Happy Dogs on Thursday, little friday, thankful Thursday and almost Montpelier time!
Today’s post is all about the most awesome Good Shepherd Lamb Coat I purchased for Gretchen last weekend. I am tee-totally blown away by this coat. Firstly, it’s so well made I’m at a loss for words.
Just look at those seams! I don’t sew as you all know, but I do recognize quality when I see it. These coats are machine wash/dry, and are made to last for years. Their originated as little lamb jackets, to be work in barns, outdoors, etc., so you know they’ll hold up to Gretchen prancing around the yard.
You can visit their website for all the details, but these coats are made from salvaged wool blankets and are hand stitched. You can also arrange for a custom order, and after the last few days of rain with poor Sis wearing her all-weather coat, the Knight has agreed that Gretchen needs one more, and Sis needs one of her own too.
They’re lightweight and yet, being thoroughly felted wool, you know they’re plenty warm too. I think Sissy might not hate a coat that’s easier to move in. (I’m also hoping the Knight will work his online shopping magic and find Sis a big, long girl rain slicker too.)
I can’t say enough about the woman working their booth last weekend, whom I assume is the owner of the company. She knew right away that Gretchen needed a small, despite the quick weight/size chart posted suggesting otherwise. It was clear from talking with her that when the website/brochure says they measured lots of dogs before settling on sizes, they really did. She happily stripped the little stuffed lamb of the size small pink coat I wanted, but they also had quite a diverse offering of colors in every size, including extra small for most cats!
And the prices… I don’t often mention cost, but I paid $21, tax included on Saturday. That’s a STEAL. The online prices are higher, but even at $35 plus shipping, I honestly feel it’s a bargain. I do anticipate paying more for Sissy’s big, custom order, but for a coat that will flex and move with her and will likely last her lifetime, it’s still an exceptional deal. Heck, I’d honestly pay double or triple the price for the same product and not think twice about it. Just in case they’re at Montpelier this weekend, I’m taking Sis’s measurements with me…
Thankful Thursday is a quick link. For each of you who knitted for, prayed for, sent good vibes out to “Hope” and her family, I’m delighted to share a newslink. If you watch CBS evening news, you saw her last night and might not have known it. She and her young parents and younger sister have been through so much the last 18 months or so, but this chapter of her story has a VERY happy ending.
I’d also get in trouble if I failed to link to the girls’ blog. It’s just a quick update on Gretchen’s food quest, but I do need some input from small dog owners…