Pet paws: What in the Sam Hale?

Sam the Labrodoodle
Sam the Labrodoodle

Sam the Labrodoodle has yet to meet a mountain he can’t conquer. His parents, Margaret and Seth Hale, love taking him to Colorado to rumble through the Rockies. But on his first ascent, the snow damaged his paws, and his thin hair turned his bark into a brrrr. The Hales couldn’t stand leaving Sam behind on their frequent adventures, so they outfitted their fuzzy friend with shoes, a jacket and “doggles” for good measure. The happy family skied up (yes, up) a mountain on their last trip, and in his exuberance, Sam ran right out of his shoes on the way back down. Sam is as athletic as he is charismatic, just like his spirit animal, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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