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The Get It Off Me Game

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Whenever Sadie and I are leaving the house, I signal to her that we are going out by getting her collar. I typically put on her collar and jacket or harness dress and then go get my jacket and shoes on. Sadie has invented a game during that brief window of time that she finds very amusing. It’s not very funny to me, especially when we’re running late. I call it her “Get It Off Me” game.

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The Get It Off Me Game begins when I close the last Velcro strap, buckle,¬†or zipper of Sadie’s jacket or harness dress. She doesn’t start the game when her collar goes on – that would be too soon. But as soon as that jacket or harness is on, Sadie runs to one of a variety of cushioned objects. Sometime she runs to the couch, sometimes it’s my bed, sometimes it’s her dog house, or just a dog bed. Regardless of which she chooses, Sadie runs full speed and then leaps onto the convenient cushion. Then she rolls around trying to get the jacket or harness off of her. Sometimes she is able to undo the Velcro against the side of the couch or bed. Sometimes she gets one leg or her head out of her outfit. She’s even ripped off buttons and decorative flowers from her dresses or jackets during this game.

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All of this occurs only in the time it takes me to get my shoes and jacket on. If I’m ready to leave and open the door, then I’ve won the game and Sadie happily accepts her defeat and heads down the stairs. If she doesn’t come to me when I open the door, then I’ve lost the game. Sadie has won by at least partially removing her outerwear. I then have to put down my purse and whatever else I’m inevitably carrying and resecure Sadie’s jacket or harness so we can safely leave the house.

 

This post is part of the Pet Parade blog hop hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Bionic Basil, Love Is Being Owned By a Husky, and M.K. Clinton.



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Keep Your Dog Warm in a Gold Paw Series Stretch Fleece

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Sadie has a new cozy addition to her wardrobe – a Gold Paw Series Stretch Fleece. With Winter still bringing the snow around, this Stretch Fleece is perfect to keep Sadie nice and warm.

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As soon as I received this sweater, it was obvious this is a high quality fleece. This is not your average discount, big box store dog sweater. This is like doggie couture. In fact, when Sadie was showing off her new Gold Paw Series Fleece to her Grampy, he asked if they made them for humans too. He said the material was so warm and soft he would love to wear one himself, in a more masculine color of course. The material is the perfect kind for spending time outdoors in the cold – it’s light weight so your dog can move freely and easily, but it keeps in body heat so your dog can stay toasty warm.

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Somehow a dog seems to be a magnet for dirt, dust, mud, and other unidentifiable substances. If your dog happens to be wearing a sweater, than that sweater bears the brunt of the mess. But it’s not a problem with this Stretch Fleece, as it is machine washable. That is a big plus in my household, where some of Sadie’s other sweaters and jackets actually claim to be dry clean only. I love that Sadie can wear this sweater wherever and whenever she needs to, in rain or snow or mud, and I can just throw it in the wash when she’s done. And better still, Gold Paw Series backs their Stretch Fleeces with a guarantee – just contact this family owned company and they will make repairs for free.

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The Gold Paw Series Stretch Fleeces are pullovers, just like people sweaters. If you have a particularly wiggly dog it may pose a challenge to get the sweater over his or her head, but the material is nice and stretchy so you should be able to get the fleece on your dog without too much trouble. The good thing about it being an over the head sweater is that it will stay on your dog. Sadie has a lot of Velcro dresses and jackets and the Velcro is always coming loose or getting stuck on something. But this Stretch Fleece stays perfectly on Sadie without bothering her or restricting any of her movement. Unfortunately there is no harness attachment or hole for a leash with these fleeces, so we won’t be using this sweater to go on walks, but it’s great for running around in the backyard or hanging out indoors when it’s a little chilly.

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One aspect I like about the dog clothing from this company is the size range. It’s not just small, medium, or large, where nothing ever fits quite right. Instead, Gold Paw Series uses a number system like human clothing. The dog sizes run from 2 to 30, which according to the helpful examples fits everyone from a Chihuahua puppy up to a Great Dane. Using the sizing chart to compare Sade’s weight and measurement, we ended up with a size 14. I always buy a size larger than necessary for Sadie because I like her to be fully covered and not have to squeeze into the outfit, so if the Fleece looks a little long in Sadie’s photos, that’s a good thing. I was extremely pleased that the Stretch Fleece fit exactly the way I wanted a sweater to fit.

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Gold Paw Series products are proudly sewn in the USA. You can get your own stretch fleece in one of sixteen different colors for $20-$36, depending on the size. Sadie’s fleece is the Mulberry Plaid in case you were wondering. Visit the Gold Paw Series website to see all the adorable options for your dog.

 This post is part of the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie, Love Is Being Owned By a Husky, and M.K. Clinton.
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This post is also part of the Thursday Barks and Bytes blog hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like A Dog.
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I received a free sample of this product to evaluate on my own. All opinions are my own, based entirely on my personal experience with this product.