Maximus and his new booties
February 17, 2011 8:56pm CST
Remember my girlfriend's shihtzu? Well he's back and cuter than ever! We bought new booties for him from the local pet shop Animal House located in Aurora Boulevard. We would've bought him these booties months ago if not for the lack of funds caused by car repairs and business related purchases. He walked funny in them the first time. He was lifting his paws up and down and trying to shake them off at the beginning. This time, when we put it on him, he seemed more comfortable with them on. After a few seconds of adjustment, Max was walking fine. And urinating all over the place. Maybe he wanted to show his dislike for this new fashion accessory. He was already running around in a few minutes while I frantically chased after him in the confined space. It seems to work well in the smooth, tiled floors of the clinic. Not so much on hard, rough, concrete. We noticed that whenever we held back on him or he started to pick up his pace, his shoes would fall off. And we'd be running after him and also stooping to pick up his booties. A few minutes outside and his booties are off. And his tail's wagging and his tongue lolling about. Max is a cute little puppy and we don't know what to do with him. and his booties. We like it but I don't think he does. He looks happy in this pic though. http://www.picable.com/Nature/Dogs/Maximus-with-New-Booties.2086396
• Carlisle, England
18 Feb 11
I'm not being funny but why does the dog need shoes? Why are they meant as a fashion accessory? A fashion accessory for whom? Your girlfriend or the dog? The dog has already "told you" he doesn't like them so I suggest you do what he wants..and take them off. Stuff like this is frowned upon in the UK and quite right too. I'm sorry but I can't see the point of dogs wearing shoes.
20 Feb 11
when my girlfriend suggested booties for max i had a funny look on my face and the same question you have about why he needs shoes max has begun associating his shoes with going out on a walk so he has started carrying them around whenever he wants to go out until now i question the reason why he needs shoes girls... i'll never understand them
• Carlisle, England
21 Feb 11
LOL. She's not a fan of that Paris Hilton is she? That woman has a lot to answer for in the toy dog department. I suppose you could "hide" one of the shoes. No way would your gf make her dog wear just the three. Just a thought!