It’s beginning to look a lot like Winter and this boy isn’t a lover of the cold. He gets excited and wiggly for his morning walk, as usual. He sits down for me to put his leash on, my coat, and grab a poop bag, but then… I open to door and he does a double take. “Do I really want to head out in the cold?” his face says.
With some urging, he happily comes along, but it’s clear as day that he’d rather the sun and warmth.
Thankfully, he and Knox were the same size, so we were able to use Knox’s favorite winter coat for Chocko! Chocko seems to enjoy wearing it just as much.
What works for us, is that it zips along the side torso, so we don’t have to worry about big blocky heads getting in the way of a snug fit. And speaking of snug fit, I think that’s exactly why they both loved it so much. Knox used to get irritated by baggy clothing, but if something was night and tight on him, he didn’t mind it at all. We think Chocko feels the same way! So the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser is our favorite of all the coats we’ve tried so far. It’s like a softshell tech coat, for dogs! And it gives a bit, which is nice so you can stretch it to zip it but it goes right back to a snug fit, which we think works best from our personal experiences.
Do your pooches wear coats? I know we loooove seeing pics of Miss M and Mr. B over in Chicago all dressed up in warm gear. After all, they are the cold weather experts!
We also decided to invest in a snood (and of course, a new seasonal collar) from our favorite doggie outfitter, Sirius Republic! Chocko is still getting used to wearing it, but once the temps really drop, I’m sure he’ll appreciate our investment into his wardrobe… even if he doesn’t just yet 😉
Hope everyone is staying warm and toasty! So share with us, what’s your most essential winter wear for your pooches?