Dog Stuff

New Year, New Harness

Shiny new harness

First of all, Happy New Year everybody. I hope it will be a pawesome year for all of us, with lots of happiness, joy, health and luck. Well, a new year always is a good point to try out new things. A fresh start kinda. We where running with the harness from Julius K 9 for year but right at the start my dog trainer warned me that those harnesses are not healthy at all. I, stubborn as I am, didn’t want to believe her but now I have to admit, she was right. Don’t get me wrong now, material and manufacturing wise they are top notch, practically indestructible. You even can wash them and they look like new again. The problem is the way it sits on the dog, especially around the shoulders. It is like one of these shoes that look very shiny but it’s impossible to walk in. It just kills your feet. So it was time to try out something new and our first pick is the one you see here. It fits much better and it does not affect her walking in any way. I could see it right from the start, she was walking different already. I like the look very much and the cherry on top is that you can decorate it with patches. At this point I can’t tell anything about the overall quality. Sure, it is very sturdy but still very light (the old one was quite heavy) but only time will tell how long it will actually last. We’ll see.

Have a pawesome weekend everybody, stay healthy and safe.

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Snuggle Stuff

Dog Blanky

There was this very small remaining stock of summer yarn, really not enough for anything, but I had to turn it into something. So it became a small dog blanky. The pattern comes from a tutorial here. Very simple, very fun and perfect for everything snuggly. Now I just need to find the matching doggo to give it to. Have a pawesome day, stay healthy and be safe out there. ❤

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One Treato per Day!

Advents Calendar for Dogs

I have no idea if the tradition of Advents Calendar is just a German thing or if it is known in other countries too. It’s a very nice tradition but it somewhat exploded on us over the years. When I was a kid, like a half century ago, there was just one kind of Advents Calendar. A small piece of chocolate for every day. Every day, from Dec. 01th to Dec. 24th, the kids could open one of the tiny doors and get a piece of that chocolate. It was the most yummi chocolate ever. I think they used a special recipe for that chocolate because no other chocolate would taste like that. Then 20 years later, Ferrero, the guys who made the Kinder Chocolate brand, came up with the Ü-Ei Calendar (I know those Ü-Eggs are forbidden in the States due to the tiny toys and collectibles in them) and from there it didn’t took long till other companies followed. Nowadays you get Advents Calendars for just everybody and with just everything. There are calendars for humans, cats, dogs, for kids and adults, with candies, toys, nail polish, tea, spices, cosmetics, treatos and even with toys for adults (this is the part where it exploded I think).

Ami gets this Advents Calendar since she is with me and she loves it. There is a different treat for every day, 24 days long. Today it was a organic beef chew stick. Tomorrow it will be something different. This is a nice way to make these special days special for our fur babies too. And pawrents know how it works, if your doggo is happy, you are happy too. ❤ Have a pawesome day, stay healthy and be safe out there.

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Light!

Proper Dog Light

I’m sure you know these so called light collars for dogs that are supposed to give some traffic safety when you do walkies in the dark. We tried a lot of them and they all where plain garbage. Seriously, no kidding. They just glow at best, they are always outta power and they all broke within one week. I refuse to spend money for crap like that. Money that is better spend on treatos anyway, right? On the other hand, when you live in a city with lots of traffic, especially bikes (here pedestrians and cyclists share one walkway), you just need some light when walking in the dark, else they would just run you over. And well, the traffic just appreciates it when you are clearly visible. So what to do? Actually the solution was easy and I’m kinda mad that I wasted so much money on those garbage collars (instead on treatos).

Jogger Head Light

You sure know those little head lights for joggers. Those are perfect. The band itself is soft, you can adjust the size and in most cases flexible hence it fits perfectly around your dogs neck and you do not need to fumble around with some wobbly fastener. You just slip it over the head. Most are USB rechargeable, so no need for batteries. But the best thing is, as you can see above, finally a proper light. Ami seems to love it a lot since she now can see the ground in front of her. This one already lasted 3 weeks longer than any of these stupid collars and all this just for 10 Euros. I’m sure it will shine for us the entire dark season. Have a pawesome day, stay healthy and be safe out there.