Jake is very sensitive to temperatures lower than 70 degrees. He shivers on our walks and people pull over to tell me he’s cold (as if I didn’t notice he was shaking uncontrollably). So I bought him a sweater. And then another, Then a jacket, then four more jackets. NOTHING FITS HIM. It took eight jackets before I found one that worked with his odd body.
He is impossible to shop for. I usually don’t use the ‘I’ word (especially in the same sentence as shopping) but trust me on this, nothing fits him. He should be a medium. The length of his body is medium. But his head is borderline XL, his neck is definitely a large and don’t get me started on how wide his chest is compared to his teeny tiny waist. If I buy him large, it drapes behind him like a bridal train and hangs below him and he pee’s on it.
So I decided to try a sweatshirt for when he shivers inside the house, that way I could adjust it (read cut it up with scissors) without it unraveling (yes, sweaters unravel if you cut them, trust me). I thought I found one that worked well (even though I am pretty sure it’s a girl-dog sweatshirt):
But then I found him sleeping like a corpse,unable to put his arm down due to the sweatshirt being too tight!
I’ll be measuring him for his Tiennot Sweater tonight!
LOL as I was reading this, I was just thinking, “Sounds like a custom job for Tiennot Sweaters!” Great minds… 🙂
Poor Jake… I’m sure that custom Tiennot Sweater will be perfect!
And oh so stylish!
I know they are pricey, but you should try ordering from the same place you recommended I get rain coats for my pooches. The jackets for like a glove (I ordered Boney a standard pug jacket, but Dixie got a full custom coat. They were fast, customer service was great and I (and the doggies) couldn’t be happier!!
I know! I keep trying to remember to get a measuring tape! Must do this. I’m glad to hear it worked it out for you!!!
We are ready to make a sweater for Jake the Snake whenever you are ready! 🙂
PS – he looks adorbs in that hoodie!
Oh trust me, that hoodie is staying! I can make it work. I’ll measure him up this weekend (as soon as I recall the measurements you need and get a tape measure!)
Have you tried the horse-blanket style coats? Our dog has a big head but tiny waist and short back…and these coats worked because you drape them on like a cape, then adjust the Velcro straps. Widget has a fleece one for inside ( like this: http://www.smartpakequine.com/mobile/product/1971) and a thinsulate one for outside
Yes!!! That was actually the type of coat we finally ended up with. I never thought to get a fleece type for the inside, that is an awesome idea! Thank you!!!
Bahaha, poor Jake and his awkward body. Gotta love the bulldog physique 😉 I can’t wait to see him in his new sweater.
Jake is very cute.
We always have trouble fitting our dogs and I can only imagine sweaters and sweatshirts are not designed for Jake’s body type. 🙁 He’s such a cutie though, I’m sure once you find something it’ll totally be worth the effort.
OMGoodness I laughed at your “corpse” comment! Looking forward to seein the tie knot sweater 🙂