Friday, February 5, 2010

Rosie's Kludge

It's been raining so much here, I've been lucky to give Rosie a half-decent walk even every other day. I don't mind her getting wet, but she'd really rather not have me messing around with her paws and nether regions with a towel, and she takes forever to dry out. So I decided she needed a raincoat!

Problem is, the only ones I can find that offer any belly protection cost $70 or so. When she trots, her feet splash tons of water up under her tummy, and that's the part that takes longest to dry. Sorry Rose; I love you, but I don't own a good raincoat and I'm not spending that much on yours! So White Trash Bag it is.

It took a few tape tucks here and there, and a little time for her to feel comfortable, worked! And I have to say, I have the most patient, good dog EVER! She gave me no trouble putting it on, and even when she stepped on her "hem" before I had a chance to tape it up, she just stopped cold and gave me that look you see above. "Am I doing it wrong?"

Once we got going, she didn't seem hampered by her rustling fashion statement, even when I told her she sounded like she was wearing a diaper. In fact, instead of going around the puddles as she usually does, she went clomping right through the deepest part of every one we passed. I don't know if it was a testament to the effectiveness of her protective gear, or an attempt at revenge!

Back at home, I ripped out the "arm"holes, pulled it back over her tail, and let her step out of it. All I had to do was wipe down her legs and fluffy ears, and she was dry enough to go inside.

And I really am thinking of submitting it to the Kludge website...hee hee!


  1. What an adorable picture! She looks so funny! "I can't believe you're going to show people this" is written all over her face. Tee hee! Great idea!

  2. well, you said she was cooperative but she looks so pitiful in the pic. Give her a goodie for wearing the trash bag.

  3. You are a GENIOUS!! What a great idea!

    And the pic is sooo sweet... she LOVES you!

  4. I really think that look was more of, "'re not going to show this to anyone, are you??" LOL

    Pure genius.

  5. Yep, I'm sure the plunging thru the deep part of the puddles was revenge! But she should be happy enough not to have you mucking about with a towel on her tootsies and nether regions!

    Nancy in Iowa

  6. Rosie is too cute! Hope the rain has let up for you. It's pouring here!


  7. LOL! *snort*!

    I've seen it all now.

    A White Trash Dog. lol!

    She must have been very embarassed. hehe!


  8. She SO does not know you posted that picture on the internet does she? hehe She looks very cute, but maybe a little embarrassed? Great idea though! I would try that with my goats to keep them dry but they would probably eat their raincoat. :)


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