Sunday, May 15, 2011

Out with the Old

Maisie is a tough little monkey and she plays rough.  That means her collar gets dirty...like, really really dirty. For a while, she sported a very cool black fabric collar with hot pink embroidered skull and crossbones.  I washed it periodically on the top shelf of the dishwasher (an awesome little trick for cloth collars, BTW) and though that kept the collar clean, all the washing combined with Maisie's frequent wrestling matches eventually caused it to fray.  I realized then that a leather collar was a better option for Maisie.  She's had the same one for about a year, and modeled it as she snoozed on the couch this morning.

The collar has definitely seen better days, but I've been hesitant to replace it because I couldn't find another one I liked as much.  Then yesterday, I noticed that one of the silver decorative bones was missing.  It fell off a couple weeks ago during a typically vigorous Maisie/Mr. Peepers playdate, but I was able to fix it temporarily (I am surprisingly handy for a petite Jewish chick).  It must have come off again while she was staying at Paul's.

I took that as a sign that it was officially time for a new collar.  As mentioned in a previous post, it had to be pink.  I searched and searched online, and finally discovered a handmade pink leather collar that appears to be worthy of the Divine Miss M at a shop on Etsy.  I think it will look great on Maisie...don't you agree?

Separately, I am considering an update to the design of this blog.  I may have found an inexpensive way to do it but have not yet committed at this point, so I'm keeping the details to myself for now!   ;)

7 comments:

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

were dying. we went through the "havi needs a new collar phase" which were actually still going through. although we like her collar its fabric, and therefore we have the same problem as you. it has led to us obsessively "favoriting" on etsy and gawking over sirius republic to find the perfect one. since ours needs to be pink as well, the one you chose has always been our favorite, we go back and stare at it until the day havi's current one gives out on us. guess we think alike ;)

Maisie's Mom said...

hilarious...though I guess anything that looks good on Maisie is gonna look good on Havi as well, and vice versa! :)

A Couple of Misfits said...

Oooo very cute!! I gave up on keeping any collar clean on Skye, so instead we have two. One is her day camp/gross collar, the other is her "dress up" collar. She wears the nice one to agility and on leash walks, but the other one for anything dirty. Both are pink, but one is faded and a little sad looking.

keith said...

You're right! I found a double for Keith! and her collar is really chic!

keith said...

..I forgot..keith is the name of my dog!! my name is roberta

h(eather) said...

super cute! We just got new collars too, must be spring fever?

Froggy said...

I've also been looking at sirius republic trying to figure out which is the best fit for Maize! I also want to get pink because for some reason everyone always thinks she is a boy.