Our brand new harness for the cart arrived last Thursday!
I was so excited when I saw the package sitting at my door when I came home from work that I found it hard to contain myself. As I rushed up the stairs I was thinking to myself that I couldn’t believe the manufacturer fit the whole harness in this tiny little package.
This is a harness for a 145 pound dog to pull a cart. How in the world do they fit it in an envelope?
Well they fold it up and shove it in the envelope and then when someone like me gets it and opens it up, they get very confused, very fast.
Obviously, I’m not a harness person, so when I took the harness out of the bag and saw this:
I got a little concerned. There’s way too much stuff going on there and there was no arrows on the harness telling me which way was up and which strap went were.
Of course there were directions.
But that was like me reading Chinese.
Cinches? Cinch loops? Adjustable straps. D-ring?
Every voice in my head told me to just wait until my husband came home before I tried to harness up one of the dogs. If I didn’t wait I was bound to create a huge mess.
I didn’t wait.
I tried it on Sherman and it didn’t go well.
2 hours later my husband came home, exhausted from work, and just looked at me struggling with Sherman and the harness and shook his head.
“It’s upside down and backwards.” he said.
By this time I was at my wits end and I took the harness off and handed it to my husband.
He did better than I did with it but it still wasn’t right.
We gave up for the night and tried again the following day.
This time we used Leroy and after struggling for awhile we finally got it right.
Or at least I think it’s right. I was too mentally exhausted to actually hook him up to the cart and see if it works. That will come next week.
In other mischief news, I have to make a little bit of a public service announcement.
It has come to my attention that I have been deemed spam by some of your blogs. I noticed it a few weeks when I was leaving comments on some of my favorite wordpress blogs. I would leave a comment and then it wouldn’t show up. I would go back and check later and still nothing.
After stalking my good blogging friend Caren from Dakota’s Den, she let me know the other day that she found my comments in her blog’s spam folder. So I am just letting some of you know that if you haven’t seen me commenting on your blog in the last few weeks, I have been, they are just in your spam folder! It seems like this happening more so on wordpress and typepad blogs and not blogger blogs.
One more thing! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the Human Shaming Blog Hop! That was a blast and everyone’s posts had me laughing so hard all day!
O.k. That’s it! That’s my PSA! Now onto the Mischief Hop!