Friday, January 1, 2010

(The Angels Want to Wear My) Red Shoes

Dan and I took Jake for a quick shopping excursion today. We were searching for some canine footwear called Bark'n Boots Grip Trex and we found them at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). Their huge flagship store is located on the Platte River near downtown. The structure is an amazing historic landmark that was built in 1901. It was originally the Denver Tramway Powerhouse building, which housed the boilers and engines used to generate electricity for the city’s streetcars. Only service dogs are allowed inside so Jake didn’t get to check out the 45-foor climbing wall. He and I waited outside while Dan went in to purchase them. And of course we had to try them on right away. The boots are great for hiking and cold weather. They seemed to give Jake a lot more confidence. He even did a bit of a gallop ahead of us a few times as we walked down the bike path next to the river. That was the most I’ve seen him run since he blew out his ACL. Worth every bit of the $60 we paid.

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