We're back! We had a great time and the dogs sure got lots of running - even some more as they hoped for, I never saw Bi as tired as she was after last few hikes 🙂 You can also see her fancy shoes in some pictures, her pads got all worn out on sharp rocks, so we invented super dog shoes that actually stay on (even in water!!!) AND allow normal running AND offer great grip, good enough even for rock climbing - AND are WAY cheaper as any other shoes! Those are rubber mats cut in a shape of her paw, fixed on with a tape for fixing carpets - it's double sided, very strong, but very soft tape that allows normal movement AND keeps a mat in place. Of course, as it's double sided, everything gets stuck on it for first few meters, but we can live with that. Another good tip for keeping the pads whole when hiking on hard surface for several days: keep your dogs' paw hair untrimmed. I only trimmed Lo's paw hair once and it resulted in bloody pads, so I always leave it alone now and it helps my other dogs a lot, Le's pads look like they never touched the ground after 10 days of mountains! 🙂 Bi's smooth coat couldn't help any, though - luckily, carpet tape shoes worked great!
And of course, happy 3rd birthday to Bi, the wild child!
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