Weenie Wednesday: Conrad’s Sweaters: A Retrospective

Sweater weather looms distantly in the future here — usually shows up around Halloween? I have posted things like this before, but who’s gonna stop me now? Conrad models sweaters so perfectly and professionally (kind of). I like to review his wardrobe periodically to give away stuff that doesn’t fit his ever-plumping weenie bod and see what new things I can add. So here’s some of what he has donned in the past!

lurkerThe skull sweater is my current fave.

skullHe also has a scarf in this season’s hot color, merlot …

scarfHow do I manage to not feed him all the cookies?!?!?

bluestripeblueandgreenmooseyscarletandtanrainbowsweaterI think we did have to give away the marled technicolor sweater because Conrad got too swole.

momsweaterturqandgreySo next I’m perusing the Chilly Dog sweaters to see which one I might get Conrad for the holidays. I’m thinking either this one or this one. Or both.

Weenie Wednesday: Chilly Dog Sweaters

Conrad has a lot of sweaters. People remark that Conrad has more sweaters than they do. While he has sweaters in a variety of different brands and materials, my favorites and his are definitely Chilly Dog Sweaters. I stumbled upon the brand via Amazon, but you can check out their website! Seriously, read the About Us section if you need a little warm & fuzzy consumer pick-me-up.

monkeyhoodieTheir sweaters are 100% wool, which keeps Conrad quite warm on our walks when it’s chilly out. I love them, and I will definitely be buying Conrad more! They are extremely well-made, durable, washable, and beautiful! Also, so stinkin’ cute, with little ears or antlers on the hoodies. And long enough for dachshunds! Total plus in my book, as his other sweaters are pretty short on him and leave his butt cold.

rainbowfall

This one isn’t on the website, but I am 95% sure it is a Chilly Dog Sweater. Probably should have double-checked the tag before writing about it!

If your dogs need sweaters, I strongly and cheerfully suggest trying the Chilly Dog Sweaters.

mooseysweaterAlso, I would like to mention that I think my dog is extremely photogenic. In case anybody needs a dog model or anything.

exoticSuch pathos!

paintingI want a painting of this picture. It is such a freaking painting. Look at the balanced composition! The chiaroscuro reminiscent of Caravaggio! The subject so timeless and enduring, so expressive! Somebody immortalize this pup in oil on canvas!

Okay, I’m done. Stay warm out there, friends, ponies, and pups!

Full disclosure: I have bought or been gifted via friends all of Conrad’s sweaters and I write about Chilly Dog Sweaters totally of my own accord. It’s a great brand with a great product, and I just wanted to share, as many of you have complimented Conrad’s sweaters whenever he’s wearing the Chilly Dog ones.

 

Cold Holidays, Warm Sweaters

starlightChristmas, come back! I need more time off to recover from time off.

lensflareweenieOver the break from the M-F grind, I rode when the weather wasn’t rotten, and for one ride it was rotten. I took Conrad out on walks, too, also when the weather wasn’t rotten. Lots of damp and blustery days over the long weekend that otherwise might have kept me inside, left me a bit tired, and also I have a cold that has settled into a lovely chest cough.

diggingBut Christmas was ever so enjoyable, and I got lots of cool stuff, including some books–maybe a few of which I might review.

booksI tried to have a lesson on Saturday, but north wind blowing rain into my face and Eli’s pretty much convinced me to call it quits. Eli was totally game, and wanting to play and maybe even go for a bracing gallop, but I just wanted to curl up with a hot toddy.

suchafaceIt rained even more on Sunday, and I thought for sure I’d be hand walking, but the footing held up, so I got in one last vacation ride, and jumped a few jumps just to make sure Eli didn’t forget his job. He may have thrown in a few dolphin leaps instead of canter strides, but if we get to the jump, he jumps. He seems to enjoy the cold, at least for a while. I’m going to ride tonight, too, because the weather looks to be taking a downhill turn starting on Wednesday.

windywalkI’m over winter at this point, but it’s still just December.

thinkingI think I have finally settled on a breastplate & running martingale set up that I like, after trying, oh, about 7 different ways. So I may have some breastplates with running attachments for sale soon… I can’t decide if I want to keep them as back-ups, at least until I get a new saddle, because I may like a different set up with a different saddle.

doneridingI hope everyone had a fantastic holiday! On to the Internet window shopping of all the sales!