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Guest Post: Chilly Dog

February 22, 2012

I met Heather my first year of college at Vanderbilt… we lived on the same freshman hall, and then we lived together again sophomore year in a house with 10 single rooms, 1 kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. (What a year with 10 women!) We affectionately called her “Heat” in college because of her awesome personality and great laugh. Heather has gone on to do amazing things, including attend Harvard Law School and work for a law firm in D.C. I have enjoyed keeping in touch with her and most recently got to meet her kind husband Joon when they visited Nashville in August. I’m so glad we’ve stayed in touch… I just wish Lucy and Sunny could meet and be besties!

Hi, Schmate Readers!

My name is Heather, and I am so excited to share my first ever blog post. But first, an introduction. Here we are:

That’s me, my husband, Joon, and our beloved pug, Sunny. Sunny is completely spoiled. She sleeps with us (she is a great cuddler). She eats grain-free dog food (she has a sensitive tummy). She has health insurance (vet bills are expensive). And she absolutely HATES to be outside when it’s too cold or too hot. For the past couple of months, I have been on the hunt for the perfect outerwear for my pampered pooch.

Sunny doesn’t like to wear clothes, so I set out scouring the internet for a vest that would be warm, but not too constricting. Sounds easy, right?! Not really. Pugs have broad chests, making them very hard to fit. And, like a lot of small dogs, Sunny wears a harness rather than a traditional dog collar. So, I needed a vest with an opening in the middle of her back rather than up at the neck.

Here are the results of my search:

If are a pet-owner and haven’t seen this site, do yourself a favor and check it out. It has food, toys, bedding, and of course, clothes! I am a fan of this vest in particular:

Fab Dog Bone Reversible Vest

I love that it is reversible and that it gives your pup plenty of room to move their arms and legs. It has a hole for a leash, but from the looks of it, a collar would work better than a harness.

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Hands N’ Paws

This site focuses primarily on clothing and has an “all-in-one” harness coat. The leash hooks directly onto the coat.

Winter Furry Harness

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Richard’s Harness Coat

This site specializes in the “harness coat” combination. This style is particularly colorful.

Richard’s Harness Coat

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Scooter’s Friends

I’ve heard about Scooter’s Friends, but hadn’t tried any of their products. This vest was the clear winner for us: it has a hole for the harness, it is both warm and waterproof, and it comes in pink.

Puffy Coat

Despite the hefty price tag, this is the one we purchased for Sunny. She loves it (sorta)!

Now, we just have to wait for it to finally get cold!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2012 5:17 pm

    Hi Heather (and Kate!) –

    Love the review on pup wear. Ours are terribly spoiled and will probably be getting some new duds thanks to this blog post. Ramble and Sunny sound quite alike – in fact, he’s been known to not go outside to do his business when it’s even just raining outside!

    Great guest post!


  2. Heat permalink
    February 23, 2012 8:52 am

    I feel like a famous person right now. Seriously.

  3. Joon permalink
    February 23, 2012 10:17 am

    Good job boo!

  4. Sri permalink
    February 23, 2012 5:03 pm

    Pretty excited about the use of “boo” in this thread.

    And you ARE a famous person, Heat.

  5. Stu permalink
    February 23, 2012 5:04 pm

    Apparently can’t type on phone. “Sri” is me.


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