Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mica's Hangover and Shake your Booties!

Now that Mica is 18, he's decided he's old enough to drink. So last night he washed down his Fancy Feast with a glass of Sancerre. When we came into the living room this morning, we found him like this.
Clearly hungover.  But given that smile on his face, it must have been worth every drop.

Now doggies, I ask you...do you know what this is? (No, not Mommy's teal blue nail polish.)

It's one of my booties. They look like deflated balloons and they stay on my feet better than my MuttLuks.  So why does Mommy torture me with these silly things?

Salt. And de-icer. It's piled on thick on all the sidewalks and roads. Here's the thing - when doggies get salt on their wet paws, it acts as a conductor. So when you touch something metal - like a manhole cover or a signpost or a hydrant- you can get a bad shock. De-icer is just as bad. It works by heating up and melting the ice. So it burns your paws. And because your paws are ouchy-hot, you lick 'em then get that nasty stuff in your tummy.  Here's the pet-safe de-icer we use at the run. If you need to use de-icer, this is a really good one.

So remember those beautiful photos of Asta and I frolicking the snow yesterday? If you haven't seen her photos, go take a peek - the ones with her and the kids on the sled are adorable and guaranteed to make you smile!

Here's what it looked like today. I wore humiliating booties for this?

Mommy and I did find a little fluffy snow to play in. Don't I look like I'm in the prison yard? Petey behind bars.
There wasn't even enough for a good Snow Face Pack. Oh well...goodbye snow! See you next winter!

Does everybloggie like my new header? It's me and Rosie, writing the first chapter of our romance!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I hope Mica didn't waste the rest of the sancerre - my mom will take it!

Sorry your snow is going away...

I've been savouring mine all day!

Your new header is beaWOOtiful!


Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

Sorry your snow is leaving...You & Asta sure enjoyed it...

I'm sure your romance story will be a best seller...

Abby xxxooo

Tee said...

Ohhhhh , the Chief says you look sooooo cute in your booties!

Am a little jealous now ...

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy of Dog Woods

Asta said...

Deaw Petey
I love youw headew..it's too bootiful and sooo womantic..Rosie is one lucky pup to have found hew heawt's twue match..
Mica looks vewy happy and at least it's not one of those headachy hangovews..he doedn't look like he needs anything but a long nap.
I don't think you look silly at all..stoopid salt it's so yucky I'm glad you had some pwotection..sowwy I couldn't meet you today, but that snow suwe disappeawed too fast..you'd think as cold as it was it wouldn't melt..oh well fun while it lasted
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Mica sure looks happy!
I did not know all those things about salt. Better to use those booties!
Your sweater is pawesome! I love it... and my mom too!
Kisses and hugs

PS The header is beautiful too. Very romantic!

Huskee and Hershey said...

You have nice red booties, Petey!
Heehee.. we love the pics of Mica, the Hangover Kitty! Let's hope he doesn't wake up with a throbbing head.

Lacy said...

w00f's, loveee the new header...heehee ur snowy nosie iz to cute..

b safe,

Stanley said...

Man, Petey!

I didn't realize how totally gone you are on Rosie! LOVE the new header. Very Victorian and romantic.

Your booties look like they're doing the trick. Very stylish and a good color for you.

Tell Mica I like his style.

Goober love,

NESSA the hovawart said...

Hehehe, Mico is soooo funny. I hope he didn't have too much of a headake after he woke up;-)

I just LOVE your header.

And your booties are in my colour :-)
Licks and kisses,

BenTheRotti said...

Mica looks like one content kitty!

Your new header is awesome, and so romantic *sigh*

Sorry the snow thief came and stole your snow, ours stayed over a week and it still didn't seem long enough! We didn't know about salt being a conductor! They don't use De-Icer here but they do use grit (which is a salt mix) Mum says thank you as she will be more aware of this now for the future.

love and tailwags,

Ben xxxx

Martha said...

Hi Petey
Aunt Bailey here - loved the new header! Remember I am still keeping an eye on you.
Poor Mica hope he recovers from his hangover.
Mum had a cat called Mouchie who was 23yrs old so Mica still has lots of fun to have - hope he gives up the drink - it's been many a cat's downfall!!
Missing you cheeky boy! xxxxxxxxx

Dexter said...

Your new header is cool!
We have tons of salt here too. It doesn't make my feet hurt, but I like to sample it, so our walks are punctuated with lots of "leave its." I don't mind the snow, but it would be nice to see Mango and Momma less grouchy.


Unknown said...

I am so glad we don't need booties in Florida, I would probably eat them before wearing them.
I Love your new header, somebody must be a very talented artist to create that for woo.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Gus said...

We love the header. We love the booties, and tell Mica Teka says a coddled egg will help


Martha said...

Hi Petey
Just popped over from my blog to say that Aunt Bailey is quite right - you are "a wee cheeky rascal" - but we love you!
Martha xx
recovering from tummy tuck!!!

Toffee said...

Where did all of your snow go?? You and oodles of it the other day!!

Do you want to come up here and play in the snow in my back alley; we still have plenty!

Those "booties" are a terrierific invention aren't they?

Daisy said...

Mica, I can hardly wait until I turn 18!

Molly the Airedale said...

Wow! We had no idea that salt was a conductor, Petey! Please keep wearing your booties!
We LOVE your blog header! It's so romantic!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Tell Mica to line his stomach with a nice saucer of milk next time he goes plans on going on a binge. Very effective. Hope he hasn't got a headache.

And your new header, verrry romantic. Are you ok Petey?Think you must be love sick.

Sorry bout your snow but you do look very saucy in your rubber booties ...he,heeee!!

Wiry wags, Eric xxx

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Ww, Mica! You look like one happy Aby! We agree with the choice of Sancerre!

We think those booties look rather cute on you, Petey! And that it's probably better to have nice dry feet than dragging all four paws in salt and slush.

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hehe Petey, you DO look like you're in prison.....and we love your booties, they're like mini wellies! Important to take care of your feet, you have to be fit and well for you and Rosie's next date ;o)
Our little bit of snow we got this morning has gone already....what an anti-climax!
Slobbers xx
Smooches from Rosie-Posie xx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Petey...you looked devilishly handsome in ur black sweater in that snow!!!!! Hope Mica doesn't have a headache!!!

Hey...um...how did ya do/find that pic of you and Rosie in ur header photo??? Inquirin' minds wanna know!

You still datin' Rosie?? Just wonderin'...

Barkies...love and kissies...


Agatha and Archie said...

We LOVE the new header!!!!! Geesh we still have all of our stupid snow( but the stupider plows have stopped) Those boots would last 1/2000th of a nanosecond on us.......you are a good sport!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Joe Stains said...

Mom said a good Sancerre is DEFINITELY worth it!! I hope Mica's head is ok, he needs to pace himself!

Sorry your snow is going, but think of the fun at the run in the sun!

Scooby said...

Petey, Mom thinks you look so handsome in your coat and booties I think she is going to try and find some booties for me and Casper to wear. (Not that we have any snow over here in Melbourne!) Silly mom!

Sally said...

Hey Petey

Love the shot of Mica on the couch - those cats - they get all the fun.

I like your booties - D wants to know what they are called. She bought me booties for outdoors - but I refuse to walk in them - instead I do a version of RiverDance - or RiverDogDance and send them flying in all directions - so instead I get a paw bath every time I get home. Not sure what I dislike more, booties or baths...

I love the photos of you and Asta in the snow - I do not like snow - but I think you two accessorize very well for it.

Lots of licks