Monday, November 24, 2014

DoggyStyle: Where the Pups Offer PSA's by Snooding Up

Sometimes it's hard to know when it's the right time to bust out the winter gear without looking overdressed (no one wants to be the only one in the puffy coat!), but with this recent cold burst there was no question.
Last year's Polar Vortex taught us well, and since then we have refined our winter walking gear. With our pups all decked out, our most asked about item is our snood.
A snood is basically a round scarf for dogs that just slips over their heads. Since it doesn't have the loose ends you don't need to take the time to tie it, and the pups won't trip over the loose ends.
Our pups have polar-fleece snoods from Sirius Republic and a wool snood (with ears!) from Snug-a-Bulls.
Here are some reasons that our pups "snood up":

Keeping Dry:
One of the main reasons we like to use snoods is that we use them as an extra layer to keep the pups dry in wet and slushy weather. Our coats only reach so far, and they can have gaps, so the snoods fill that area in-between. The polar-fleece snoods from Sirius Republic are double-lined, plus polar-fleece doesn't really absorb water, so it does keep that area dry.
We also like how the snoods can be pulled up over their heads as a type of hood.


Keeping Collar Areas Warm:
It wasn't until having short-haired dogs that I became more attuned to how cold they must get. And I'm guessing with some of the subzero temperatures we're bound to get this winter, the metal parts on their collars must get really cold. So snoods become that one thing to keep them warm even with all of the metal clasps on their collar.

Being Chicago:
I grew up in Nebraska where we had temperatures even colder than we have here in Chicago. The funny thing is, I never owned a scarf, hat, and rarely even zipped up my coat until I moved here.
I think the difference in Chicago is it becomes so difficult to drive and park that most of us are used to either walking or taking public transportation. So we're out in it more. And I've learned how to dress for it.
Though being snooded-up the pups have offered public-service for people who don't understand how to gear-up in the city.
I always remember the time the woman scolded her husband for not dressing appropriately because "Look, even the dogs are wearing scarves".
Or on our last walk when there was a child so happy to see the pups were wearing a scarf just like her's.
Or the time when we were downtown and people thought our pups were wearing real Burberry scarfs (which are beyond expensive!).

Also:
Snoods for the Mouse and Monkey
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5 comments:

Sharla Fouquet said...

Love the snood with ears! Here in Florida, a sweater or jacket is usually adequate for my bullies.

SherBear said...

Perfect timing on the topic bc I was just going to start looking through the blog to figure out where you got these from!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thanks to you, we wear scarves now. It feels just right
Lily & Edward

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

We love our snoods for all the same reasons -- especially for making the pooches look cuter! We have both Snugabull & Sirius snoods. Tess has a classic tan "Burberry" snood and Sam bought me a knockoff scarf to match -- people always ask if ours are real!! I would just end up leaving a $400 scarf in a waiting room somewhere!

Rachel @ My Two Pitties said...

The ones with the ears are too much! You guys know how to do winter doggy wear right:) I got put Norman's hoodie on the other day. It wasn't really cold enough but it was raining & I was running a bunch of errands with him. He certainly got a lot of compliments & extra attention!

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