Miss Piggy has a fat neck...the last time she went to the vet (April 2009 for a regular visit), my husband took her and almost lost her in the parking lot after her appointment because she wiggled out of her collar and leash. I knew I was going to have to come up with something else before her next visit this coming April. But then she got very sick last week - ate a piece of black plastic packing material (why do dogs do this????). I had to carry her into the vet hospital, so she was too weak to wriggle out of my arms.
Fortunately, she's all better but had to go back for some more tests today. I knew the collar/leash thing was going to be an issue, so I made her a dress/harness. Oh right...like she was going for that! Right from the first fitting, she figured out she didn't want ANY part of it! So she kept hiding from me - even though I put the dress behind my back, she KNEW it was there! This morning, I caught her on the bed and wrapped her up before she knew what hit her! I velcroed her into the dress/harness and snapped on the matching leash. She jumped off the bed and put her paws up on my husband (who was sitting in a chair putting his shoes on) and looked at him, then back at me, then at him - she was CLEARLY saying "Help!!! Please help!!!!! Don't let her do this to me!!!"
The folks at the vet hospital thought she was sooooo cute, and she seems to have resigned herself to wearing the dress, even though she was absolutely MORTIFIED this morning when I dropped her off for the tests! Perhaps she thought all the other dogs would laugh at her...maybe they did...but I'm seeing MORE dresses in her future, like it or not! It was fun to make and doesn't she look cute?????