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Fair weather walkers

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Mad Murphy, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Do you get a lot of them?
    We do , they are easy to spot, they have the wrong footwear , thinking that as it hasnt rained for two days the woods will be dry so they come out in trainers or worse, sandels ! So then they try to pick their way round the woods avoiding the muddy bits. Their dogs are totally out of control working off all the pent up energy they havent been able to get rid of all winter and you can hear the owners screaming because their nice trainers/sandels are covered in mud or theyve stepped in somthing squishy or they are screaming at the dog who is bouncing around like a stray rocket crashing into everyone,
    causing fights being a general pain.
    I want to shout at them ..Just because its cold or wet doesnt mean your dog doesnt need to walk.. Having a dog means getting wet and or muddy because rain or shine they need to get out.

    There are so many that we see in spring/summer but come winter they vanish. Sometimes pups youve see all summer vanish never to be seen again because the reality of having a dog in winter is too much for some to bear. Although I love springtime I dread the fair weather walkers.
     
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    I can't say I have noticed that here. Maybe it's to do with fair weather only occurring here approximately five times per year, in two-hour bursts. We live in waterproofs!
     
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    I have several usual routes I take, and we go out in all weathers. This morning for example was hammering it down :mad: I usually see the usual suspects when I'm out and about, but there are certainly more dogs out in the summer. I'm in two minds about footwear - we wear walking boots, although mine are on their last legs (no pun intended!) and are about as waterproof as tissue paper, someone I know wears trainers in all kinds of deep mud which is fine (remember trainers cover a wide variety of footwear, including specialist stuff, so what you're seeing may be specific for the conditions) as when he gets home, it all gets washed down ready for the next trip. I would suppose sandals meet the same purpose, but if in woodland, it's boots all round for me. Don't get me started on Crocs....!
     
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    I love my Crocs...:rolleyes: runs and hides ...:D:D
     
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    Can't get better for visiting campsite shower blocks!
     
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    Hehe :D that’s just what I use them for ! I’m owning up to having two pairs as well! And I don’t care who knows it! :D:D
     
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    The only downside is if you’re on a hardstanding and you get a bit of stone in then it’s quite painful :eek:
     
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    Wellies, waterproof trousers and jacket is the usual attire around here! There are certainly more walkers at weekends than during the week but I have such an erratic walking routine myself that I don't expect to see the same dogs regularly. I mix and match the routes and the start time but we're out for 2-3 hours rain or shine every day! Having picked an intelligent working breed who needs both the physical exercise and the mental stimulation of a good walk I really have no choice.
     
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    I'm a secret croc owner too :eek::eek::eek: but usually I just wear them in the garden. I have on a few occasions been brave enough to wear them out on a dog walk....
     
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  10. Mayblossom

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    Is there a meeting we could go to called Crocs Anonymous? :D:D I’ve worn mine dog walking too ! And it wasn’t even dark when I went out ;)
     
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    :eek: Shameless! :oops: How could U?...


    I only wear mine in the privacy of my home, with the blinds down & curtains drawn - for the shared shower-&-bathroom.
    [I daren't wear them on the steps, as the steps have pie-treads, & they're a full size too big - i bought them used, at GoodWill. :D ]
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    I will own a pair of crocs over my dead body......... High heels rule OK (except when dog walking!)
     
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    Oh, I miss heels. I used to have a pair of incredible heels that I couldn't walk a step in. I used to wear them at my desk, visible to anyone that came to my office, but had to change to go to the loo! My ankles and calves have lost strength over the last couple of years to the degree I cannot wear heels now. We have a wedding in July and I am going to have to retrain myself to heels (don't worry, I won't wear crocs!)
     
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    crocs anonymous :D:D:D:D:D I think I need to go!

    Oh always heels on a night out....although the heel has gotten smaller and smaller over the years!
     
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    these wouldn't do for a July wedding, but mink-cuffed Crocs are quite eye-catching -

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    ... & these are quite nice, in either gold or silver:

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    If U can wear thin-soled flats, a nice ballet-style might work. :) Do U mean to dance at the reception, or just watch?
    If U'll be sitting, comfort & safety are less of a worry, but if U want to dance, a nice flat or a low pump-heel, not a spike, might be perfect.
    A platform under the forefoot makes any heel much-more comfortable, & more stable when moving. A 3-inch heel with a 1-inch platform means U only have 2-inches of rise. ;)

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    last but not least,

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    those have a lace pattern embossed on the upper.

    Most makers of "event shoes" have a whole line of dye-to-match shoes, & can find a platform sole with a pump heel to suit U comfortably & stylishly, then make it match Ur dress or purse for the occasion. :)

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    also to add: Peep-toe heels are always more comfy than closed-toe, as Ur forefoot has room to expand.
    ;)

    when i was a cocktail waitress, i sometimes worked 7 to 8 hours or more in heels without a break, & U need to consider these things for the long haul - I was not about to cripple myself with long-term damage to my feet, for an extra dollar tip. :rolleyes:

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    Oh my gosh my friend would love those fluffy crocs!! :D:D:D
     
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    I can't walk in Crocs. And they make me look like Pinocchio :D Though I can't walk in heels, either, which is annoying when you're my height :mad: It doesn't help that I have duck's feet, with wide toes and narrow heels, so in your standard 'posh shoe' my middle toe is in agony because a good proportion of my weight is pressing onto it, and meanwhile my heels are slipping out on every step.

    I like a shoe that does up nice and tight. I LOVE my walking boots, but can't walk in wellies or long boots as that upsets my shoulders. But they're easily upset.

    Oh, and if a shoe doesn't fit absolutely perfectly, I can develop a blister in about 200 metres. I'm a sensitive flower;)
     
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  20. Mayblossom

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    So barefoot it is then ! :D:D
     
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