It's that time of year again - when a new pair of Rocket Dog boots gets bought - and how much easier it is for me now that Amazon UK have decided they can ship boots and shoes out of the UK.
This pair is from the Jailer range and is called June Bug. Normally my calves slop about comfortably in my RDs, if anything the boots are slightly too roomy. With this particular design I had already read that the leg part had been cut narrower than usual - hence me going up from my usual size 3 (36) to a mammoth 4 (37). But what a tug I had this morning - trying to get them up my legs. I eventually got them on and realised that the width must be about 3cm narrower than the usual pattern. I don't know why there are Velcro straps around them because that gives the impression that there is a hidden gusset (what is it about that word that makes one want to snigger?) - but there isn't. I suppose though you have to have a slight bondage look to justify the word 'Jailer'. Another minor gripe is that they have left frayed edges on the boot - I cut all that off; no doubt more will form in time but that will be a good thing to fidget with when I'm feeling edgy.
The bichons weren't at all interested in my new boots. They'd already been up for two hours and it was time for another sleep
Poppy had a cortisone injection two days ago to try and help her with her many many allergies. It has been three years since her last jab and of course in between then and now she has had the desensitisation vaccine sent from the Paris laboratory to our vets, in order that she can try and build up immunity to the things that send her crazy and make her want to bite herself. A lot of it is a coping mechanism she employed when living in her first home (one of 16 dogs shut up in a small room with very little food and never seeing daylight).
I suppose there is a bit of an improvement from how she used to be, but I long for the day when she will be able to live without her bucket.I can't see it happening though; just as there are three legged dogs one sees from time to time who seem to manage quite well, so Poppy is with her bucket - she is very used to it and even gets a twice-daily massage from me. That must be worth having to put up with all that plastic - surely?