A New Harness

I love taking walks although with the cold weather of winter, my mistress doesn’t take me as often as before. She doesn’t have as much hair to keep her warm as I do. I’m not really sure why that is, but I feel sorry for her so I don’t mind not going as often.

When I first came to be her dog I just wore a collar. When we would go for a walk I was compelled to go as fast as I could. There was so much to see and I couldn’t wait (of course, I was almost choking myself to death with every step). She (my mistress) said she felt like a kite on the end of a string. Next thing I knew she put a harness on me. I guess she thought it would slow me down some. Boy, did I show her. I could not only go as fast as I did before, but I wasn’t choking myself either. I really liked that harness. It never occurred to me that I was being a “Bad Dog”.

Around Christmas time my mistress bought me a new harness. The leash (aka: kite string) attached in the front instead of on the back. What difference could that make?, I was wondering. Well, I soon found out and I didn’t like it one bit. When I lunged to get into my normal fast pace something unpleasant and unforseen took place. I did a summer-salt before I knew what happened, or even what that was. At first I thought maybe I had tripped on some ice or something so I tried it again. I don’t like summer-salts. They make you feel a little stupid and dizzy. I walk at a much slower pace now, but my mistress seems much happier.

Your friend, Harley       still feeling a little dizzy


About Kathy

I am semi retired and had lots of free time on my hands. I still work part time as a bookkeeper at the little hardware store in our small town but I still had free time to fill so I became a blogger here at The Harley Factor. I also am a compulsive beader so I started a beading blog to show off my bead work call Compulsive Beading. As I have gotten older and mostly wiser I have become very opinionated on a lot of subjects and will share them with you from time to time when I can't keep my mouth shut. Kathy Sinclair

5 comments on “A New Harness

  1. Mom used a thunder leash on me to teach me to heal. It turns into a harness
    When I forget

    • What is a thunder leash? It sounds pretty usefull

      • It a regular leash with a phalange that the leash fits in. When your dog walks to fast it tightens a little around the chest. Goggle it ,it is made by the same company as the thunder shirt. Pricey but worth it

  2. Harley you really need to stop being so naughty. You are so lucky to have so much hair especially with how cold it is in this polar vortex. We are -50 where I live

    • Whow! That’s pretty cold. It’s a balmy 27 here. Hope you are staying warm and no frozen pipes. As far as being naughty, I think that’s my middle name.

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