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Dog Day Sunday: Happy Little Camper!

I just spent the weekend camping in Vermont with my lovable little companion, Bailey Bear, and as a child of the 21st century, I naturally documented the whole trip in photographs.

Check out our adventure in the gallery below!

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Before you get too jealous, I will note that our trip featured 30 degree weather, near hurricane winds, and heavy downpours. Ever had to fish an EZ-Up tent from a tree? Yep… it was that kind of weekend.

But enough about our adventure… we want to see yours!

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Dog Day Sunday: Puppy Fashion!

 

 

Let’s face it: a lot of people don’t look too kindly at people who dress up their dogs. “Let a dog be a dog” they often say, rolling their eyes at the small outfits that the poor pooch’s owners forced upon them.

And to be honest, I used to be one of those people before I became a pet owner, too.

I still see pet clothing as kind of a joke, but I’ve come to really understand why people do it, and I’ve even done it myself with my Zuchon Bailey.

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I will note that I don’t often dress Bailey up, but when I do it’s usually for a good reason.

Bailey has hair, rather than fur, which is great for us because she doesn’t shed, but not that great for her because she isn’t able to adjust to frigid temperatures.

We live in Massachusetts, so bundling up Bailey for the winter is a must. The photo above was taken in late December of last year (as you can probably assume by her reindeer!), and you can even see little specks of snow on her that occurred when we walked from the warmth of our house to our snow-ready Subaru.

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Her sweater is perfect for taking walks on snowy days, and she actually has quite a few!

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But although she does have sweaters, we normally won’t put her in clothing, opting instead for a cute bandana (as seen above). I try to coordinate her bandanas with the seasons and holidays, so during March she will wear green for St. Patricks Day, a floral one for spring, a patriotic one for the summer, and a spooky one for Halloween!

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…But on the more chilly October nights Bailey will dress up in her cutest pumpkin sweater! This year we are planning on purchasing an ewok costume for her, as we believe she will make a perfect one!

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Alright, this one I don’t have too much of an excuse for. I dressed Bailey up as a leprechaun princess for her birthday, which just so happens to be on St. Patricks Day. That cute little hat was pretty much impossible to keep on her head (she kept pawing it off) so I only kept it on her long enough for a tiny photo op!

So I guess while my approach to dog fashion is “function and warmth”, I still like to play around with outfits on my pup for my own guilty pleasures! But luckily for Bailey, this is a rare occurrence!

Do you dress your pet up? Let us know in the comments below!

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Feature Your Dog on GGW!

They say that every dog has his day, and here at GGW that day just so happens to be Sunday!

Send photos of your pet dog (or dogs, because there is no such thing as too many pups) to webmaster@geekgirlworld.com and we’ll feature them every Sunday right here on our website!

Don’t forget to share your special stories or memories that you have with your doggy, as well.

Since this is a new feature, we don’t have any photos of your pets to share today. But because I will happily take any excuse to show off my dog, I am more than happy to get the momentum going!

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Meet Bailey Bear! She is a one-year-old Zuchon, a “designer” hybrid breed of a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise. This breed is often referred to as “teddy bears” since they so resemble the stuffed animal (especially as puppies).

We named her Bailey in order to honor our Irish heritage. She may very well be the most Irish of anyone in my family, as she was actually born on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Bailey as a newborn pup! She is only weeks old here.

Bailey is an essential part of my family and in many ways I consider her my 4-legged daughter. Call me crazy, I don’t care, but I refer to myself as her mom!

She does have her own genetic family as well. Bailey’s half brother Riley lives with my own brother and his family just up the road.

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Bailey (left) and Riley (right)

I make sure that Bailey stays very socialized both with people and other dogs. She spends a lot of time with her brother and her best friend Maddie – a German Shepherd who lives up the street. Even though Maddie is completely massive in comparison to her, she still fearlessly plays with her.

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Bailey and Maddie

I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love and adore Bailey! She has brought such happiness into not only my life, but my family’s as well. Needless to say, I am extremely obsessed.

But enough about Bailey for now, I want to see your dog photos!

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