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Bartles and his booties

Posted by laurie on February 21, 2013


Harper sent me this the day before all hell broke loose, so I’m just getting to it now. Bartles loves his booties!

24 Responses to “Bartles and his booties”

  1. Linda UK said

    Priceless! Way to go, Bartles!
    Thanks so much to Harper & Laurie for posting 🙂

  2. Luana,Cody, and Henry said

    Love the booties – so cute with his little short legs! Thanks for sending, Harper!

  3. harperlea said

    Thanks for posting Bartles and his Booties, Laurie!
    (I’ve been mulling over how I can make him a tailor made pair(s) that will fit better)…
    We had a ruff (pun intended) time getting a decent shot… I enlisted my darling hubby’s help, but Bartles just kept following us too close cruising in his shoes 🙂

  4. Karen Spivey said

    So cute! Bart has a lot of personality.

  5. Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's Mom said


  6. Sue ~ Barney , Jodi, & Huggy Bear's Mom said

    Sitting here giggling thinking about trying to get these on my hounds. Don’;t think they would be as receptive. ahemmm Very nice boots Mr. Bartles.

  7. These are too cute ! I am wondering if my two would allow anything in their feet. I think that they would just pull them right off.
    I like your hard wood floors – does Bartles so all of your floor dusting too ? 🙂

    • harperlea said

      Don’t I wish I could get the pups to do the floor cleaning!!
      Hmm. New idea for his custom made booties… (little swiffer dusters perhaps…)

    • harperlea said

      Postscript: Thanks for the compliment on the floors! We chose the “distressed walnut” for the simple reason of the dogs’ toe nails… the distressed marks make a nice camoflage… and a black sharpie helps “decorate” new distress marks… LOL

  8. Jackson Pack - Abilene Texas said

    hehehe…we put these on Rusty and he had a fit! It broke all of his legs and he wouldn’t move!

  9. Spunky's Mom said

    That’s just adorable. Go Bartles!

  10. Rebecca Campbell said

    We tried nice fleece booties with a waterproof sole for our Beagles a number of years ago. Before we got all of the booties on, the first dog, Annie, had her paws up acting like she had stepped in something very bad. She then showed us how easily she could rip those things off of her feet! I think we ended up donating all of the booties to the local no kill shelter some time later, as none of the hounds would keep them on. Bartles is adorable and obviously understands the importance of nice footwear 🙂

  11. Kate (Gandolf's mom) said

    we tried booties with Kramer. He just stood there and would not move. When he’d try to come if we called him, he looked like a foundering fish. We laughed so hard, and he knew it so he’d stop walking, and just sulk. We quickly gave up the booties. 🙂

  12. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

    Oh how adorable! He has such a great hound dog face – I love him!
    Harper, are these just for the sake of fashion (which I could totally understand) or does he have a foot problem? I’ve been thinking about getting non-skid booties for Gomez to help stabilize him on our hardwood floors. He’s almost at the 8 week milestone post-surgery which means he’ll be able to be out of the crate and wandering around the house, but these floors are pretty slippery (in fact, his most recent injury occurred in the living room). On the other hand, I’m not sure new footwear is the right thing for him while he’s still recovering.

    • harperlea said

      No foot problem, and not really fashion either… We bought the booties only because every day since Day 1 of bringing Bartles home, he sits at my hubby’s feet when Rick is putting on and taking off his shoes… My hubby said, “Bartles, we need to get you your own shoes so I can put my shoes on/off in peace!” So, on a lark, and sale price, Voila! Bartles got his “shoes”. Bartles really does love them. Not sure that I’d recommend them for Gomez… you’d have to make very sure that they’re extermely non-skid and fit Gomez’ paws to a T. And as you said, introducing something new like this during recuperation might not be the best idea. TYPICALLY, our dogs only slid on our floors when they running hell bent for leeather and taking the corners too fast. That’s not to say the occasional slippage doesn’t happen in normal walking conditions 🙂
      Bartles has never tried to “shake off” the booties, or even walk that funny walk because he doesn’t know what’s on his feet. And he’ll whine for a good 20 minutes when we do take them off.

      • Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

        Oh geez Harper, that is just too cute for words! What a personality he has. If you guys ever happen to be in the Bay Area and need a dog sitter, you got one.

        So glad I asked why your basset hound has shoes: because he wanted them.

  13. Kate H. said

    Oh migosh, that is just too cute. But you know, shoes really can make the outfit. 🙂

  14. Scooby's Mom said

    Oh so cute Bartles! Your pictures made my day! I wish all dogs appreciated doggy shoes the way you do. They’re so cute!

  15. Bartles is too cute. Is he pure breed basset? He looks smaller like part beagle?

    I don’t know how my guys would react to shoes. Oscar would probably tolerate us and give us a “why me look” and Spencer would probably rip them off and eat them. They do let me put scarves around their necks.

    • harperlea said

      Since he’s a rescue, we’re not 100% sure he’s pure… BUT, as far as we can tell yup, he’s PURE BASSET. But he’s a Field Basset… they tend to be smaller and less “wrinkly” than Show Bassets. I had the same thoughts after we adopted him. But Laurie’s sister Nancy who has Bassets explained to me about Field Bassets; Tesla was a Field Basset I believe. Elliot is a Show Basset (I think that’s right, “Show” vs. Field). Bartles is right around 58 pounds (which is way too heavy actually for him… he needs to go on a diet quick).

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