On our walk in the park today, I noted two different pairs of twenty-something dog-walkers out for a morning hike. But it wasn’t the hikers that caught my eye. It was their dogs. One dog, a wire-hair terrier – spaniel looking canine, was wearing, what I presumed were boots. And the other dog-walker’s dog? Sunglasses, or more accurately, dog-sized polarized goggles.
I did not want to be rude – or show my ignorance, which was more likely – by calling attention to the sight.
But I hope that my more fashionista-tuned friends in the blogosphere can help me with this. Am I missing something? I know about bringing lots of water on a warm day. I am conscious about walking my furry companions where the pavement might be too warm for the pads of their paws. On cold mornings, I have seen small dogs with sweaters though it rarely gets cold enough in winter to see this more than once or twice. But is there such a demand that creates an industry making hiking shoes for dogs? Am I neglecting my canine pals welfare by not providing a visor and sunglasses?