Saturday, March 26, 2011

365/69 Desert Hiking is not for dogs

Trixie is a enthusiastic hiker, but hiking the desert was hard on her paws.  Everything is prickery - barbed burrs, cactus spikes, thorns everywhere.  I saw one smart man whose dog was wearing booties.  I wish I'd thought of that for Trixie.  It would not have prevented her from colliding with a prickly pear and getting a leg full of two inch needles, but it would have protected her paws from the barbed burs, which bothered her much more than the prickly pear encounter.