You light up my lifePosted: December 4, 2011
“Baby, it’s cold outside!” And the sun is rising later and setting earlier. I do not like driving in the dark. It makes me nervous; chances are you are walking your dog before or after work in the dark. Extra vigilant, I drive much slower and scope-out every corner, watching, squinting, to ensure I see you and your dog crossing the street. Does walking your dog in the dark make you as worried as me?
While visiting Dogma Bakery in The Village at Shirlington, Store Manager Kamala Mohammed introduced me to the plethora of available holiday and everyday safe-travel products for purchase. Her beautiful dog, Chikita, modeled a Track Jacket Reflective Dog Vest by Ruff Wear for night and low-light conditions. Lightweight and water resistant, this highly visible vest also has a “Light Loop” to attach the Ruff Wear Beacon Safety Light, a high-intensity, silver-dollar-sized LED light. You can conveniently clip the light anywhere on you or your dog and change blink modes: slow flash, fast flash, and always on.
Another precautionary product Kamala showed me was the Nite Dawg LED Dog Collar and Nite Dawg LED Light-Up Dog Leash; each sold separately and doubly effective together. Both use a bright red LED light, which illuminate as a glow or flash. Made of lightweight quality nylon additional reflective stripes provide passive reflectivity.
I will always drive with the utmost caution, but I’m sure you and your dog will enjoy your walk in the dark more if you follow this dogma: Be Safe – Be Seen!
Follow this link to read Jeannette’s article, “Dogma Bakery products make local and long distance travel pet-safe ”
Click here to view Jeannette’s original photo gallery, “Safe local and long distance journeys”
Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery and Boutique is a locally owned independent business in Arlington, VA and the recipient of the 2011 People’s Choice, Arlington Best Business “ABBIE” Award for Best Place to Care for Your Pet. Their knowledgeable staff provides outstanding and personable customer service for you and your dog.