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Saturday, March 13, 2004

The perils of life in the big city: City construction crews are leaving underground live-wire cables exposed, leading to electrified pedestrian walkways. This negligence has led to several canine electrocutions and at least one human death, in New York City.

Interestingly, thanks to rubber-soled footwear, humans tend to be safeguarded against these deadly shocks. But dogs, being barefoot, usually are the bigger risk; and when a pooch in distress gets shocked, his owner will tend to reach down to hold him, and the rest is history.

One way to protect your doggie is to invest in a set of doggie booties. Just be prepared to provide moral support when the other dogs start laughing.