Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thanks For The Boots!

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!

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Brian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look quite fashionable in your boots!!!

Madi and Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What lovely yellow boot....that is a log of snow though. Be careful not to fall in a drift you'll blend right in with the snow.
Madi

Cooper and Lola said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so glad Andrea worked with you to get another size. Don't you love the boots. What a great product. I am so glad you are enjoying them!! Congrats!

Max the Quilt Cat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's wonderful that they sent you replacement boots. Great look on you too.

pawhugs, Max

Amber DaWeenie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a nice gift dat was...You look really snazzy in your new boots. Now you needs to get an umbrella too for when da rainy season starts.

Oskar said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a nice lady to help you. Those boots are very stylish!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Cara n Crew said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lily, your boots are very cute! That was very nice of Andrea and Pawz Dog Boots to help you and your momma out like that. Our mom is making a note in case she needs boots for our doggy bro - she'll ckeck them out. have fun in the snow!

Pip, smidgen, Minnie, and hollie

Bailey Be Good! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What cool boots! I'm glad they're helping to keep your toesies nice and comfy in the snow! So glad your mommy was able to get the right size!

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

houndstooth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Morgan has some of those! We got them at the dog bakery and they let her try them on to see which fit her best. She got treats from them every time she let them put a boot on, too, so she was all about it! She says try having your mom give you a treat every time you put one of the boots on and see if it helps!


Bunny

SquirrelQueen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lily, you look so cool in your new boots. They are very fashionable you know. That was really nice of the lady to send you a set that fit.

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just love those boots, they look really cool!! I can see why you need them with all that snow!

I think I may get some boots too, not because of snow, cos I don't know what that is, but because sometimes we get rain and as I'm so fluffy I get really messy. Dad thought it might be cool if I had some boots......I'm up for trying that, especially now I've seen how cool yours look :)

Your pal Snoopy :)

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a good idea. I read that more and more dogs in snowy places are wearing boots to protect their feet from the salt and other snow-removal stuff. You're at the front of the pack!

browndogcbr said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Y'all,

You look fantastic in your new yellow boots! The really compliment your hair!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

mayziegal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that's really neat! And you DO look SO cute and fashionable. I'm glad they're helping you walk better in the snow. Mom keeps threatening to get me some but I just puts my paws in my ears and go, "LALALALALALALA!"

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

shibasenji said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I gotta admit... there's something inherently cute about dogs in colorful booties...

I've seen those for sale around here, which is kind of funny to me, since we don't get ANY snow! They must be for the VERY delicate princess dogs around here. Or maybe for someone to buy and send to their friends in snowier climes. ;)

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