Walk This Way

Happy Dogs on Thursday to ya!   Today’s post is all about Gretchen Greer and her new harness.  You see, she suddenly began pulling a few weeks ago, after a “lifetime” (short as it is) of walking like a perfect young lady.

The other two harnesses she has didn’t help.  Sissy uses a Gentle Walker, but we have to clip it to her collar too, or she can slip out of it.  While searching for the right harness for my wee lass, I read that the Gentle Walker isn’t ideal for long walks, and since that’s what we’re shooting for with both girls, I looked elsewhere.

In part because it came in PANK (that obnoxious, hot pink color that is Gretchen’s signature hue), I purchased this one, the Soft Walking Harness from In the Company of Dogs. 

It’s padded, with a soft, adjustable, webbed belly strap.  The front is not adjustable, and slips rather closely over the head.  Since both of my girls are used to being dressed up, Gretchen couldn’t care less, but Mugsy would have fought this design tooth and nail.  (He didn’t nip, but I’m sure the nail part would have been applied to my skin as he fought it/me off.)

Now, if only the temperature would drop below 90 before dark so that we can test it out with a nice stroll! 

I like the style, and if it suits Gretchie as well as I think it will, I’ll be trying to find something similar for Sissy.  I’ve found a somewhat similar style, but it doesn’t come in a royal purple, so what’s a dogMa to do?!

Don’t you think Sis looks sad and is feeling left out there?  She wants a sporty new harness too…

And please wish our friend Rudy a very happy 1st birthday!

Rudy, greeting Sissy

Rudy, greeting Sissy

Happy birthday, Rudy!!

Happy little friday to the rest of you.

19 comments on “Walk This Way

  1. gaylen says:

    You could buy a white one for Sissy and dye it. Big fun right? We walked last night in weather that was way to hot to have fur coats on in. g

  2. Sue says:

    She looks great in her new harness. I like the way it fits. It looks secure but not like it’s pulling anywhere. I’ll keep my eyes open in my many catalogues for a purple one.

  3. Marjie says:

    The webbed design looks like it would be more comfy for her. We don’t walk Thor, since we have plenty of fenced romping room, but on the rare occasion when he leaves the compound, he wears a pony harness. He gets really excited when he sees it; it’s funny to see a house pony dancing in glee!

  4. Tobi says:

    What a cute harness! So girly!

  5. AlisonH says:

    It’s e-fuschia-vely lovely on her.

  6. Dianne says:

    She looks adorable in her new harness, and very sporty. It looks like of like a sports bra!

  7. Kathy says:

    I love the pink harness:). But the Princess does look a little pouty without a lovely harness like her sister’s.
    But that girl can wear clothing like no dog I know..lol

  8. Sue J. says:

    Thanks so much for the link to this harness. It looks ideal, and I am hoping they have one large enough to fit Milo. You cannot believe how he pulls!

  9. Robin in VA says:

    AH – COOL harness!! …and Gretchie, the “pank” is beautiful, brings out your eyes!

    Thanks from Rudy, he’s having a BIG day…playdate with the Bassett’s – Fred & Ellie…toys and toys and treats and treats!! I just wish the girls were here to play!

  10. Dawn says:

    Cool harness….Fuji hates harnesses! She doesn’t move when I put one on her!:) Love the Pank color!:)

  11. This post caused us to drag out Bonnie’s old harness with an toward using it for Sasha. Right now, dad is out walking the girls with it on Misty…I like the softness of yours better. Dang. Now I’ll have to make a trip to the pet store!

  12. Bridget says:

    Happy Birthday Rudy – you are pretty cute!

    Love the harness on Gretchen – you’d better find a purple one soon, or you’ll be in trouble …

  13. anniebananie says:

    Gaylen and I are on the same page – I was going to suggest buying a white one and dyeing it purple for Miss Sissy, because she can’t be left out, you know. I do love Gretchen’s new harness. It actually looks comfortable!

  14. Bubblesknits says:

    Very cute. 🙂 And of course, I’m with the “buy a white one and dye it” group. Give both girls a smooch for me.

  15. nichole says:

    Love the PANK… and really like the looks of that harness. I’m wondering how it would do for the needs-to-have-a-harness-whenever-shes-outside Sophie?? hhmm…
    Happy 1st Rudy!

  16. Anita says:

    I like Gretchie’s new harness. Get one for Sissy in a light color & dye it purple! 🙂

  17. Tuffy says:

    That’s great looking sports harness … poor sissy … maybe you could get her one too!

  18. […] A couple of weeks ago Chan posted about her little gal’s new harnass. I liked what I saw. I followed the online link….I didnt’ like the price…at all! […]

  19. Miss Me says:

    love the pink harness! quite the fashion statement.

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