Conrad does indeed have a sweater with “mom” on it. Judge me all you want.
Yes … it’s Thursday, not Wednesday. Eli’s shoe situation is throwing me off kilter just a wee bit. I am hoping to have it all resolved by next week — he should get the right front tacked on today — hopefully a different right front with the dental mold & pads but no bar. I keep forgetting to measure Eli for hoof boots so I set an alarm on my phone to remind me to do that today after work. And while his live-in bell boots are still hanging on, I need a back up pair on hand because the current ones are closer to shredded than not. And I probably need some thin pastern wraps for whenever he may be turned out in hoof boots. Anything else I am not thinking of? (He gets a supplement with biotin in it already.)
I have had a bit of insomnia this week (I’m blaming the stupid grass fire) and didn’t fall asleep last night until much later than usual. I slept through my alarm. Luckily, I have a dachshund alarm clock as back up, and it meant I only overslept for about 10 minutes.
He sleeps basically all day, just so he can wake me up early in the morning …
I know a lot of times on Weenie Wednesday, you see Conrad in a Ruffwear harness. It’s a great harness! But it’s also a $40 dog harness, so not the most economical option. I had been looking around for a good blue harness for Conrad and ran across the Voyager Dog Harness on Amazon. At first I failed to measure Conrad’s girth, thinking it was 17″ and I ordered a medium in this gorgeous blue color. It was too small! I actually measured Conrad and his girth is now 20″. Chonk. I exchanged it for a large, which is super easy to do on Amazon and I got the large basically the next day.
As you can see, the large fits. It’s really a great harness for the price. It’s a step-in harness, which might be a more appropriate choice for nervous dogs that don’t like thinks going over their heads the way the Ruffwear ones do. A step-in harness is easy for everyone involved. It has a velcro closure but on top of that, it has a snap closure with two loops, one on each side of the snap, to hook the leash up to.
So it is a very secure step-in harness. It seems pretty soft, too, and it doesn’t impair Conrad’s movement in any way. For $12.99, this Voyager harness is a great value, and comes in a ton of other colors! I really like the gray or the black with orange binding for Conrad.
You can see the harness has reflective strips, too, for visibility at night. I don’t walk Conrad at night, so no problem there, but it’s a nice feature for those who do walk their furry creatures at night.
AND I just discovered Voyager makes a plush step-in harness. There is a black corduroy one that Conrad obviously needs!
I don’t often walk Conrad very far during the week because of school traffic, morning rush, and me not being a morning person coupled with having to drive to work at some point. However, I had Tuesday and Wednesday off this week!
So we got to walk to the park once all the school traffic evaporated. We had a very enjoyable stroll through the neighborhood park.
I am not sure what Conrad is looking at because his eye level is vastly different from mine. I suspect he is looking for rabbits and squirrels, which reasonably could indeed be found at Conrad’s eye level.
If you peep my social media, you’d have seen a sneak peek from a photo session Conrad had over the weekend. I have another appointment with the photographer in a few weeks to select the photographs and display options. I don’t have anything to share from this experience just yet, but I am really looking forward to seeing her work with Conrad as subject!
Conrad has something pretty exciting coming up on Saturday, and I have a lot of vacation days coming up for the rest of the month. And *maybe* Eli’s recheck next Wednesday will go not too badly? I am ready for some real vacation time! I haven’t had but a few days here and there since work got less crazy (but not because of the relo) and I am most looking forward to being outside more and in a car less and at a desk less.