I have to say, I’ve gotten a lot of comments and questions about Jacoby’s Muttluks!
Yes, he does keep them on, mostly. No, he doesn’t entirely love them (as you saw on Wednesday), but he appreciates them when he’s outside. There’s something about them inside that feels weird to his feet, apparently, as he gives his paws, ankles and wrists a good licking when he gets them off. And the boot seems to be especially bothersome on his right foot, which is the one he injured in his escalator accident*. I don’t see anything when I clip his claws (and believe me, I look for scars every time), but maybe there’s something about the inside of the boot that bothers that one foot.
Even so, I can’t blame him for not loving his footwear; I hate wearing shoes and socks, too.
But for those who are interested, here’s a quick little video of Jake walking in his Muttluks:
You see? He does walk well in them when he’s got a definite destination.
* Speaking of Jake’s accident, I just read about a dog who had a similar accident earlier this year and lost two toes! Apparently, this happens to about three dogs a year in Boston…seems like it would be more heard of, doesn’t it?