Toby did a tumble because he tried to lift both front feet at the same time as he squatted in his frozen facilities. Not sure what the pup thought would happen with no feet on the ground, but he lay there, startled. It was time to break out the new winter wear.
What you need:
PawZ boots (look for the proper size for your dog)
Proper size of PVC pipe that will fit over your dog’s feet.
How to quickly place on your dog’s paws
Send them outside
They will walk very funny at first and then they won’t want to come in. Just note that as they are out for a longer time running and playing, they can get a slushy mix of snow inside the booties.
UPDATE: Neat as these are, they quickly developed holes/slits in the rubber. Just not sturdy enough to manage doggy nails (even trimmed ones) and maybe the ice?
As I came around the corner in Bed Bath and Beyond today I ran into Sammy (not literally)… after a surprised laugh, I asked permission to feature him on my blog. He was gracious to oblige, very well behaved, and appeared to be having a wonderful time in the lime light.
Practicing with their humans, some dogs almost walk the course as they are learning new moves, others bounce around just having fun with their owners, and others work hard so that they may please their masters.
Each animal’s personality really shows up, which is fun to watch. While these pups are not spit fires on the course like Bailey, it is easy to see that they are enjoying themselves.
Some dogs exude a particular joy when running the agility course, while others compete for the love of their owner. Bailey has been featured in previous posts, not only because of the challenge of capturing such a fast competitor, but also because she exudes a joie de vivre that is rare to witness.
Bailey’s stats are over 5 yards a second. She seems to be airborne through most of those seconds. Without the camera, the spectator has no opportunity to even grasp the beauty of her running. It is simply a blur of fur in motion.
I am not a part of the agility scene, yet I watch her and feel a pull to be a part of her run. I want to experience that pure, clean, crisp joy that she demonstrates with each jump and stride.