Talk about cabin fever. I know I’m echoing the sentiments of almost everyone in Northeast Ohio, but I am done with winter! I set out to do some winter running and I’ve been having a heck of a time (when you are hoping for it to be in the upper 20s, something is wrong). After being snowed in again this weekend, I took it to my sewing machine. I hemmed several pairs of pants, patched holes in a few shirts and make some old dish towels into “dog paw wiping rags” for the back door.
Homemade Doggy Sweater
I also had a small sweater I purchased in the children’s department at Goodwill a few months ago. I wanted to try my hand at turning it into a homemade doggy sweater for Lulu. Overall I was pleased with this DIY project on the fly. I fitted her several times as I sewed it. It was really a casual project. No real plans, just tried to figure it out as I went. Lulu seemed to have mixed feelings with the sweater, trying to shake it off at first, later becoming comfy in it and curling up for a nap.
Then on Sunday she caught her homemade doggy sweater on the back door as she was coming in from a potty break and snagged it. Figures! So I need to patch up her day old sweater already. I had to laugh because she has a history of ruining her own things. Chewing on her bed, chewing on her leash, chewing on her jacket. Chewing on actual dog toys? Hardly ever! I secretly think she’s just on a mission to destroy all of her clothing and accessories.
Have you tried putting clothing on your pets? Depending on the breed of your dog, winter clothing might actually help your pet. Not every dog was bred to be living in the same environment in which they now may live. Lulu does pretty well with the cold, although only when her fur is on the longer side.