In the absence of a small carving glove we wrapped Zinnie's thumb and fingers with vet wrap and masking tape, and started the lesson. Here she's using the thumb push slice cut down to the stop cuts, on the "Whammy Doodle". She did about 25 of these cuts, and got pretty good at it.
We went at this for about 1/2 hour. Zinnie completed the "Whammie Doodle", and got a good start on her owl. At 1/2 hour Zinnie's hands were getting tired, she was beginning to get tired; so we called it a day. And I think it was a successful day. Especially when she asked me what time I get up in the morning..