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1/25/10 1:53 P

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Love the bootie stories! If Ellie steps in the snow, does the bootie get lost? Too bad dogs can't understand we're trying to make life easier for them. I tried & tried to get Speedy to wear a doggie ball cap, thinking the bill would crash into things instead of his poor little nose (he's blind). He wouldn't have any part of keeping that hat on, no matter how I tried. Had to give up, so he's back to crashing. One of these days, he's going to look like a pug, from all the collisions. Poor guy. What can ya do?
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1/19/09 9:00 A

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Lots of neighbors put salt on their walkways, so I put the booties on again today. They were fine, so long as Ellie didn't go in the snow. But that's like asking a 2nd grader not to walk in the puddle. She rolls in the snow and off the booties come! Oh well....KIDS these days!





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1/16/09 8:00 P

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OK...with a lots of determination and persistence, I got the booties on correctly and Elle was being a good sport. She still walked like a prized pony lifting her legs high with each step, but once outside, she got better at it. She definitely could walk in the snow with more comfort! But one came off in the snow. Because it's sooooo cold out, the snow is like lava rock! So your boots could come off if you pulled your leg out of it, it's so HARD!

Anyway...she seemed warmer even though she looked like I was a nut case putting it on her. See my main page for picture of her in the kitchen when I was done dressing her. Doesn't she look thrilled? LOL!!!





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12/28/08 2:06 P

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I wonder if petroleum jelly would work. Of course, then for sure you'd want to wash their paws when you come in. Poor pups. Before we brought them indoors, they adapted to the climate changes gradually and became tough. But living indoors has robbed them of that, but I'm sure has added years to their lives as well.

Next cold day, I'm going to try again and use treats to hopefully distract her. Possibly, once she's outside, she might be distracted enough. Especially if she picks up a bunny scent.
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12/28/08 10:15 A

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I thought about booties last week when the temps were single digit. Our two beagles had foot freeze and they just wanted to hold their feet up in the air instead of walking. They looked like they were injured limping along. I felt so badly for them. I don't think they would tolerate booties. Someone told me about a grease that you put on their paws to protect them from the salt. Not sure what it is called or if it works for just helping their paws stay warmer. Hmmm.




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12/28/08 5:42 A

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Does anyone use dog booties in the winter? I bought a pair for Miss Ellie last year and we've not had good success. We tried to put them on her last week when the temps were sub zero and killed ourselves laughing! She looked like she was tight rope walking and was NOT happy! I'm sure it takes getting used to. One fell off and it all seemed to just not work!

We get a lot of snow and ice here in Chicagoland with lots of road chemicals. I worry about her little paw pads. So I was just wondering if anyone else used this product with any success and had any tips. Thanks!





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