Weenie Wednesday: I am that dog mom …

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.)

Weenie Wednesday

Conrad actually wore a sweater.

Because it is actually cold! I am dragging Eli’s blanket out to the barn tonight, too. He may be fluffy, but he ain’t *that* fluffy.

Conrad is enjoying blanket weather as long as he’s under the blanket.

He is also very strict about making me massage his ears.

Weenie Wednesday: Almost Time for a Sweater?

Conrad hasn’t worn any of his wool sweaters this year … yet.

It just hasn’t been that cold on any morning when we go on the longer walks.

Cold enough for a fuzzy harness and sweatshirt but wool would have been a bit much

I have worn some light sweaters but anything cashmere hasn’t made it out of my closet yet this season.

We didn’t even need a sweater last time we went on a longer walk last weekend.

I hate to ask for partly cloudy and 47F because that will turn into 27F and ice. But at this point … I’m asking.

Weenie Wednesday: Alarm Clock

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 …

Weenie Wednesday: Expressions

Conrad makes a lot of faces. All of which are cute.

does this face say skepticism?

 

oh. no, that would be this face

 

hopeful for food

 

may have just gotten food but still expecting additional food

 

vigilant face reserved for squirrels

 

concern over jogger

 

this is his mad face because he hates nail trims

 

 

 

 

 

Weenie Wednesday: Voyager Dog Harness Review

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!

 

Weenie Wednesday: Weekday Walk

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!

Weenie Wednesday: Too Sleepy

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.