As with most things dog-related, I'm very (borderline ridiculously) picky about what I purchase for her. Form, function and (usually) cost all need to align in a trifecta of doggie perfection in order for me to commit to a sale, and G's newest collar is no exception.
G is a (in my mind at least) delicate little flower of a drama queen who will only don the most girlish of accessories. I do this both because a) it accentuates her hourglass figure - heh and b) I think it adds a bit of approachability to a dog that most people would shy away from. For instance, Two Pitties in the City have had several posts about Miss M and Mr. B's various outfits and apparel. I love seeing Miss M in her tutu frolicking around Chicago's various neighborhoods, getting pets and usually pictures from strangers, big and small.
So the criteria for G's new spring collar was as follows:
- Girly (borderline prissy)
- Narrow - this collar is not used to attach her leash, thus I don't want an oversized, bulky "necklace" that overwhelms her smaller figure
- No plastic buckles - metal only (she's a classy canine, what can I say)
- Unique (read: custom), but not a majillion dollars
My favorite place for custom and usually inexpensive doggie accessories is Etsy (okay, let's be honest, my favorite place pretty much period is Etsy). I lucked out in finding the wonderful store of r.e.stowe and found G's super girly, 3/4" wide, 18-22" long, metal buckled spring fashionista collar:
It came yesterday and it is the CUTEST thing in the whole wide world. Ever. Not to mention, the shop owner was very responsive, super fast and nice! G literally pranced around the street last night and stopped to show every doorman her newest "outfit."
I tried to snap a picture, but G was really busy chewing her bone and bouncing around so it was somewhat difficult to get a good shot (note the blurry noggin):