We now interrupt this regularly scheduled season for a word from old man Winter....
Yep. I spoke too soon.
So much for Spring - this is what we woke up to this morning!
The daffodils and crocuses are now covered with snow!!
Can you believe it? After the "Sure Signs of Spring" post I just did yesterday? Really????
This gives new meaning to the to "Spring Break"...
Poor Gus... And the other little froggies must be peep-cicles now!!
OK, I will personally take the blame for all the misery caused to the Midwest. My enthusiasm for Spring certainly jinxed us and caused undue stress, angst, and general dissappointment for so many... *sigh*
Buck up campers, it won't stick around long!
Well, one good thing about the cold snap is that Brutus got to test drive some new outerwear that just arrived on our doorstep. Remember the post I did a few months ago about the great little boots we found? They are called Pawz, and are ingenious little booties that let Brutus walk comfortably even in the snowy, salty streets (click here to see the original post). Guess we have to get them out one more time...
Well, it turns out that the Pawz folks also have another ingenious product: the "1Z coat".
This is a really sleek dog coat that has a harness built right into the structure of the garment. The little carabiner on the back is where you can attach a leash, so there's no need to struggle getting a separate harness on under/over/around the coat. It's made from a really nice light fabric that's waterproof, and windproof, and insulated to keep your little buddy from getting chilly.
I think it will be a great coat for walks, because it's lightweight - don't want to get Brute too bundled up or he could actually overheat. Thanks to the streamlined/fitted design, the 1Z coat it stays put and doesn't have a lot of extra bulk to get in the way when the dog moves around.
The coat completely covers his chest & belly - where Brutus has the least insulation and also tends to get the most grimy, as many low-rider breeds do. Yet it leaves his "important" parts unobstructed should Brutus feel the need to water any nearby bushes or clumps of grass.
Not the most gentlemanly pose, but you get the idea!
Click here to visit the Pawz/1z website to find out more about their nifty products.
As much as I like the new coat, I really (really, really) hope this is the last time Brutus needs it before next winter! I'm seriously ready to put all our coats and sweaters away for good!
What happened to our yard, mom?? It was just here last night!
I speak for myself, the boys and probably all the Midwest when I say "No more Spring breaks - just constant Spring from now on, please!"
I love the 1Z and all, but can we go in now?
My lips are getting frozen in funny positions...