Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Bertie's Booties

Do you like my new boots? 

They really are quite spiffy, don't you think? 

The boots are, Gail says, the latest weapon in our ongoing battle with the horrid interdigital cysts which now and then erupt quite painfully on my front paws, especially in the winter months.

Now I want to make it quite clear that there is absolutely nothing babyish or soft about wearing these 'Proff Shoes' (size 3) from Rukka Pets. They are advertised as worn by border patrol dogs on active service in Finland. And if they're good enough to sport when defending Scandinavia against invading Russkies, then they're good enough for a roughty-toughty terrier in Scotland, don't you think?

I admit I was a bit hesitant at first, but soon got the hang of the new footwear, and I must say it was nice last weekend to have a layer of rubber between my sensitive paws and the late winter snow.  


  1. that boots are made for walking like nancy sinantra once said... and with the information that even the berder patrol dogs in finland wear them they landed on my wishlist... just in case we will go to finland or da mont blanc once...

  2. Bertie - In those shoes you will take Duthie Park by storm.

  3. Dey protect against invadin Ruskies?? Maybe I need to get a pair and go to DC for da next eleckshun.

  4. Very smart Bertie, you look ready to scale the heights ! Lovely to see you in action on the video, and I do hope that they will keep your poorly front paws cyst free.

    Inca xx

  5. Wow, they are pawsome!!!
    Do they do then in red sequins for a Princess who doesn't like her slippers getting wet????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Ahh...we knew you and Gail would keep looking for a solution, and we think this is a good one. They are indeed "roughty-toughty" looking, but with a sophisticated undertone. Love ya

  7. Wow, those are serious boots! We're glad they help you out.

  8. Bertie those are manly man boots! Even the name is manly. We like the look of them and the velcro makes easy on and off I bet.
    Well done handsome buddy you took to those like a duck to water. Mom and I watched the video SEVERAL times...look at Bertie run and his most amazing WFT tail waving proudly.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. Hari OM
    I am thinking, Bertie lad, that you will be enjoying the extra traction as well as the thermal protection from these new boots - they look jolly smart!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. Once you got over the 'prancing' part at first, they look just the thing!

  11. Bertie, you have very stylish boots and nothing soft about that at all. If they are going to help your feet, then go for it!!! We hope you have great success with them. It looks like you have adjusted to wearing them very well. Can you send us some of that snow?

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. Very nice boots you have there Bertie! We sure hope they help!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. What handsome boots, Bertie! You are such a GQ Supermodel in them too! We hope they help your paws!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  14. PAWSOME boots! You are quite the model.

  15. You are a champion in your boots, Sir Bertie! We are so proud of your Scottish practicality. Is it common only to get cysts on the front paws? We so hope these booties help solve the problem. It cramps your style way too much.

    Wag on!

  16. We believe you have mastered those booties Bertie! We hope they do the trick and make things easier on your paws!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. I think you walk quite well in them and they look pretty cool to me. I have never been able to master boots - but the ones my assistant brings home are usually a silly color and never quite fit right.