So our little puppy has now had enough vaccinations to be able to go outside for a walk. Problem is, our neighborhood sidewalks are dirty and my apartment is clean. Oh yes, and she has all this fur around her paws, perfect for collecting muck from the ground.
Lucky for me, Sao Paulo has a pet product store on nearly every corner. I’m embarrassed to admit that I paid more for the above puppy sneakers than I have for a pair of my own shoes since I stopped working. But the only alternative would have been to wrap her little feet in plastic wrap every time we went for a walk (trust me, I considered it), and I do have some pride, or give her multiple baths a day. Instead, she is the proud owner of little blue puppy running shoes. Sigh. Truth be told, I have yet to see another dog owner with a dog wearing shoes.
I won’t humiliate her by posting a picture of her with the shoes on, because she does look quite silly. She doesn’t even like to walk outside, so my daughter carries her around the block a couple times.