Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Since we live in a drafty, old house,
we were concerned that Java
was getting too cold at night.

You might recall
that a few weeks ago,
we were searching
for a viable option

for getting a sweater
for our sweet

You all jumped it
and gave us some
great advice.

But the folks over at

Three Dogs Animal Sanctuary
suggested that we check out
Dover Saddlery,
a maker of horse blankets.

And we did
and they had the perfect blanket/coat
for our big man.
He measures 36 inches
from the base of his neck
to the base of his tail
so nothing we found in
regular stores fit him.

Now that Mom has seen this,
she knows that she could have easily made one,
but he is content to wear it
and we are happy to help him feel warmer.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Hollie and Janie said...

You look soooo handsome in your coat!!

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Java! I could lend woo some of my fur, but I think that the coat will work fine too, Mum got the little Scampi one too, he is always cold. It looks great on woo!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Oreo said...

WHoa!! Looks good and feels warm, it cant get any better than that!!

Merry Christmas Java and keep warm!!

Agatha and Archie said...

OK we are all caught up!! HAppy Birthday to all whos birthdays we missed, a big MUAHHH to Lilly ,we are gald that Java is toasty warm and most of all Happy Holidays to all of you from us!! Love and kisses A+A

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Java looks very nice and warm.
I know that, that blanket was not cheap, but Java is worth it!!!
So glad Java feels better!
Blessings, Bambi and Fern

Angus said...

When you get to a certain age there's nothing that's quite as important as a comfy cardigan.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwww Java...sure your mommy did a great things buying it for you!!!!
You look soooooooooooo comfy and warm!!!!
Sorry for haven't been around so much...but our secretary was very very busy!!!
But we thought to you every day!!!!
We wish you a happy and warm Christmas filled with love and joy and peace!!!!
You're special for us and we're very very happy to met you in this year!!!!
Enjoy your Holydays sweet friends!!
Tons of love and kisses and licks!!!

Martine said...

That sure looks warm for sweet Java!!

When Sherman was getting older my mom got him a heated bed for nights. My parents house was built in 1900s and even though they've replaced windowns and things, it's still can get really cold in chicago in the winter in a old house!

xo martine & the kiddlets


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Ooooo that coat does look toasty Java!! Wear it in excellent health!!


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Java you look quite handsome in your sweater! Now you are ready to face old man winter.

Merry Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Java you look lovely in your warm snuggly coat.. I love it.. HUgs GJ xx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

That should keep woo warm and toasty!


Sue said...

Good for Java. Now he has his new coat to keep him toasty and he looks pretty handsome in it, too.

Clive said...

That looks a great coat for Java! We're sure he really appreciates it!

love and woofs

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful coat, Java! We bet you're nice and warm now!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That looks like just the thing he needs AND he looks so handsome - great color against his chocolate brown.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Two French Bulldogs said...

Who cares about the drafty pretty house now. That is a snuggly warm coat..Cute!
Benny & lily

BRUTUS said...

I used to get things from Dover Saddlery all the time (when I had horses), just recently fell off thier catalog list even though it's been years! Great place! Glad Java will be all cozy for Christmas!!

Holiday Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Smushie Ranch said...

That's a wonderful story. And that sweater looks like it was made for him. Grandma is coming up Christmas day and bringing her sewing machine to make us some fleece jackets. Can't wait to show 'em off to everyone!

Stella, Gunther & Betty

Ms. ~K said...

I love it! Big warm hugs to Java!

Sally said...

That looks like one warm coat - sorry you have to shop at Big 'n' Tall to get it - lots of warm snuggles from us.
Have a very Merry Christmas and we hear that eggnog can warm your toes too!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Poppy Q said...

Java you look very shy in your fancy new threads.

Keep warm little family and have a very Merry Christmas.

Julie and Poppy Q

Dexter said...

Dude! Is that a horse blanket? Well, if it keeps you warm. And it does look rather stylish.


TwoSpecialWires said...

We'll be honest. We haven't been reading. But we will. And we won't skip anything we've missed!

We do want to wish you a very Joyful and Peaceful Merry Christmas. What a wonderful time of the year.

We love you guys! So much.
Wirey hugs and Christmas Kisses to you all.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Anonymous said...

Now that looks warm and cozy!

Its so cold out today, that I wish I had two of them for my fur kids.

Happy New Year.

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