02. 13. 2006
Doggie snow boots
It's been years since I've seen this kind of snowfall (something like 30 inches in New York City!) and my dogs have definitely never walked through this much snow before. Since they're not used to it, it's been really hard to get them to walk in it. It's totally understandable, of course, since I'm asking them to walk barefoot through piles of ice crystals. I don't know if it will be any easier to get them into these Muttluk boots, but it will be worth a try to keep their paws warm and free of salt and antifreeze. The yellow all-weather Muttluks are waterproof with a leather toe cover, adjustable hook and loop straps covered in reflective material, and specially treated salt and water resistant leather bottoms. They come in sizes from "itty-bitty" to "xx large". Prices range from $37 to $43, depending on size.
I wanted to say goodbye to another one of my snow dogs, an important, although behind-the-scenes founder of Popgadget. Shasta Bear Kim, 9 years and 10 months old, died on Friday. She couldn't write, and had no interest in gadgets unless she thought she might be able to eat them, but she was instrumental in starting this site. She provided endless encouragement through feet warming, waking me up with an icy nose in my ear, and tolerating being held in my lap for hours or dancing through my 80's playlists. I'd do anything for a gadget that would bring you back to me. Thanks, Shasta, I will see you again someday.