Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Leo goes shopping

A week or so ago, we got to stop in North Bend, Washington for a couple of days.  If you have been reading this blog awhile, you know that I LOVE North Bend.  It sits right at the foot of the mountains of Snowqualmie and  is only 30 miles inland from Seattle.
There is a great little doggie boutique there that we have been wanting to get Leo into for some shopping.  We are often in such extreme weather that even the fuzzy dog needs some protection from it.
Leo wasn't thrilled about the prospect of trying on stuff.
Love that "Are you really going to do this to me?" look.  
What we were after was a good winter coat and an all weather rain/wind jacket.  Oh, and some sort of foot covering.  
Yea, I know, dogs don't need any of that stuff.  They have been out in the cold and wet for millions or years.  Blah, blah, blah.  We live in a truck and don't get that many diversions - give me a break here people!
 I found the coat I was looking for and had Leo try it on.  He would not turn around and face me.  Period.  Would not do it.  So we just get to see the back.  But what a nice coat - soft and fleecy and good weight to it.
Don't you think this shows off the darker highlights around his ears?  
Oh my . . .  did I just say that out loud?
 On to the next task - the rain/all weather coat.  This one looks good.  Even Leo likes this one.  In fact, I think he feels rather stylish in it, don't you?
Now on to the foot coverings. What?  Boots on a dog?  I'm not sure Leo is going to go along with that.
Okay . . .  okay.  No actual booties.  We did get some disposable little foot covers that kind of look like small tough balloons.  Sometimes we are in situations where there is road salt crusted everywhere.  That stuff will hurt little dog paws.  The balloony thingy slipped right on and he walked around without even noticing it.  Took both of us to get just one on.  Can't wait for the time when we need to put all 4 of them on him - dog wrestling!
We finished up the shopping with a new harness and leash.   Such a stylin little fellow.  He also got a new assortment of treats to try.  Leo is allergic to wheat and corn, so that limits treats.  Additionally, we are cutting out dog food and treats from China.  That really limits, but US companies seem to be filling in that gap pretty well. 
I guess that is enough of a look into my overly indulgent / almost bordering on obsessive treatment of my little darling dog.

We are in Joplin getting some work done on the truck, some work done on our taxes, and some catching up to our mail.  And a bit of fun too! 

1 comment:

maewestern said...

I love reading about Leo! What a lucky feller to get to be with his people-pets all the time on the road! Give him a kiss for me, ok?