Monday, February 4, 2013

HooRag Pet Product Review: Well, That Was Easy!

As you may be aware, I love dressing Desmond up in doggie clothes and whatnot. I'm only a little bit ashamed of that.

Unfortunately, Desmond finally got fed up with my antics and has been far less cooperative in this regard as he used to be. It's quite a challenge to get anything on him that involves putting his front legs through something (I think this stems from a very-difficult-to-get-on car harness, but that's beside the point).

The fact that he thinks he is a human member of this family 99% of the time and then conveniently decides to be a dog when we'd like him to be presentable for a holiday outing or family BBQ, well, that's just rude!

This has been going on for a while, since the summer if not earlier, so when Hurricane Sandy came and destroyed all of Desmond's clothes and bandanas and accessories (yes, even his dress shirt collar and tie--therein lies the real tragedy in this whole mess), I know he did a little happy dance behind my back.

Along came the HooRag.

A HooRag is a seamless microfiber bandana that you just slip on over your dog's head. Or your own. They're rather versatile in that way. No, I am not making that up. You can totally share them. Well, if you both fit in the same one, you can. But this is not the point.

The point is that the HooRag is pretty cool. It's soft, it's washable, and it comes in a bunch of colors and designs. My personal favorites are the paisleys. HooRag sent over two designs for us: one in blue & white with their logo on it and one "Bonedana" in brown.

Let's take a closer look at the HooRag and then we'll have someone from this family model one for you. I'll give you three guesses whom that will be.

HooRag all wrapped up
HooRag all spread out. To give you an idea of how big it is, it's spread out over my 13" MacBook. You can see where it flops over the sides.
Very easy to fold and roll and otherwise manipulate
Nothing tricky to figure out or tie. Just a big 'ol tube of material that you slide onto the dog's head/neck.
A closeup of the fabric. It's very soft and slinky and kind of shiny/shimmery. I feel like I have worn dresses in a similar material.
A couple ways to wear it, if you're not a dog. Click to enlarge.

And then there was a photoshoot...

So the HooRag is pretty cool and Desmond didn't give me any trouble putting it on him--not even when it went on his head (though that did not last long). I know he looks the opposite of enthusiastic, but, well, he always looks like that, now, doesn't he? We'll definitely continue to use these (I may steal the blue one for myself--great for walking to the gym in the cold).
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