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10/20/12 11:34 A

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Petsmart is having a really good sell on dog cloths so I got a 22 fleece shirt for 6 bucks. Got a travel water dish too. Now I can have them both on hand. But may have to go from a fanny pack to a light back pack. lol

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10/20/12 9:43 A

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10/20/12 12:21 A

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I had a dog named Kia, but she was a big Akita, so she had plenty of hair to keep her warm. I'd say your Kia will be warm enough unless she gets wet.

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10/19/12 4:36 P

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Ok then a sweater is out. At least till it starts being in the 40 in the mornings. Then I may just get a tshirt at the pet shop.

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10/19/12 1:25 P

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I would say if in doubt rather under dress than over dress, since they can't take the clothes off themselves. I suspect that clothes are not necessary when temps are in the 50's if they are moving even for very short-haired dogs. If you like to dress them up just for fun make it thin, cotton fabric that is stretchy (t-shirt material).
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10/19/12 12:11 P

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Birgit,
Those are cute. But we don't walk in the rain or have any snow. Would it keep her too warm?
It was 51 when we went this morning. She didn't seem to mind or even shiver like she was cold. Since I live in Mississippi she may not even need a sweater.

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10/19/12 12:42 A

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I would consider a rain coat more than a sweater. When they get wet they will get very cold quickly. There are waterproof dog coats that are shaped like horse blankets and are often for sale on horse supply websites. Here is one example of one I have tried and like:
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10/18/12 11:25 P

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Glad to help. I used to walk everywhere on our farm, with all our dogs and some of the cats for company, but physical limitations have slowed me way down. But I still love the walks, even if they are much shorter than my walking buddies want! Let's keep walking!

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10/18/12 9:55 P

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That is a great idea. Thank you for your input.

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10/18/12 9:32 P

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I think it depends on the weather. I would crochet her a sweater and carry it with you. If she seems chilly, or if the wind picks up or the sun disappears, slip it on Kia. But if you're sweating, leave it in your pocket. If she starts panting with it on, take it off. It sounds like you take long walks, and it seems sensible to be prepared for your walking buddy. PS - don't forget water for both of you, if your walks are longer than half an hour.

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10/18/12 7:34 P

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She is supper smart. Even smarter then my GSD. And she keeps up better then any of my other dogs. My GSD always drags her feet after about 20 minutes. Kia is always in front of me looking back at me like she is saying "Pick up the pace Mom." She is not over weight I just don't care to walk by myself.
Should I crochet her a sweater or two? She is a wired hair dashound/terrier mix. Don't want her getting cold.

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