Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Amazing Technicolor Dog Coat

I made the mistake of saying to Chris “I think Dory needs a winter coat.”

New England weather is notorious for being nice one minute and freezing the next. Sun, turns into rain, which then morphs into a blizzard – I’ve seen it happen. So with this in the back of my mind I noticed while brushing Dory she doesn’t have what I call an under coat. Don’t get me wrong she has a beautiful coat of shiny black fur, but some dogs also have this dense under coat that really protects them from the elements – Dory is just not one of those.

So I’m starting to worry about the undercoat thing then I notice that she seems to be seeking snuggly spots a bit more now that the temps are dropping and of course this leads me to ponder – does Dory need a doggie coat??

Well when I finally said it out loud Chris gave me the look of death. He indicated that no self-respecting Lab or Lab-mix would ever be caught dead in a “fru-fru” coat.

I have tried to convince him that it wouldn’t be as bad as he thinks!! I had no intention of something over the top, just something functional and feminine. (He scoffed at the feminine part of that discussion)

So of course, I have now spent hours looking at every sort of dog coat imaginable. There are so many choices, I fully believe dog coats must be a key factor in our global economy.

The coats range from silly to sweet, fancy to utilitarian, fleece to neoprene. I have no idea what I am going to do or what type of coat I should get, but as a doting doggie parent you bet your bottom dollar I will make sure Dory is warm and toasty once the snow flies!


kingsley said...

Hi liza and dory..

just wanted to let you know that i've gotten your christmas card. thank you so much.

And a coat? yes!!.. 1 have one too.. but it's a rain coat.. you prob can justify it further by saying that the coat will keep the fur from getting wet and dirtying the house too! :P


Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Hey there Liza and Dory,

your card arrived today, thanks so much! I hope my one to you arrives soon.

That duck looked delicious. I hope the lab got 'im in the end.

I never wear a coat. Ma says I already have one, why would I need one more.

But then we don't have snow. If we did, the story might be different.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

MJ's doghouse said...

Dont worry dad said if i get a coat I will have to walk myself...he wont walk with any lab mix with a coat on...which is good..cuz i love jumping in the water or rolling around in the snow unless the coat is v ery versatile i dont think i would like it...also..i would like to thankyou for my christmas shoul dget mine soon...bye for now

Boo said...

hey dory & liza,

i got your card today. thank you very much!

i got a raincoat made by butchy & snickers' mom recently. Check it out at my blog.

wet wet licks


Oscar said...

Hi! Thanks for vising my blog. You should tell your Daddy that dog coats are good for you. They'll make it more pleasant for you to be outside when the weather is cold. Mommy bought me a sweater, and I don't necessarily like wearing it because it is so long, but it keeps me warm, and I can stay outside longer. But I'm also a boy so Daddy doesn't have to deal with girly "fru-fru" things.

Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

Dear Liza and Dory

Thank you for your Christmas card.

No coat for me - too hot all year round

Have a great Christmas and a Bullish year

Scuba, the Bull(ish) Terrier