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Chilly Dog? Try a Chilly Dogs Winter Coat

December 21st marks the first day of winter on the calendar, but I marked the first day of winter by the face Penny made when we went outside earlier this week in single digit temperatures.
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“Whaaaatttt!? Is this some kind of joke?”

My little skinny-mini nearly shivered out of her own skin. But for once, I was prepared! We dashed back upstairs to try Penny’s new winter jacket for the first time.

Three years ago I agonized over spending  $100 on a winter coat for Eko. Three years later I eagerly invested in a second Chilly Dogs coat for Penny. After three harsh years of winter wear Eko’s coat looks and functions great. It was easily one of the best purchases for Eko I’ve ever made. I doubt I’ll ever need to get another coat for either pup.

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Eko helped with some ballistic testing on the patio. Yes, I bought the “raspberry” color. She may have the grace of a Mack truck, but I thought she could at least look like a cute little lady!

The jacket got its first real test when we visited the beach after a light snowfall.

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I forgot there’s a slight learning curve to jackets. I spent the first few minutes laughing as Penny spun around, trying to shed herself of the coat 

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Did I mention I laughed a lot?

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Eventually Penny tired of chasing the jacket and got down to business

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And by business, I mean ridiculousness

The beach was empty and frigid, but Penny could not have cared less. She bounded around like it was a summer day. At times I wondered whether Chilly Dogs installed some sort of antigravity technology in their new coats.

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She did come back down to earth. Eventually.

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Penny’s ready for winter. We’ll see if winter’s ready for Penny.

If you’re in the market for a winter coat for your pup, I know there are a number of well-reviewed jackets from brands like Ruffwear, Hurtta and others. I have zero affiliation with Chilly Dogs, but I highly recommend you check out their offerings as well. Their products are Eko tested and Will approved.

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