife and I are giggling uncontrollably.
I do recall that at one point, Guinness turned around and gave me a look that said, "When I get my thumbs, you sonsabitches won't be laughing anymore."
I don't ever remember Timmy having to trim Lassie's hinder. Maybe Shaggy and Scooby Doo did this, but again, I must have missed those scenes.
I'm guessing in the future, George Jetson had some kind of labor-saving device to handle this for Astro.