You see, for the past 5 years, she's been rocking a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon collar that the Small Dog Posse got to support Merinda in her battle against the disease. To go along with that, she had a neon green and hot pink leash, given to me by Melanie and Marty, as her "agility trial attire." So, yes, for 5 years, she's been rocking that look--and it's done us well!
But after earning her PACH, and a second trip to Nationals, I felt like it was time to spice things up a bit and get something new. For months I've been on the lookout for a hot pink, zebra print collar. Dally has a zebra print soft-sided crate for trials, and the print just suits her. And hot pink is her collar--she's a diva.
I finally found the perfect collar on Amazon, thanks to Bella Mode. At first I ordered one in a 1-inch width, but I quickly discovered that was too wide for her neck. The folks at Bella Mode were quick about getting back to me and made a new, custom-made 5/8" collar and sent it to me in time for our trial!
So then, of course, you have to have a new leash to match the new collar, right? Luckily my friend Hillarey, with her company All Leashed Up, was at the trial and was able to make me a custom leash, just like the one she made LaMesa for her collar. Merinda helped me come up with the perfect combination of hot pink, black, and a splash of neon green (to make it bright and to go along with LaMesa's colors). Sunday morning, it was ready!
So, what do you think?
|The new look paid off with a QQ on Sunday! (She's gotta have her favorite squeakie tennie in her pic!)|
Friends are amazed at how I don't have tons of leashes and tons of collars for the two girls--I like to be minimal with things. Plus, I tend to be a little superstitious--if it's working, why change?
How do you outfit your agility pups?