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Old December 16th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Walle is ready for winter

Walle is ready for winter. You will notice that those are not boots on his feet, but simple rubber balloons with the tops cut. We found this was easier to put on than boots and a lot less expensive. If you lose a boot you usually have to replace it by buying a new set of boots. If you lose a rubber balloon, big deal you just replace the one you lost. Try it and see. It works for us.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 04:20 PM
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Awww,Walle looks s cute all ready for winter..would not Balloons get hard out in the cold and crack??
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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:24 PM
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Looks like he is ready to head out and have some fun in the snow!!!!
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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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awwwww Gary Wallie looks adorable and nice and warm!! I think that is a good idea about the balloons! Mindy paws are so hairy now she doesn't mind the snow...in fact she has started to play in it! I love wallie's coat too!!
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Old December 16th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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Walle looks like he has settled in very nicely. The balloons are ingenious!!
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:04 PM
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What a really clever idea, garyb. I love the way the balloons match his dog coat too. I can see myself copying this next Winter for my shelties. I'll have to buy a lot of balloons I think. Now, what colour would suit a gold sable sheltie ?? LOL.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Very cute pic. Just curious though about the balloons. How do you keep them on? I'm hoping you don't use elastics. The balloons are a very good idea though.
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Walle's looking like quite the distinguished pup in his Winter attire .
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:32 PM
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Like "Paws" boots balloons should just kind of stick to the fur and hold themselves in place. I use Paws on Leo over fleece boots to keep out the cold and wet on longer walks... waiting for nice weather again. Slush is so annoying especially for doggies 8 inches off the ground!
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Clever solution to a wintry problem

Be very careful of the balloons, though--dogs have been known to strangle or get blockages from eating balloons. So make sure you have them all accounted for at all times!
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LOL, I use the balloon boots on Goober too. Altho I bought them at the pet store next time I'll just buy balloons and cut em myself.
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Today I finally bought some balloons for Mindy, but I'm a bit slow and am not sure what u mean by cutting off the top? U mean the "neck" part right? I tried a few different ways. Some were too tight and others not so bad. They did seem to work pretty good as she wasn't lifting her feet as much as she use too.

I first thought I had to cut off where the nails would be too. Yeah yeah I know...like I said I'm a bit slow.
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