Conrad ACTUALLY got to wear a sweatshirt on one of our recent walks.
Also I am just going to leave a few other things here…
Thank you Green Paws Photography!
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 …
Conrad makes a lot of faces. All of which are cute.
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!
It’s …. still hot here.
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!
Yes, it’s Thursday. Just go with it!
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.
I am the worst blogger right now. Maybe after the end of the fiscal year I will be better at it?
Conrad is still adorable; Eli is still trotting straight lines. I have 3 4-day weeks in a row starting next week so maybe I will find the time to get a little more detailed about Eli’s progress. I am pleased with it so far, although it is a slow process.
Conrad had his grooming appointment yesterday and now he smells so clean and his fur is so soft.
I have had the last two days off work for a bunch of appointments, including Conrad’s grooming appointment, but we also had Eli’s recheck on Tuesday, so more to come on that topic tomorrow! I am not really looking forward to work tomorrow, but I moved everything I needed to on Monday to the new work (temporary) location, so I don’t have to worry about trying to organize any more moving, at least.