hello gentle readers, this is trixie doodles. sorry to interrupt dennis’s lurid tales of mystery and adventure but i went shopping the other day and i want to show off my new clothes.
On the “Best … Tag … Ever” post, TwoBarkingDogs mentioned an envelope for eliminating the “tag jinglies” associated with a dog’s rabies, identification, and license tags, and then I mentioned that Tucker used to have such an envelope. I was pretty sure I had a picture of him wearing it, and lo and behold, I had already uploaded it a while back, for use in the Snow Puppy post.
Note the blue nylon pouch — that’s where his tags lived when he was a young pup. It definitely eliminated the jingles! Plus, he could use it to carry his cigarettes.
So while I was taking pictures of Tucker waiting for his mama to finish laying down his cheese trail, I got a closeup of his collar, prominently featuring his Boomerang tag. Specifically, this is the Boomerang CollarTag, which is a sturdy stainless steel plate engraved with up to four or five lines of text, depending on the size of the tag. They slip on to the collar and then pretty much stay put; they don’t jingle, they don’t hang from a little metal loop, and as far as I can tell they never wear out. (This one is about six years old.)
Of course, if the dog loses his collar he loses his tag, but other than that these tags aren’t going anywhere. In fact they’re pretty difficult to get off even when you’re trying to remove them.