ponchos for pooches

Lest you think I’m a terrible mother for not making Deedle a raincoat, here is a poncho blanket I made for her the other day:
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As you can see, I have a warped sense of the size of my dog’s head and neck. I made the blanket because Deedle gets cold very easily, and she shivers like a sad little pooch, and then she curls up into a tight little ball. She also turns around and around, so I figured the poncho blanket would keep her covered even when she thrashes about. The only problem is she can’t really get out of it, and if she walks, she steps on it and does a face plant. In other words, the poncho blanket can only be worn under strict supervision.

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19 Responses to ponchos for pooches

  1. Jessica says:

    A raincoat? Dude, does it ever rain there?
    If you put my dog in that poncho, he’d go insane until he wriggled free.

  2. Manda says:

    Hehe. I just finished a poncho for a little girl and decided it would be fun to try it on my chocolate lab. She was ok for awhile, but when she started walking she got caught up an fell on her face! Poor doggies. I guess ponchos aren’t the best for our poochie pals. 🙂 At least Deedle will be warm!

  3. monica says:

    I cracked up when I read your last sentence. I think it will still keep Deedle warm.

  4. claudia says:

    Deedle is a fantastic name. And the doggie *looks* so like a deedle, especially in the gi-normous (but oddly compelling) poncho.

  5. cari says:

    I found a pattern for a knitted IG sleeping bag a while back. I’ll track down the link and send it to you. What works for one type of little sighthound often works for another… My hounds can only sleep if they’re completely under a blanket, so I spend a lot of time lifting corners of blankets for them. Yes, I’m well trained.

  6. Norma says:

    I…CRACKED…up… over this. My poor poochie, I think, feels that he’s being punished when I put a sweater on him — or he thinks I’ve tied him on a leash. I can put a sweater on him, walk away, forget I’ve left, and come back 20 minutes later and he’s still standing in the same position, looking so unhappy. It breaks my heart, but makes me crack up, too!

  7. Taya says:

    She is sooo patient with you! The girls do not allow any clothing to be put on them. They have solved the problem of being cold by sleeping on our pillows together. In the winter they barely get out of bed except for food and walks.

  8. Terri says:

    You are -such- a good dog-mom. Even though Deedle might think not while doing a face plant. Heh. Such a cute pooch. I’m sure once you put the poncho on her and she snuggles into it, she’ll love it.

  9. Nice try though!! It’s still cute!

  10. MJ says:

    Such a patient dog! Mine would’ve thrashed it in a second. Great idea, though. How about a felted kitty bed with a cover so she can crawl in and snuggle up?

  11. carolyn says:

    you have just planted some hilarious images in my mind. poor tortured deedle.

  12. :) says:

    Where did you get the adorable tooth tote you sent Carrie? I love it!!

  13. Meg says:

    Maybe you could take it in a little with some well-placed darts?

  14. stinkerbell says:

    ok that makes me laugh the big poncho warning (only to be worn under severe supervision) and the face plant bit that is not you mis judging Deedle’s head.
    Then again I once fed the monster (my border terrier whom I adore) pop rocks…

  15. tania says:

    is that ever cute and funny.
    what a pretty little dog.

  16. Debra says:

    I should make something like that for my Toby! Smaller, of course… He chills easily on our nightly walks in Minnesota. The two of them look like siblings. very cute.

  17. Silvia says:

    Wouldn’t it be easier to get Deedle a bigger friend to wear the poncho? You’d like a new doggy, no? Big kitty?

  18. Elaine says:

    Great idea. Do you think making it a little shorter in front might help with the tripping? …How silly of me. A dog can’t tell the front from the back.

  19. Alysia says:

    LOL – that is just so cute and funny. Maybe you could add a drawstring to the neck part so she doesn’t get lost or tangled up in it? I dunno – jsut thinkin… 😉

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