Our precious Wonder Pug has made his feelings known. He loathes the Buddy Belt. The blessed Buddy Belt is not cheap. It is one of those items you buy your pooch once he's grown and it is supposed to be your "go-to" harness for all things for the on the go canine. I bought George his Buddy Belt after he went through a host of harnesses (Puppia) and cool collars, but he outgrew the Puppia brand and would skillfully slip out of it and make a run for it. (From Dirty Dancing: "Nobody puts Georgie in a collar.")
George-on-the-run is quite a site. He pauses, discovers he's free, and bolts. But, he doesn't have a great command of his paws and that big body so he looks alot like the Roadrunner when he's getting ready to sprint. George the Wonder Pug is quite the character. He wants nothing more than to be right up in your face but don't box him in -- he will break free. Hence, the Buddy Belt.
When the BB first arrived I was really excited because I think it's great looking and high quality and a true work of genius. The BB looks alot like a pair of sunglasses when it is flattened out or some say it looks like some kind of S&M device, but it works. But, our little Georgie doesn't like it. At first I thought he was just being "George" and would trick him to try and put it on. It's been a few months now since we have had the BB, but today was the final showing. He literally hid under the bed when I tried to put it on him. And, it was Dog Park time...so you know something was definitely up.
To compare -- on Saturday a few of my pals and I headed out to some high-end boutiques in Danville, Dog Bone Alley and Mollie's Pupp Purree. Adorable stuff abounds in these stores and I can't be trusted to not buy something for my precious boy. George is the proud owner of a Burberry type harness and leash now and what can I say - the boy's got class. He LOVES IT!
So, what gives with the darn tootin buddy belt? I think I have figured out a few things about the blessed belt that might be annoying our little guy.
1. Leather is pretty stiff and thick.
2. Inside of belt is pretty hard leather instead of a smoother leather.
3. I need to get the Buddy Belt Liner! Yes, they have a liner for the Buddy Belt.
I wrote to the company because they have a good reputation of standing behind their products and I'm not ready to give up on the Buddy Belt. I will keep you all informed of the response I get...perhaps they will make an extra soft one for George the Wonder Pug. He is worth it, isn't he?!!
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