Friday, November 14, 2014

New (and Inexpensive) Coats for Our Dogs!

Mack in a new sweater, Tyler in a new winter coat
There are a couple of tricks to save money we've learned when it comes to

clothing our kids. One is if you have a medium-sized dog to give him/her your tee shirts and sweatshirts. Put them on the dog and then make the appropriate cuts underneath.
Mack in a new sweater, Tyler in a new winter coat
   For the smaller dogs, like dachshunds, we buy baby shirts, and for the smallest Dachshund, Tyler, infant one-piece outfits. Once on him, we cut out the bottom appropriately. This week, since we've heard the forecast for today being no warmer than 40F with daytime wind chills in the 30s, we looked for a winter coat and sweater for our little 10 pound mini-Dachshund and foster dog, Mack. We remembered the the store Five Below had them last year for very small dogs, so we went there and found some!  A sweater was $3.00 and a winter coat was only $5.00- a bargain at any price. 
  So, if you have dogs, you can try these or go buy expensive coats. 
Franklin, Dolly, Tyler in Tee Shirts


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14