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    Now its getting chilly, Pippi is getting cold (Barney is always toasty, he has a nice thick double coat.

    Pippi just has a very fine thin coat and is starting to get a bit cold now at night and I imagine, will start gettign cold during the day (cold ears and some shivering).

    She is warm when she is curled up next to me, or Barney, or in our bed but otherwise shes cold.

    She is inside during the day (due to her escaping) and has her bed (really just a glorified cushion).

    We have a number of jackets/coats for her due to her thin fur, but she HATES wearing them. And I mean she hates them. She goes from being this really happy jaunty playful little dog, to a sulky thing who wont play or let you touch her back when she is wearing a jacket.

    Its not so bad when we are home because she spends most of her time next to me, but what can I do when we are at work? I dont really want to put the jacket on because she hates them.

    Do you reckon one of those cat beds that is fully enclosed with just a hole to get in might help?

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    The cat igloos are great, keeps them nice and snuggly.

    I would probably just use something like a cardboard box with some blankets at first to see if she will go in it.
    I have bought cat igloos for mine before and they refused to go in them, I wish I had have saved my money!

    Heated dog beds are good too, you can get them at pet stores and at one point Kmart was selling them. They are just a flat dog bed that you plug into a power point.

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    Heated pet beds are a good idea – If you hunt around you can get them pretty cheaply. But blankets work a treat too. Johnny makes himself a nest of blankets. And even drags his blanket around the yard into the sunny spots.

    I agree with Crested - I have cats who don't like the igloos!

    Johnny gets sooky about his harness now but dons a coat just fine. He is so moody in the winter!

    Johnny has been in our bed all week now – it is so cold this year even the cats are curling up with us.

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    Depending on her bed, you could also sew a blanket to the top, like an igloo but a bit more snuggly. I find that my dog is a bit of a spaz and can never figure out how to get the blanket back over her once she's gotten out from under it.

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    Thanks peeps, will try a blanket initially....and might get an igloo to try. If she doesnt use it, its not a biggy

    Pippi is fine with a harness, but she wore jackets last winter and seemed fine about tem then, this year shes not liking them at all LOL. She look cute in them though LOL

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    Could it be she's learnt if she looks miserable she gets fussed over or the coat removed?

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    If you really wanted to push the coat issue you could put it on her then act like 8 christmases came at once. Walk her, special treats, really enforce that the coat means lots of fun and great times until she becomes comfortable in it.

    If she's already worn one last year then I'd push to get her to wear it again. She'll be warm and look super adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    Could it be she's learnt if she looks miserable she gets fussed over or the coat removed?
    I dunno, once I decide she is cold, she just generally has to wear it anyway LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jucealala View Post
    If you really wanted to push the coat issue you could put it on her then act like 8 christmases came at once. Walk her, special treats, really enforce that the coat means lots of fun and great times until she becomes comfortable in it.

    If she's already worn one last year then I'd push to get her to wear it again. She'll be warm and look super adorable!
    She gets fussed over anyway when shes got one on because she looks so cute.

    Maybe we should stop saying to her "do you want your jacket on?" before we put it on because invariably her response is to run away LOL

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