Week of Requests: the dogs
Hick from the Styx asks, “How do you dress your dogs for insanely inclement weather?” When it gets rainy and snowy or the weather dips below 25 degrees, I outfit the big guy, Mister, in a Barbour coat, and the little guy, Sammy, in a down puffer (his little body’s a weird fit for the Barbours) and off we go.
When it snows in the city, everybody sprinkles the sidewalks with salt, which is murder on their paws. I used to put booties on Sammy, but Mister wouldn’t go for it, so now I just use a thick coat of Musher’s secret—seriously thick—and they’re good to go.
And Allison wants to know, “How do you keep your house clean/pet proof/smelling good with two dogs?” First of all, I have a cleaning lady, who comes once a week. Second, I invested in this thing—an air filter—and I’m convinced it has kept my place from acquiring that multiple-animals-live-here-funk.
And I have this basket, which is where all the dog toys live.
Also: I have discovered the stickiest lint roller of all time. It truly gets off every last bit of fur.
And Janie Lynn writes, “I would definitely like to see something on your dogs, whether or not it’s shopping-related. As long as [there are] some cute pics of the pooches, I’ll be happy.” Here’s a picture for you, Janie Lynn.
And here’s another, where you get a slightly better sense of Sammy.