HOW COOL IS THAT!
A VERY NICE SET DESIGNED BY A VERY NICE PERSON.
You know something, dog people can be some pretty good folk.
Family Dobes was kind enough to give me a lovely write up in his newsletter . (All of this without my knowing...I just received a very nice email one day with links and compliments...very flattering...can you tell I am proud?!?)
A couple days later I was contacted by Peter (whom I unfortunately called Paul for an entire day before I realized it...and he very nicely and politely never said a word...so embarrassed...I blame PBS and their eternal re-runs of the Peter, Paul, and Mary reunion concert to the point that I can no longer separate the names...).
I know much of my good fortune is in the context of what I am doing. People contact me about a joy in their lives: their dogs. They contact me because they want an item that expresses care for the animal and displays the joy they have in that companionship. They contact me because they wish to express love for an animal that offers them unconditional love; and they voluntarily sought out that relationship.
I really enjoyed chatting with Peter. I was reminded of what is good in humanity. To meet him was very nice.
FOR THE PUP, TO KEEP PROPORTIONS BUT ALSO SO HE WOULD STILL HAVE A USEFUL COLLAR AS HE GROWS: WE TRIMMED IT TO 1 1/4 WIDTH. ALSO WE GAVE HIM A RANGE OF SIZING SO IT WOULD GROW WITH HIM...BUT USED A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR THE EXTRA LENGTH: JUST AN AGE-OLD BELT KEEPER DID THE TRICK! I CONSTRUCTED IT OF LEATHER SO PETER COULD REMOVE IT WHEN THE PUP OUTGROWS THE NEED.