Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Alex and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Annoying Booties


I know, I know, that these short, poorly-lit videos will never convey the hilariousness that is my dog wearing a pair of snow booties. You'll just have to believe me. Actual tears leaked from our eyes from all the laughing!

We first attempted booties last winter, with the intention of protecting his paws from ice and road chemicals.

Can I just say that it didn't go over very well?

We went in for a second attempt, because... well, we felt stupid. No dog of ours is going to make the rules! If we want to be pathetic yuppies and make our sweet dog wear snow booties, THEN HE SHALL WEAR THEM AND HE SHALL LIKE IT.

It took us a good ten minutes and a bit of profanity just to get them on his front paws. He wasn't exactly a willing participant. But we must have learned something from last year, because this time he wasn't able to kick them clear across the room. They stayed on!

But they must have felt pretty weird.

Liz: Come here, Boo!

Alex: (lurches across the floor, looking intoxicated)


M: HO HO HO! Haaaaaaaaaa!

Liz: Wait, let me get the camera!

Alex: (flails about in confusion. Looks not unlike an injured deer.)

Liz: (thinks about Bambi's father*. feels like shit.)

Liz: (keeps recording, but orders M to stop laughing)

M: (keeps laughing)

I'm going to rip these things to shreds.
Bootie that, bitches.


The booties were returned to the store.

*Thanks to Bearette for reminding me that it was Bambi's mother that died. Yes, now I remember. I can hear that low voice saying, "Your mother can't be with you anymore."


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Blogger honeykbee said...

He's marching! That's both incredibly cute and incredibly disturbing.

9:27 PM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

so so wrong.
but so so funny.

I just returned from Primo's holiday concert where my camera batteries crapped out on me the moment before his class commmenced "Dreidel" - which was nowhere near as funny as Alex and the booties, anyway...

9:32 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

what a cutie! he looks more at ease in the second video...actually running.

btw, i thought only bambi's mother was killed?!?

10:11 PM  
Blogger kj said...

i was going to suggest that you scrap the booties. i believe dogs reject clothing of all kinds except bandanas.

glad you got a refund.

happy holidays liz!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

Awwwww, poor Alex. He looks so sad in that last pic. Maybe you could get him one of those doggy strollers to go for his wintertime walks. Have you seen those? They're adorable!

12:31 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Roxanne, I don't think we'll be buying a stroller. :) Besides, he needs all the exercise he can get- he has a lot of energy to burn!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

i remember my dog used to get little balls of snow or ice in her paws and she would stop and look weary. then we would pick them out.

9:47 AM  
Blogger bdogg_mcgee said...

OMG, that was great. He reminds me of what our cats do if they get tape stuck on their paws....

10:16 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Animals are so funny when they have "foreign" things on their bodies!

1:43 PM  
Blogger YoMomma203 said...

He looks like somebody trying to shake poop off their feet.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Zen Master said...

awwww, so cute.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

hey, i am glad you added a "currently reading" thing.

merry christmas!

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

Ok, that was hilarious.

11:09 PM  
Blogger kj said...

ok liz, time for a new post. you can't be gone this long. it's not right. afterall, inquiring minds want to know how your holiday has been.....


1:34 PM  
Blogger wharman said...

Happy New Year Liz!

4:36 PM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

Happy New Year!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah Louise said...

um, but there hasn't been any snow this winter...

9:49 PM  

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