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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Rubbers for Rover: 1928

Rubbers for Rover: 1928

Feb. 9, 1928. Washington, D.C. "Peter Pan, wire-haired terrier pet of the personal secretary to President Coolidge and Mrs. Edward T. Clark, arrived at the White House today attired in 'flapper galoshes'." You lucky dog! View full size.

 

Ludicrous, maybe

But useful. Years ago, my Weimaraner developed a fungal condition on his paws from walks through wet grass, and his vet recommended dog galoshes. They gave him the gait of a Tennessee Walker and amused the neighborhood children no end, but enabled him to recover rather quickly. Similar paw-gear is widely used for search and rescue dogs and other canine working stiffs; a sore paw can severely limit any dog's mobility and unprotected, they rarely get better.

 
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