Friday, February 29, 2008

Bootie Check (Or Hudson and Murphy Try on Socks and Shoes)

I just had to share this video. If you've haven't seen a dog's first reaction to booties, it's an absolute riot. That is unless putting them on is a daily ritual.

It's quickly become apparent that half an hour each morning will be spent 'dressing the boys'. I hadn't budgeted that much time but I'm tellin' ya, they're just like kids. After I put socks and shoes on Hudson and I turn my attention to Murphy, he's pulling them right off.

Just got some great advice last week from Jody with the New England Pyrenees Rescue about using vet tape to keep the booties in place. I was thinking duct tape will work just fine but the ASPCA might have something to say about that.

In doing some cursory research into why dogs don't care for footwear I couldn't find anyone who could say definitively. Unlike people who use the heels and balls of the feet, dogs walk on their toes. This is something I'll have to study on the road.

1 comment:

Jerry G Dawg said...

Oh dude you look so cool in them!
Don't worry, you'll get used to wearing shoes, and all the other dogs will be SO jealous!