Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Good (a lot), The Bad (a little), and the The Ugly - about Trevor's Booties

Yes, poor Trevor has booties.  They are a necessity right now with the "salt" they are using around here to keep the sidewalks clear.  It is a really rough Calcium Carbonate, which is killer on dog feet.  So almost all dogs are wearing temporary booties.
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Which brings us to Trevor.

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The Bad is simple, but (like Trevor) consistently painful.  Putting on his booties is a daily fight.  It is a 2 man job, but often there is only 1 of us to do it.  Trevor will put up with them, but doesn't help in the slightest.  It is like trying to get long johns on a limp child.  Passive resistance.  From Trevor's point of view, he dies of embarrassment, until he is outside and sees the other dogs.
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The Good - where to start.  First, his paws don't hurt.  He doesn't track in crap from the street.  He no longer gets a block away and need to be carried home (we actually both like that).  Before the booties, we would get 1/2 a block and then one foot goes up to be cleaned.  A house later a 2nd foot has to be wiped.  About 1 house later, the third foot comes up and then he just stops walking and gives me the most annoyed look.  And then I have to carry him home.  Embarrassing for both of us
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My other favorite is that he stays in place until I am ready to take him out.
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You see one way he fights any clothes (including said booties) is to stand perfectly still, like he is frozen.  Fine by me.  I can put his booties on, then get my jacket and the keys and his leash - and he doesn't move.  What is annoying with a sweater is dreamy with booties.
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The Ugly?  Well, he does look goofy in them.

1 comment:

Joc said...

Aw, he doesn't look goofy. I just think he needs a little pop of color. Maybe some red ones?

And I do love how he turns to stone!