Bringing Home Puppy

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!


Brr it’s cold out there!
September 30, 2009, 10:23 am
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When we first applied to get Timmy, our breeder said that due to his super short coat, we would end up spending more money on clothes for him than we would for ourselves.  I didn’t realize how true that would become!  We have resisted dressing him up thus far.  Well, the lifejacket doesnt count…really.

But now that fall is seriously upon us, poor little Timmy just shakes and shivers when we are out on our walks.  We are going to have to get him a sweater and likely a jacket too!  I popped into our local place, Timmy Doggie Outfitters, and they had some seriously cute stuff.  And it was outrageous!  $85 for a DOG JACKET?!  Are you serious?!  In talking with my new friends at the dog park, I have learned there is a great dog store at Vaughan Mills that sells the same clothes as Timmie’s, but much, much cheaper.  So maybe we’ll try that.  Or I’ll take a risk and check out whats available online.

Any tips would be helpful!  (PS – I can’t knit or sew, so don’t suggest I make anything myself!  Lol)