It happens every winter

When the weather turns cool (it gets a degree above freezing during the night), my cracked-paw thing comes up. The pads in my feet get cracks and I start limping. They put “Bag Balm” which is used for cow udders in my affected paw and put a stocking over it and wrap it in a “bootie”. This makes me look ridiculous, but at least I can walk around without limping too much but I’m not going to enter any marathons. In the summer it goes away. The first one of the season is on my hind left right now. I’m waiting for warmer weather-like the middle of February-and it will go away.

SAM_0292SAM_0293The worst part of it is that They call me “Klompie”. They sure know how to hurt a girl.

That’s all for now. “Klompie”, my foot.


About Kismet

I'm a 13 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

32 comments on “It happens every winter

  1. OMD! You poor thing. Klompie, I’m sure you’ll gets use to it by the ends of next month! BOL I’m sorry gurl, I should be more ‘sensitive’ to your predictament. At least your peeps didn’t like post pics to the interwebs about it…..oh, sorry…
    Okays, seriously, I hopes your paws make it through the cold weathers!

  2. I can’t wait until it’s a little warmer. My feet make it through but my dignity doesn’t.

  3. Cool…. you’re wearing Arctic booties! I see an Iditarod run in your future? Wear them with pride.

  4. Bummer, hope you feel better soon!

  5. I think your foot looks just fine. I like the bootie and think it’s good of you to keep it on and not try and get it off so your paw heals. Poor girl. Give them the sad eyes and get yourself some extra treats.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  6. Why you must have very sensitive paws, thank goodness you don’t live in the artic. Even if you have to wear booties I still think you look fashionable.
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. *BOL* Kaci you are funny…and brave!

    Well Kyla…if I weren’t woo-ing Finn we could make quite the interesting couple at the Mayor’s ball with my shaved snout and your stockinged paw.

    Wally (& Sammy)

  8. Those Humoms are so cruel, just remember sticks and stones, may break my bones but names will never hurt me! Roll on the warmer weather 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie
    Pe-es Kaci,you better watch it..BOL x

  9. You poor thing – that sounds just horrible and then they go giving you silly nicknames – tut tut to them.

  10. I hope we will have middle of februar soon and you are well again. That’s not nice of your humans… for me you are always the beautiful Scotty-Lady, no matter if you wear a bootie – you are a beauty.

  11. Well, Klompie, you and my peep are one in the same. She’s got Bag Balm on Her hands right now!!!! Who knew?

  12. Oh you poor thing! but you wear the booties well:-)

  13. Plus I bet that She wears booties when She goes out in public.

  14. i have to do that in early fall because i lick my paw-paws till they are raw. sigh.


  15. So, sorry for being late, Dad made us quit early yesterday. So you getting ready for the “Bootie” call.

    Your Pals
    Susie & bites

  16. Shake your bootie has a new meaning.

  17. Poor fella.
    Retaliation, that’s my advise, show them who is the boss.

  18. Ow! That sounds very painful and not much fun. I’ve had a problem in the past where my toenails have fallen out which was painful, but they didn’t put me in booties. I agree with the red comment, or you could go black, very slimming and from a distance – who’d know?

  19. It looks…. cute?

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