Hi everyone. This is Lilie the Westie.
When the humans got my puppy collar, they got the next size up as well, so they could put it on me when the one I had started getting too tight. This seemed like a great idea, and is exactly what they did:
There was just one problem with the plan: the next size up of that particular type of collar was actually a little bigger than I needed, and there was no way to make it tighter. Looser, yes. But not tighter.
Now, since I was nine and a half months old, so would possibly grow a bit more - I could still grow a little even now, at alittle over ten months old - the humans figured that wasn't a big deal. Better too loose than too tight, right?
Except this collar was just a little looser than was advisable, and got in my way when I was playing with my toys.
I swear I didn't chew it on purpose!
Like I said, it was in the way when I was playing with my toys. I can't be blamed for that, can I?
Luckily, it seems the humans agree with me, because I didn't get in trouble.
I did get something though: a brand new collar.
As it happened, the bigger collar got broke at a time when I could still wear my old one. They'd changed me to the other one before it got too tight for me, in case I had a growth spurt or something - whatever one of those is. But there was still just about enough room for Mummy to stick a couple of fingers between my neck and the collar on the loosest setting, so she said it was OK for them to put the old one back on me until they could take me to the petstore place to get a new one. I was relieved about that, because I get really upset when I don't have a collar on. I just don't feel dressed without one.
So, off to the petstore place we went, which meant a trip to town... YAY!
Daddy picked out a new collar for me from the ones the petstore place had. It's purple, because Mummy likes purple things, and my other collars were purple. Anyway, here I am wearing it:
It fits me better than that other "big girl collar" did, but still has room to be loosened if I have one of those growth spurt things. That second part seems very important to the humans for some reason. Personally, all I care about is that I have a collar, it fits, it has my tags and bells on it (along with the little heart charm Daddy gave me) and it doesn't get in my way when I'm trying to play.
Lots of licks,