Bunny here, writing a little about Greyhound and German Shepherd fashion today.
We Greyhounds are a bit infamous for our fashions. We wear winter coats when it's cold because we don't have enough body fat or fur to stay warm. It's also the reason most of us don't swim without a PFD, no fat means you sink like a stone. We wear raincoats sometimes, too. Heck, some hounds who live in really cold and snowy places even wear boots.
The one thing we're really known for, however, is our fancy collars. Greyhounds wear martingale collars because our necks are wider than our heads. Regular collars would fall right off. A lot of hounds wear harnesses when they walk, too. Here at our house, we've amassed quite a collection of fancy collars. We even have some that were featured in an art exhibit once. That's not to say that we lay about the house or go out hiking every day in velvet and satin. Our everyday collars are made of cotton and hemp. We like to switch things around a lot. On occasion, some Greyhounds wear special leather sighthound collars, too. Those are more popular in Europe, but some hounds in the States have them, too.
When Morgan came to our house, that changed things a little. She doesn't wear martingales. They tried a few buckle collars on her, and Mom ordered her a fancy name collar that matches the ones the rest of us girls have, but Dad wasn't really satisfied with how things were fitting her. He wanted the kind of collar for her that he's seen a lot of other German Shepherds wear. So, finally last week, she got her black braided leather collar. I have to say, it looks really good on her, and Dad found one that had a fancy double-braided design. Morgan seems to really like it and never wants to take it off. So, even though there's not a huge fashion market for German Shepherd princesses, Morgan is styling! Mom even said she will splurge later and get her one of those fancy backpacks we've seen a few Shepherds wearing.
So, anyway, that's what the best-dressed hounds around our house are wearing. Do any of you have favorite collars or other stuff you like to wear? Inquiring hounds want to know!
I'm a girl living in the midwest with my husband and three greyhounds. Sometimes I share writing privileges with Bunny, the youngest of the hounds, as we write about the adventures, or misadventures, of our daily life.