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)
Liz: HEE! BWA HA HAAAAAAAA!
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)
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."