ABC for Gg!

Or, MM shopping report part 2.

Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and more.   My post over on the girls’ blog is about our less than ideal walk last week and the aftermath, but this post is all about doggy joy!

But first, I have to report that the Red Rocker Christmas Crack – er, Rocking Chair Mix – is GONE.  (See yesterday’s post for more info.)  The Knight – and the fur-girls – liked it VERY much.  I was allowed to try one piece of each of the components, and it was too sweet for me, but if you love white chocolate and crunch, you’d be a fan.

photo.JPGI wish I’d taken a photo of ABC PetWear‘s booth at Mistletoe Market.  They had a great, large space on my favorite wall on the far end of the room, and it was filled with doggy bandanas and harnesses.  There were also some great, snarky-funny human tees too.  I wanted some of almost everything, but the owners even suggested that perhaps I should just try one harness first…

It’s a HUGE hit.  Gg needs a harness because like most terriers, she’s a puller, but the girl is PICKY.  The only harness she’s ever loved lasted part of one walk, because the D-ring popped off the back the first time she saw a squirrel.  Hem. 


I discussed her size, her behavior, etc., and the owners encouraged me to try to pull the harness apart.  I couldn’t.  (And I am a strong woman… really!)  Before we set out on our walk, the Knight picked Gg up by the ring, shook her up and down, side to side, and declared her safe. 

photo.JPGNow that we’ve tried it, I’m ordering the blaze orange reflective one for her (she wears a medium if that helps?) and another in XL for Sis.  No, an XL won’t exactly fit Sis, and no, they don’t take custom orders, but as has been my experience as Sissy’s human, I just had to share my girl’s story, and they are going to add one inch to both belly and neck for my big girl, who must wear a harness because of her glaucoma and the negative effects of throat pressure on eye pressure.

They have a great website.  I’m sure Gg would love a mini-skirt harness too.  Heck with my Lilly P problem…  I think Gg is going to have an ABC problem in a very short order…

Thankful?  I’m thankful for the women in the League who chair our fundraisers and plan our big events.  It’s not something I could do, so I’m grateful for those with the interest and abilities to pull off a holiday market, a holiday party and a gala casino night.  I’m thankful for the diversity of vendors, which included pet goodies!  And I’m delighted there are enterprising dog lovers who REALLY get what pets and their owners need.

What are you thankful for today?

12 comments on “ABC for Gg!

  1. Nichole says:

    I love the harness – and she looks great in it! The mini skirt harness is adorable! YAY for finding something that not only WORKS well, but I’m guessing is LOCAL and has great customer service!

    I’m thankful for our own wondervet of sorts today… and am trying not to freak out TOO much…

  2. Nancy says:

    I am thankful that the fur-girls are okay after their encounter. It could have been much worse than it was.

    Glad to hear you found a harness that works.

    Today, I am thankful for an almost finished difficult project. I will be glad to get it OUT of my house!

  3. gmariesews says:

    Lovely harness, I’m glad GG loves it and everyone deems her safe. I have to question what the knight was thinking holding her by the harness – ummm, has he never heard of shaken baby? Wouldn’t that apply to a wee dog as well?

    Thankfuls: ::It’s my Friday::I have a job::knitting::sewing::good, good friends::my Beauman – who seems to have hurt himself again::Rimadyl and Tramadol and the ability to self-medicate the dogs::vets who get it::a husband who will hold me when everything seems to be falling apart – and then send me to sew to south my soul::


  4. Natalie says:

    That looks awesome!! I couldn’t imagine the damage I would cause to myself if I tried harnessing my dogs but a small dog like Gg looks great!! 🙂

  5. Barbara says:

    That was a terrible story about your dog-walk. Aren’t there leash laws? Or are you too far out country for those? I know we have strict ones here. (Although I found poop right near my front door this morning, so I suspect someone is either just letting their dog out, or doesn’t care where they poop OR….it could have been another kind of animal, but it sure looked like dog poop to me.)

    Smiled at the harness….my mother actually put me in one and I seem to have come through the experience in one piece, so I guess it won’t bother the girls much.

  6. kathy b says:

    You found the PERFECT vest ..>Im so glad you can solve the reflective problem.
    Im thankful for : fun at thursday morning spay neuter volunteering

  7. AlisonH says:

    That looks like a great harness!

    Thankful for kids flying home soon.

  8. Hrm….must go check out their website! You know about my search for the perfect harness for Micro. I’m thankful for being able to stay home and rest with this flu mess.

  9. Katherine says:

    Gg looks so cute in that harness!! The mini-skirt harness really speaks to me. Macy must have one! I’m thankful for having my Christmas shopping finished and for the nice pot of tea I just brewed to celebrate. I predict a lot of tea drinking with feet up until the 25th!!

  10. Marjie says:

    That looks like a comfy harness. And if your Knight couldn’t get it to tear, it’s probably GG proof!

  11. Mr. Puffy says:

    That is the cutest most stylish harness I’ve ever seen!!! You two must be a fun sight for the neighbors to see out walking :))) I’ve tried peppermint bark and like you find it waaaaay to sweet for more than a bite or two. I’m thankful for many things but I’m not thankful that I’ve lost my newly completed hat without ever having a chance to wear it (only a fellow knitter would understand the pain). Have a wonderful weekend Channon!

  12. Walden121 says:

    I went over and looked as we are considering getting Wookie something like that. I wish they had more color choices, most of the are very girly.

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