Finally the sun came out, the clouds left, and we headed out to the doggy park this weekend. It was awesome! There were swans and pigeons and ducks and black birds and grey birds and just birds, birds, birds! It was a dream come true.
Last time we were there I was trying so hard to get to a pigeon that Mom was afraid I was going to choke myself by pulling so hard on the leash. Not that I would ever do something so undignified, but I do have to admit I did come close to gagging a couple of times. So off she went to get me a harness. The doggy boutique where we get our food had this super cute harnesses and one even came in my signature color, blue. My mom picked it up and brought it home with us. I liked that it wasn't nylon and most of all didn't wrap around my legs. The last time I had a harness that came up around my armpits it caused some serious chaffing and I did not like that one bit. So we put it on and took it out for a test drive. A few people even stopped us to ask where I got it. I was gracious enough to let my mom pass on the information. I'm a giver that way.
By the end of the trip my mom said I looked very cute in my harness, but there was one thing that kep bugging her. When you attach the leash and set off walking the harness gets tugged to the side and the front part ends up going up my armpit. I don't know if it's because I'm a doxie and have a sort of "barrel chest", you know all manly like, but that front part just will not stay in the middle. It doesn't really hurt or anything like that, but it is kind of annoying. Mom says she's going to have to get me a different one, but until then I'll put up with it as long as it means I get to go the park. Though I do have to admit the whole harness thing does get in the way of my bird hunting...oh, I mean "bird watching."