Patiently enduring his fitting
It all started when I saw a Macy’s ad for 25% off “Easter dress” for kids. Such an ad made me feel completely justified in shopping for an Easter collar for Cyrus. After all, how much could an Easter collar cost compared to a kid’s Easter outfit? And while a child might need a new Easter outfit every year, if only for fashion’s sake, a fully grown dog could wear his year after year with no concern.
With Dan enthusiastically on board, we walked down to our local pet store (the excellent Dogbone Alley) with the intent of applying Cyrus’ birthday coupon to a new collar … perhaps one with Easter eggs … or bunnies?
How adorable is this?! Sadly, all the collars in this print were much too large. So when I spotted the leash, sewing ideas started forming in my mind …
What really sold me on trying this out was the price. The leash, all 6 feet of it, was $20.50—the exact same price as the miniscule dog collar of the same brand. I could make six small-dog collars for the price of one! (Yes, I’m thinking of you, Maisy & Newport.)
All it took was a trip to Beverly’s for a plastic buckle and a D-ring. This collar isn’t adjustable the way store-bought ones are, but who cares? It’s custom.
But before any sewing could take place, Cyrus needed to get down and dirty with his favorite activity:
Nude dog (after a bath) awaiting his new duds