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Adorable Dogs and Cats With a Bad Case of the Booties

Do you have those friends or know people who just have abnormally sized feet? Like, so large that you can fit your foot with a shoe on in their shoes? Then you try to go walk or run around and it’s the most disconnected and awkward thing you’ve ever done (other than talk to that person you’ve had a crush on for forever)? That’s how I imagine a cat or dog feels when they’re trying to walk with booties on. It seems cruel, but booties are quite beneficial to the well being of the wearer’s feet. In the winter time it will keep them warm, and salt from sidewalks and car parks that can cause  salt burns out of their paws. If you’re having a hard time visualizing what this experience may be like, don’t worry. I’ve gathered some of the most adorable moments captured of cats and dogs taking their first steps in their new shoes.

Adorable Dogs and Cats

Really, I don’t think pet’s mind booties all that much. This cat is so stoked to have them on he’s doing hand stands down the stairs! If I were to wear something I didn’t like, the last thing I would be doing is celebrating with acrobatics… Just ask my Mom.

Clearly it’s the holiday eggnog that is affecting this feline’s fine motor skills, not it’s festive footwear. This little guy is totally being that “one relative” at the annual Christmas party right now.

 Adorable Dogs and Cats 

It appears that one side effect of pet booties is they create invisible obstacles. On the other hand, they do seem to help with overcoming those obstacles. After all, the dog did get to the treat, didn’t it?

I’m pretty impressed with this particular Chihuahua… Of all of the the things I’m sure it can’t do, it seems to be picking up walking in foreign objects really well! Plus, that sweater? Cherry on top for the cutest break-dancing dog award.

You have to be careful with the booties though, if you don’t get all of the tags and pesky hang threads off they’re liable to catch nails and objects on or near the floor, leaving man’s best friend stranded and confused.

Adorable Dogs and Cats

The benefits of pet booties far outweigh the inconvenience of trying to coerce your fur child into them, and having your cat or dog travel awkwardly for a bit. The number of severe pad burns in places where the sun beats down relentlessly are kept to a minimum, and your picky dog can go to the bathroom outside when it’s freezing cold! Animal advocates like Ultra Paws, Paws Life, and Ethical Pet Fashion are all making this possible by designing (we hope) comfortable booties to empower our pets. If you’re like me and hate mud everywhere, PAWZ offers a disposable bootie that I like to throw on my dogs before going out on a wet day, and then are easily removed in the mud room keeping the couch paw print free. Yes, your pets might resent you for a little while for making them where the clown shoe of the animal kingdom, but once they drop the grudge, they’ll love you for it.


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