Walk the Dog Rain Boots
Things for Dog People
With styles ranging from the industrial to
the most stylish, a pair of warm and dry rubber rain boots can make daily dog walks fun
MetPet.com Staff Writer
another dreary day of rain with the soggy grass and muddy paths
that come with the season. It's easy to forget about the long dog
walks and opt instead for a quick shove out the back door. Rain or
shine though everyone, especially the family dog, needs the daily routine of
long walks and exercise in the fresh (if damp) air. Without the
routine dogs can become anxious and bored and put on that fall and winter
weight as well.
Perhaps you'll feel more
like walking if you can slip on a pair of warm, dry and really
interesting-looking waterproof rubber rain boots. Rubber rain boots
will keep the mud and muck off of you and they are easy to clean afterwards.
The largest puddles at the dog park or acres of wet, clingy grass are no
longer an obstacle with tall, waterproof boots.
Try one of the
classic Wellingtons (Wellies for short) in the photograph above in decidedly
modern colors. They are durable and will last years. They can be
worn all through the fall and well into the spring. Or try one of the
many rubber and vinyl styles that barely look like rain boots.
there are a large number of interesting rain boots out there in your choice
of colors and, mostly if you're female, your choice of interesting patterns.
You're no longer confined to bright yellow fisherman's boots if you prefer
cowboy boots with heels instead or boots patterned with all manner of
animals, insects, flowers and even skulls and skeletons.
boots come as ankle heights, mid-shaft that extend halfway up the calf and
tall boots that come up to your knees. Mid-shaft boots tend to be about
12" high; add a couple of inches more for tall boots.
Rain boots also come as simple slip-ons or with laces or buckles to adjust
the fit around the calf which is essential for those with very thin or very
muscular calves or for those who wish to have the options of thicker or
thinner socks or stuffing sweats or jeans inside the boots.
range in price from under $20 to much more and can be found in fancy
department stores or at your local feed & seed store. There are also
lots of fun boots for children which may encourage them to get out of the TV
room and go outside
to seek rainbows.
rubber boots are not lined, they can be quite cold so you will want to order them a half size
larger so that you have room for warm socks. Look for good traction and
enough flexibility so that you can walk comfortably. They can be too
bulky for comfortable driving so we keep them in the trunk and change into
them when we get to our destination.
another handy idea. If you're off and running on numerous errands, you
can pull on a pair of these over-the-shoe rain boots. You can keep a
pair in the car or in the garage and slip them over sneakers or street
shoes. You can save the trouble of having to change socks or untie
laces or generally do anything that takes away from dog walking time.
The best part about rubber rain boots is the quick wash with the hose or
rinse in the sink that
is all that's required to keep them clean. Hose them off, wipe them
dry or let them air dry. You can keep them in the
closet or by the door and store the leash and spare keys, plastic bags,
flashlights, etc. in them so everything is ready to go at a moment's notice.
Rubber is quite durable if kept away from heat sources that can dry them out
and cause them to crack. If you get a well-made pair of boots and your
feet don't grow, they should last you
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