The temperatures have been outrageously low this past month. This ‘Arctic Blast’ is payback for the winter of 2011-2012, where it was mostly above 30F here. Ahhh, the memories. Instead of snowy dog feet, they were muddy.
My little Oreo is a papered pooch. Although very much a tough guy, his feet are his Kryptonite. He runs out to the middle of the yard, then realizes he can’t get back because his feet have froze. He will flop on the ground, all four feet in the air. It’s one of those situations where you don’t want to LOL (but ya do!!), then run at full speed to go scoop him up and carry him in.
Breck has an abundance of fur in his feet. This works great for winter, but they require pruning during the summer or they will be caked with mud.
I finally decided to try some dog boots. I only bought one pair to test them out. As expected, I almost pissed myself laughing at poor Oreo walking like an Egyptian!!
We’ll see how he does in the future. I’m not sure how much we’ll use them, but I’m glad to have them available.
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