I was MIA yesterday – my apologies. But my car and phone are both in working order now. Stay tuned for baby chick photos at the end of the post!
Today I’m reviewing the Pup Light collar, an LED light up collar which is quite bright, designed for a long haired dog, made for long walks in the wee hours of the morning or at night after dark. It’s a nice looking collar:
I know there are some beautiful dog collars out there. Roxy’s mom makes amazing beaded collars for dogs, with matching bracelets for their humans. Gizmo and his mom were wearing a set when I met them at the Expo, in fact.
But with my Aussies, a pretty collar makes no sense. When the woman at the Pup Light booth gave me a collar, she seemed sad that I chose the plain black and blue. But I knew that no one would see it unless it was lit, and then they’d only see the light. Flash does wear it well, though.
And lit up? In daylight?
It’s very bright, y’all, and doesn’t require fancy watch batteries. There are three AAA’s in this thing. The true test, though, is how well the collar works at night, with Flash’s wild fur and distance. The collar is purported to shine yards away while walking, but improve dog visibility for up to a mile. Let’s look –
Patches, his sister, was also puzzled by the light emanating from Flash’s chest. I tried explaining to her that maybe Flash was Tony Stark’s dog, but neither of them cared. They wandered over to the deep shadows of the side yard, where we got a better idea of how this light works.
So I’d feel safe using this light for walks. And I’d feel safe if one of y’all used it for walks in the dark. Who wants this light? I’m giving it away, since Flash and Patches have a big backyard to run in and don’t get walks. Poor babies. Leave a comment telling me you’d like the light and I’ll give it away next Tuesday. Since Monday I’ll be giving away a stellar treat. 🙂
Now for baby chicks! They have moved from their small Rubbermaid bucket to a large wire dog cage. This is the mass of the ten last night while boys were readying the big cage:
Full of attitude. Then I had to figure out how to keep them in the cage. These babies are still small enough to jump through the bars in the cage. White project paper from Hobby Lobby seems to do the trick, as well as making for a nice back drop:
Aren’t they adorable? I’m head over heels in love. And they eat like pigs.
I know I promised a second part to the harness review, but that involves dogs in my van. Which wasn’t working very well until yesterday. So look for that review next week!
Until I write again …