When it comes time to buy clothes, I envy people with normal shaped dogs.
Bentley: “Wait just a minute, Mom. I don’t like how this post is starting. I have a feeling that your next words were going to be something about my shape NOT being normal. Sigh, you cut me to the quick.”
Me: “I wasn’t going to use those exact words. What if I describe your shape as unique? Let’s face it, there aren’t too many dogs that are 23” long and have legs that are about 5” tall.” Psst…I’m rounding up to 5” but don’t tell him. ☺
Bentley: “It just so happens that I am the perfect size and shape for a Basset Hound. Don’t you remember the post where you explained my parts? I can’t help that most designers make clothes that fit “leggier” dogs. There are a lot of people that like to dress their pets. Don’t they know that Bassets want to rock the fashion world too?”
Me: “It doesn’t seem that the 'big guys' are catering to unique sizes. That is why I was so happy to discover Made by De on Etsy. She specializes in custom coats and clothes, but she can make just about anything you need. When I looked on her site under Specialty Dog Items, I found snoods, grooming pajamas, dog slinkies, belly bands, well, you get the idea.”
Bentley: “It is a wonder that you were able to tear yourself away. I know how you love looking at dog clothes. Did you order your best pal anything? It is winter and as you pointed out, I’m very low to the ground. It gets cold down here.”
Me: “It just so happens that I ordered you a fantastic winter coat. Made by De used your exact measurements so that it is a perfect fit. Here, try it on.”
Bentley: “Oh. My. Dog. I look dashing! The blue waterproof outer material along with the brown flannel lining really brings out my eyes. Don’t ya’ think? Oohhhh, it feels as good as it looks. I love that it closes with Velcro. You will be able to adjust it. I can’t stand things that are tight around my neck.”
Me: "With Velcro straps on the neck and tummy, there's no need to pull it over your head and there are no leg holes to navigate. Stepping into things can be a problem when you have
short unique shaped legs. It is perfect for our walks on cold windy days. We don’t have to worry if you decide to waddle through a mud puddle because Made by De’s coats are machine washable.
Bentley: “I could not be prouder of my new dog coat. It is handmade in the U.S.A. to withstand a lot of wear and tear. That means if we ever take up rock or mountain climbing, I can wear it. It doesn’t make my butt look big either.”
Me: “You look so handsome! We need to see what other ‘must-haves’ that Made by De has in her shop. I am thinking you’d look precious in some doggy pajamas.”
Bentley: “I wonder if she could make me some red silk pajamas and a robe. You could take a photo of me and I could send to my sweetie for Valentine’s Day.”
Me: “I don’t see them on her Etsy store but she does customize. I will definitely be ordering more from Made by De. It is wonderful to have someone that will sew to fit any shape dog. The quality of craftsmanship is second to none and you can tell it was sewn with loving care. I always feel good supporting independent businesses. With FREE SHIPPING to US destinations and low worldwide shipping prices, everyone can have their own custom fitted wardrobe!”
Bentley: “I have already found more pawsome things for you to order for me! There are still a lot of cold days ahead and I want to stay stylishly warm! Made by De will make it happen!”
Have you seen the great #dog coats from Made By De? Visit Barking from the Bayou for our #review. #winter https://t.co/2ZylZcNOLZ @madebyde— M. K.Clinton (@mk_clinton) February 5, 2016
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