When it comes to clothing, I mostly don’t wear any. However, when I go outside in adverse weather I need protection. Like anyone else, I don’t like rain pelting on me. My body is very small, so I don’t have a big internal furnace. My short hair doesn’t do much to keep me warm, either. Our apartment is well-heated in wintertime, making the contrast outdoors all the greater. Seasonal temperatures rise and fall, so I need a variety of protection. A lot of dog clothing available in stores is poorly-designed. It doesn’t protect well, often is of cheap quality, and sometimes even looks downright silly. I’m not even referring to humiliating costumes. However, there are attractive, fashionable items to be had if you look for them. I think that you’ll find that my wardrobe represents good examples of good choices. First of all are my sweaters. One of my favorites is my black sweater with grey classic decoration, purchased at Le Petit Puppy, 18 Christopher Street (just east of 6th Avenue), the same store where Ted found me. That sweater has been admired almost as much as I am. However, it’s getting a little tight now from many washings--- So recently my newest all-round sweater, a black chain-link, was purchased at PetSmart, 632 Broadway (at Bleecker). I particularly like this new one because it slides on and off easily. I’m not crazy about having to put my head through things. Some of my prettiest sweaters are from Wagwear, 48 East 11th Street (between University and Broadway), available also at www.wagwear.com. They are of heavier quality, well-knitted, in a variety of colors. I have three. I wasn’t used to sleeves on my front legs, and Ted laughed when I walked like a stick-dog in them at first, but I got over it. They are perfect weight when we visit homes that are not as heated as I'm used to. Also from Wagwear is my smart-looking raincoat that everyone admires. It wraps nicely around me, with a hood to protect my head, provided my ears don’t get in the way. For cooler weather it has a removable, inner, quilted lining, Velcro-attachable. Throughout the cold months my coats are very important. I have three purchased at Citipups Village, 45 Christopher Street (just west of 7th Avenue). Two of them, one tan and one red, are basically the same design. I wear the tan one by itself, but the red one also fits nicely under the third from Citipups, a black overcoat, for especially cold days. We try out new concepts, too. My little yellow Pawz boots are very handy, once Ted figured out how to put them on using a key ring. However, they wear out quickly. So we've been trying new red Pup Crew boots from Petco. They're faux leather with hard rubber soles, and zip up with Velcro-adjustable ankle straps. They took some getting used to, but they never leak, and keep my feet out of the salt-ridden snow slush. Here's a handsome coat with buckled straps from Michael J. Fashions at www.michaeljfashion.com, one of my favorites, for dress-up days. I’m adding a few photos of past items I either outgrew or wore out. © 2012-2014 Woodwrit, Inc. For still-photo and video modeling, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.