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, but...it 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!