Despite all that has been going on with Titan and his almost ripped off toe nail, we managed to find some “cute” time when Titan’s very first coat arrived from Baxter Boo. Boy, was it an experience trying to find one to fit!
Here’s Titan’s measurements:
- Neck = 21 inches
- Chest = 34.5 inches
- Neck to Tail = 23 inches
The issue on fit is his chest size. He’s got big moobies like his Momma! So we found a coat we liked, on Baxter Boo, and checked for fit.
We ended up having to get an Xtra Large. Seems strange cause he’s such a lil guy. So it arrive and I was so anxious to get it on him. We tried it on and well, it’s a tad big around the neck, but fits his chest so it will do. He was feeling miserable so I didn’t purse any pictures until this morning.
Before I left for work, I suited him up and out the door we went. Unfortunately, his injury is still bothering him and we didn’t get far. Not even out the gate this time. So here’s the first two pics and I’m sure you can see the misery in his face.
That last pic almost looks like FEAR in his eyes however he really wanted to go outside as he so loves our morning and evening walks. Again, it didn’t last long due to his toe.
So this afternoon, we get a bit of snow. Bad timing cause Titan and I love to play in it. So what’s the story behind the orange coat? Well, it matches my pit bull taxi.
Pretty close, no? So instead of trying to walk Titan tonight, I decided to just be out in the yard with him. With the snow coming down, I was super paranoid about him slipping down the deck steps. I kept sweeping them off and then laying Safe Paws down; then sweeping again, again, and again.
While we were outside, I managed to take a few more pics. BTW, Titan LOVES wearing his coat!
The snow was still coming down in the pic. Looks a tad distorted.
One of his favorite past times……. eating snow.
So the coat is a definite plus. It’s reversible and will be good in rain as well. Glad I finally did it. Now to get booties to match. Not sure how he’ll like the booties though but we’re gonna try.
Update on the toe:
Titan is scheduled to go back to the vet Tuesday night. We actually had his annual exam already scheduled that day so when speaking with the vet today, she said “We’ll see ya Tuesday.” Until then, I’m trying to keep Titan from running around and acting like an idiot. I’m so afraid he’s going to rip the nail entirely off and having to make an Emergency visit to the Animal Hospital where they don’t even know Titan. That could be a REAL bad thing.
The hubs has helped me soak his paw in the iodine and water solution. I couldn’t keep him still enough myself and keep his paw in the bowl. Thank you hubs for stepping up to the plate.
The vet said the nail would need to be removed so I’m PRAYING that she can do it Tuesday night. I hate the idea of taking him back, leaving him, them sedating him, and surgically removing the nail. However, if that’s what it comes down to, I’ll have no choice. Titan does not do well in cages, crates, and putting him into a kennel would just be bad news so any prayers you can send my way would be greatly appreciated.
By the way, I wanted to thank all of you for supporting me through the Titan nail injury. You’ve been a truly fabulous support system and I am forever grateful!