Hi everyone! Its me, Lily!
Now that we are always doing reviews and winning stuff, whenever the mail comes Trixie and I get all excited and start jumping around! We're always hoping we will get treats or a toy.
The other day I got a package and it wasn't treats or a toy! Before I tell you what it was, I have to tell you a funny story.
We won a set of Pawz Dog Boots from Cooper And Lola's blog a few weeks ago. We were all excited, because where we live it is so snowy! I don't mind being barefoot in the yard, but when we go for walks I get salt in my paw pads and it stings! I start limping and Mama has to carry me. The same thing happens to Trixie, and Grampa has to carry her! Mama thought, if I put on boots, they would keep my feet from getting owies. She had been looking for some boots, when we won these!
Mama had to look at the size chart on the Pawz website and guess what size to order me. The sizes recommended for chihuahuas or malteses (which are two of my mixes) were TINY or XX Small. Mama thinks I am a very tiny dog, so she ordered me a TINY size!
Well, the boots came in the mail, and boy were they tiny! Mama tried to put them on my feet. They barely covered my toes! I stood there on my tiptoes, like a good sport, staring at Mama. The boots were kinda uncomfortable, but I didn't want to hurt Mama's feelings. So I tried putting two of my legs out at my sides at 90 degree angles!
Mama took the boots off.
She felt like a big cow because she had ordered me the wrong size. (What? Oh, sorry. Mama says she felt SHEEPISH. Same thing.) She had really been looking forward to putting those boots on me so I could walk more comfortably! So Mama decided to email the people at Pawz and ask if she could exchange the boots for a better size. She knew it was a long shot, since she had gotten the boots for free, and she was really embarrassed to ask! But looking at those Tiny boots was making her so sad.
So Mama emailed them. And guess what? A lady named Andrea emailed her back to say of course they would send me new boots! She told Mama to measure my feet, from heel to toe, and she would send me the right size. She even said I didn't have to send back the Tiny boots! She said I could give them to a friend! Mama is planning to take them to Almost Home Foundation next time she goes to volunteer, and see if some of the tiny dogs there can use them.
Anyway, the other day the package came in the mail, but it wasn't treats or toys. It was my new boots! I thought, "Uh-oh, here we go again."
But this time, the boots fit perfectly!
At first, I felt weird wearing them. I stood there and tried to lift up at least two or three of my paws at once.
But as soon as Mama opened the back door and let me out, I forgot all about the boots! I was zooming around with Trixie, going crazy and playing like usual. The boots did not slow me down at all or keep me from running comfortably, and they stayed on, even though I was tearing around the yard like a maniac!
Mama wanted to take a picture of me in the boots. But as you can see, the snow is so deep, you can't even find my feet!
So she tried taking a picture with her holding up just one of my front paws, to show off just one boot.
Its really cute, right?
I don't really like putting them on, which Mama says is just tough luck because I don't like putting my harness on either and these are just things I need to do. But once my boots are on, I'm fine! And now, when we go for walks, I do not have to get carried at all! I walk the whole way, and I even climb over the snow mountains that block parts of the sidewalk. My feet don't get owies at all. Mama said soon she is going to try to find a bigger pair for Trixie so that her feet don't sting either.
We wanted to give a BIG thank-you to Andrea at Pawz Dog Boots for sending us a new pair of boots even though Mama was a silly old goat who ordered the wrong size. (Oh yeah. I mean she was a sheep!) And of course, thanks to Cooper And Lola for hosting the giveaway!
Bye everyone! I love you!