No, not THAT kind of top party. Get your minds out of the gutter. Gee whiz, people. 😉
I was just thinking, is all, of all the times I was walking the dog at ungodly-hour-o’clock, before coffee, and just threw on some clothes to get it done without a whole lot of thought involved, as one does at ungodly-hour-o’clock, before coffee.
(I’ve noticed that this is somewhat easier for men to pull off, but that’s a subject for another day.)
If you’re anything like me, you do the same thing, and so you wind up, in a public or semi-public, looking a bit, well, less than put together. When you look less than put together, you don’t look confident. When you don’t look confident, to a certain kind of person, you look like a likely target.
Anyway. My point, and I do have one.
I heard from an internet follower friend today. She and her dog were attacked on their way to the dog park. They’re both shaken up, but they are OK, thanks to a quick-thinking officer who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Finally, there really was a cop around when someone really needed one!! (outstanding!)
It also so happens that I have a nutbug in my neighborhood that likes to start crap with Leo and I. I will spare you the details, suffice it to say that the situation is at once aggravating and scary.
I’ve been hearing from a lot of people who have had, or who are having similar issues while just trying to walk their dogs.
Last but not least, in many areas, there are things like hunting season, and I’ve always held that there’s no sense in being accidentally shot by a hunter if you can avoid it.
This got me to thinking about a few things:
1. Personal branding and good grooming is important no matter the hour. Or if you’re just banging around in the woods.
2. Because we have pets, we’re going to get judged. Think: Crazy Cat Lady, etc.
3. Most of us have been raised to look like ladies (or gentlemen) when out in public in the everyday world and thanks to early training, and personal pride, we tend to do that.
So I figured, why not make it easy to look half-decent when dashing out for a potty run before coffee? Because, before coffee.
Me being me, I called up my friends at the outdoor outfitter, LL Bean, explained what I wanted to do and why, and I asked them if they would help me by making something just for us, and they were happy to help.
Going forward, there will be a selection of high-quality shirts, and jackets embroidered with the kitty (or doggy EKG) insignia, just for us!
Sizes for Women are as follows:
Women’s Body Measurements (in inches)
|Height||Regular: 5’31/2″– 5’6″|
Let’s do something about this looking like slobs thing..and not looking like a target for the riffraff!