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November 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm #3643
I can’t wait to see it!
I understand the getting to it. I have a number of costumes planned, I just need to find time to sew. But first, I do want to make Ashley some simple warming coats for the car.
Let me know if you have any questions on the wool.
Also, adding corn starch to our gear.November 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm #3644
Weird question – could any of you with a cloud chaser take a video the next time you put it on your dog. I can’t find anything online and I can’t figure out how the coat goes on and off.
Edited to add – I think it is important you know that I don’t have one… I’m not holding the coat in one hand staring at Cricket questioningly 🙂 Although it is entirely possible I would have the same question once I got one 🙂November 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm #3645
I will be putting it on Lolo tomorrow. I’ll try to take bad video with my phone from the car 🙂 Do know that Lolo- while she doesn’t love things going over her head doesn’t have anxiety about it so it will look much different perhaps than Cricket.
I put it on Lolo with it already partially zipped. Aka i put/ ask her to out her head through, and then thread her arms (she tries to help often- which is awkward), and then (while the neck is zipped already) push her fluffy curls down and make sure it doesn’t catch in the zipper, and adjust it. Although I may be giving her a trim tomorrow so less curls. I’ll try to remember to bring my tripod to do that.November 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm #3646
Here is TIppet getting into and out of his Cloud Chaser. I don’t start the zipper as Alana does. The TIpster will hold still while I put it on. He has had it on once or twice out in the field and he seems totally fine with it.
November 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm #3647
Thank you so much, Sandra! This was exactly what I needed to see, I really appreciate that you took the time to do this! Tippet is a great model, and it looks like the coat fits him very well!
Alana – thank you very much for offering to help as well, I hope you and Lolo have a great time outside today.
This class is amazing 🙂November 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm #3648
Hey Shannon. Glad it showed you what you wanted to see. Remember, Alana starts the zipper off the dog and puts head through the hole, then paws and finishes zipping it up. We don’t need to do that, as you can see. A bit more. There is a nice interior flap that protects the dog’s hair from being caught in the zipper. (My guy’s hair can grow to 6-8 inches. I keep it short. He is in a lion cut so rear end is very short.)
The underside comes just to his penile shaft. He has no problem peeing or pooping when wearing this coat. It moves with him. I really REALLY like it. I left it on while we did some hides this morning, so you can see him freely moving.November 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm #3649
That’s an awesome Video Sandra! Tippet looks sharp 🙂
I took two videos today doing it, so you can see the head through version too. I am just terrible at threading the zipper- and as you’ll see- Lolo getting out of the car- she wants to Go GO GO!
Great video Sandra. He’s a very good model 🙂
I wish they made more colors besides Green & Black. Maybe we can convince them to make a brighter- non natural color 🙂 Like orange or… Pink.. or.. well something else!
Videos momentarily. Please excuse the mess of my car & my house.
Videos! (It doesn’t like embedding Vimeo on here- so until I upload to youtube- two videos.
vimeo.com/110228407November 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm #3650
Alana, the videos are set to private. I agree about the colors, I love green but would like something brighter, even neon lime or yellow.November 24, 2014 at 8:36 pm #3651
Fixed- uploading to Youtube as well. Will post when done.November 24, 2014 at 8:37 pm #3652
such a cutie-patootie! Thanks for the demo. I like it better than my missile suit.November 24, 2014 at 8:37 pm #3653
Great videos, thank you! Lolo is cute, I love all the curly haired dogs in this class.
I agree about the colour choices, something bright would be great.
It was -8C here thus morning, so winter is definitely coming. I am going to study some of Annie’s patterns this weekend and see if I should tackle a homemade project or buy a ready made product. I found a place that sells soft shell material (in bright colours), which might be better in the snow than wool – I’m just remembering snow-logged mittens as a kid. The ruffwear jacket is pretty tempting- elegant and professionally made. Decisions!
Thanks again!November 24, 2014 at 8:37 pm #3654
Several on PWD lists really like the full lycra suits in winter. Our breed ends up with large clumps of snow on paws and bodies.
Rarely is down to freezing during the day here, although it can get to teens at night.
Really like the Cloud Chased. I have green which looks pretty against his black coat, and black. One will be the base for his “overcoat” that I am designing.
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