"She went from being fairly immobile and fearful to walk across the floor to trundling around with a lot of confidence just by putting on her socks," Geroni-Lajoie explains. "She helps put them on. She knows they help her."
While there's a flight of imagination in every pair of socks, Leia's need for them is grounded in reality. The floors of her Toronto, Canada, home can be tough to hold onto for an old pug.
"Last fall we ripped out our carpets in our condo and installed the wood flooring and found that she was slipping and sliding and not getting the hang of the floors at all," Geroni-Lajoie says. "I was worried she was going to sprain something, being so old and wobbly already."