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Toronto has just declared an Extreme Cold Weather Alert – which basically means its going to be damn cold, not including windchill.  This does not bode well for our canine friends, particularly the skinny ones with no hair on their undersides.  Canines just like Timmy.

Last winter, while I really enjoyed his Chilly Dogs coat (you can read about that here), I couldn’t get over the notion that his little (big) ears must get pretty cold!  We had fashioned a little hood for him out of a tube sock, by cutting the end off, and sliding his head through.  This kept the ears pressed to the head, and hopefully warm.  But he hated it, and it looked rediculous.

Well, lo and behold, while perusing Etsytoday, I found the solution!  Now, if you aren’t familiar with the site, Etsy is basically a crafter’s paradise.  It’s a site where people can post their handmade items for sale to the general public.  They’ve got everything from jewelery to furniture, to clothing, soaps, knitting patterns and more.  Much, much more.  Etsy must have been made by the devil, because you could literally spend all day on it, not to mention thousands of dollars.

In any case, I came across this coat:

It’s made by VoyagersK9Apparel, out of Deerfield, Michigan.  Notice the handy ear covers?!  When you place your order they also ask for extensive measurements, so that this coat will fit like the proverbial glove!  They even provide a YouTube link so you can make sure you take your measurements perfectly.  Its not just for little dogs either.  You can get your Boxer, Doberman, Boston Terrier and Greyhound fitted, and all other breeds as custom orders.  Fingers crossed this is the solution to our winter problems!


Finally…a Coat!
November 14, 2009, 5:47 pm
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Well it took me long enough, but I finally found Tim a winter coat.  See, the trouble is that he is so long and skinny, nothing would fit!  Regular dog stuff didnt cover the last 1/2 of his back, and Dachshund clothing was too tight in the chest!  We loved the coats by Elanor, they are made from recycled fabric and were very cute, but we just couldn’t find the right fit.  Finally, someone facing the same dilemma at the dog park put me onto a brand called Chilly Dogs.  This is a Canadian company who also feature clothing made for long and lean dogs like Whippets, Salukis and Italian Greyhounds.  I was able to head down to my local Timmy Doggie Outfitters and get him one that day.  What is great is that the whole coat is fleece lined, waterproof, reflective, and completely adjustable.  It keeps his chest, neck, head, back and bum nice and cosy.  The price?  Well.  Embarrassing, to say the least.  But poor Timmy just couldn’t deal anymore with this chilly weather!

Timmy the warm doggie!

And this picture is proof that little Tim just loves his new coat!