Bundle Up Your Canine Companions


bundle1Many times, we assume that our furry kids can deal with a cold climate like the one we get here in Maryland, but that is not true.  Our furry kids, just like us, do get cold and we must make sure that they are  properly attire to withstand cold weather.  Alex, in the above picture, is wearing a jacket, but since she gets cold very easy nowadays I am adding a sweater to that jacket when we go out.

bundle2Some dogs like Alex and Dexter with short hair need to be protected from the cold even when they are home.  Depending on how cold the day is, I make Alex and Bella wear a sweater.  Puppies and senior dogs are more sensitive to extreme weather than young, healthy dogs.

bundle3With that being said, please make sure that your canine companions have a comfortable bed that includes at least one blanket, and when venturing outside a sweater and jacket would be nice.  Of course, do not forget to bundle up yourself.

13 responses to “Bundle Up Your Canine Companions

  1. Our one doxie always comes over to us after he is out in the cold to rub his little cold ears to get them warm and then lays on his blankie until we tug him in!! It is so cute. The other two are like, ok we are in and then burrow themselves in, in their favorite spots. From now until spring all we will see are their little noses from out of their blankies!! 😉 . We tried little jackets but they will not wear them no matter what we tried.

    • Lol. That is so adorable. I boarded a beautiful doxie years ago during winter time, and she did walk with me, but once at home she would burrow under her blankets, but she was always game for a walk. They don’t like jackets? My Alex, a 12 1/2 year old pit mix, does not like jackets, shirts, or sweaters even though I’ve been making her wear them, yes, I am mom and she will wear them, since she was about 6 months old. Bella, my 4 year old pit mix, on the other hand, seems to enjoy getting dressed up.

      • I hold Warren’s sweater down near him. If he doesn’t want it he’ll turn his head away, but if he wants it he will very patiently (according to his dog eyes) let me put it on. Is cute, if I say so myself.

      • At least your Warren only turns his head away. My Alex, and I am not kidding, walks very fast away from me, therefore I have to be fast and not let her see what I am holding in my hands.

      • we should have made them wear them but we caved in – but they do know when to come in and get pampered with warm towels and blankies!! Actually I do believe they have us trained better than we have them trained!! lol

      • Lol. You are so right. That is what my girlfriend told me more than a few times, “They have you well trained.” I agree:-)

      • 😀 we gotta love them!!

  2. Being in the midst of he 2014 Polar Vortex, I totally agree. Despite wanting to go for full on daily walks, I know it’s just not safe for Sam even with a coat and boats. And he seems most grateful to come back in the house quickly, as am I! 🙂

    • Yes, if you pay attention to your furry kid’s body language you’ll see that although he enjoys walking with you when it gets really cold he’d be happy to go home. I try to do my walks, Winter time, after 7:30am and my evening walks between 4-6pm.

  3. The more covers, the better as far as my two are concerned.

  4. I agree with you, short fur is very practical but when it gets cold outside we are in trouble :o)

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