Rusty and I are both vertically challenged.
For me, historically this has meant climbing to reach top shelves, the ability to ride the kiddie lesson ponies, and being dwarfed by one side of my family.
For Rusty, it means he can surprise people with just how fast he can run, but when he swims out too far his short legs stop keeping him afloat. He turns back to shore as soon as this happens, but I still have to meet him halfway or he starts taking on water.
I never thought I would need to buy a dog life jacket since we don’t go boating, but we agreed that it was a necessity. Unfortunately, we needed a life jacket for Rusty more quickly than Amazon could deliver.
We see dogs wearing life jackets every so often, but didn’t realize just how popular they are. At 1 pm on truck day at the pet store, there were no life jackets in stock. Thankfully, my family searched several stores that carry pet supplies and managed to nab one!
Rusty has only tested it out in the ocean, where he doesn’t go out quite as deep, but I’m sure he’ll learn to love it!