A senior dog who was having trouble walking on hard surfaces has a new lease on life thanks to a pair of socks.
Last fall, Niki Geroni-Lajoie of Toronto, Canada, replaced the carpet in her condo with hardwood floors. A nice upgrade for her home, but a nightmare for her 14-year-old rescue dog, Leia.
“She was slipping and sliding and not getting the hang of the floors at all,” Geroni-Lajoie told The Dodo. “I was worried she was going to sprain something, being so old and wobbly already.”
To help the senior Pug get around, Geroni-Lajoie gave her little socks with non-skid bottoms to wear. The simple solution has turned Leia into a new dog — a Super Dog!
“She went from being fairly immobile and fearful to walk across the floor to trundling around with a lot of confidence just by putting on her socks,” Geroni-Lajoie told The Dodo. “She helps put them on. She knows they help her.”
Leia may not be faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but her infectious smile can surely save you from the Monday blues.