Duncan had a shaved spot on one of his front legs, where they had the IV during his surgery, and when he came home, he kept licking that spot. Originally I took a t-shirt and trimmed it so it covered that leg, and it was pretty cute.
But, well, I’m a knitter, and I kept thinking I could do better than a t-shirt, especially as that t-shirt got grungier. So last night I whipped up a little doggy leg warmer and by some miracle, it fit!
Sadly, it’s really only good when he’s lying down. When he’s up and moving around, it slides down and eventually works itself off. Oh, well, it was a nice idea at least. Tomorrow I’m back to work so he’ll be in the cone and confined in the kitchen, so he won’t be able to lick anything anyway. And Thursday we’ll go back to the vet to hopefully get the stitches out and maybe even get permission to ditch the cone!
I made a sweater. For my dog. I never thought I would be the type of person to dress up my dog, let alone to make a sweater for my dog, but there you have it. Really, the only reason I did it is because I was asked to test knit a pattern, and they wanted people with bigger dogs and they’ve seen my Instagram and I definitely fit the bill. It was a complicated pattern with a lot of math but the actual knitting went quickly and soon Jack had a handsome sweater.
As you can see, there’s a lot of fabric bunched up in front, so either my measurements were off or my knitting was off. I don’t even know. And it’s fine, it goes on and comes off and he was very patient with me during the entire ordeal.
Every time I had to measure him, he dutifully got up and stood still, for a short time anyway. When I had to try it on him, he let me manhandle him to get it on. I also tried it on Duncan, our big horse of a dog to see if it would fit him as well.
It looked better on Jack. And I have to confess, I found him quite enchanting in the sweater and for a brief moment thought I would make another one in hopes of getting a better fit.
Then I woke up the next day and had come to my senses. Jack is fine with one sweater!