|Princess Bonnie modeling|
As a pedestrian it's easy to rely on people in cars being able to spot you. Truthfully, when driving, it's difficult to see people - and dogs - walking along the road. I know this when I'm in a car, and forget it the second I'm on foot.
In February this year, I wrote about the PupLight - a flashlight constructed for dogs. Princess Bonnie and I have used this every evening since, and it's a robust and reliable product. I've had to change batteries a couple of times, but that's it.
The light hangs down a bit from an adjustable collar, so it's easily seen. It can also be put on the dog's regular collar.
I like it because it's easy for me and others to see where she is. If it's dark outside I like to put it on even if we just mosey around in the yard. I can't see the black dog in all the darkness, but I can sure see the little light bouncing around.
I've gotten so used to the PupLight I don't really think about it anymore. It's become a part of our evening routine; Bonnie goes to the door and sits down, waiting for me to put on her reflective harness. After the harness, the PupLight comes on, and off we go.
The other day, a car pulled over next to us. The driver rolled down the window and said, "That's a really cool flashlight for your dog. It's so dark here, and I can actually see you." Mission accomplished!
Good investments for staying safe in the dark: doggie flashlight, reflective harness or leash, and a flashlight for yourself.
Have you tried this product, or a light-up harness, leash, or collar? I'd love to hear your comments and thoughts!
~ Maria Sadowski ~