Chilly Dog Sweaters

Comfy Saturday! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Sometimes Saturday just calls for a comfy sweater and a good treat. Nate & I have been getting ready for a little party tonight and Basil has just been relaxing! It’s a good day!

Outfit of the day| Comfy Sweater Weather

Chilly Dog Sweater $40

How is your weekend going?

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Tips for Road Tripping with your dog!

Over pack – When it comes to dogs always over pack! Bring everything that you may need just in case. Bring food, large refillable bottle of water, blanket, favorite toy, leash and food/water bowls. We have portable dishes that stay in the car at all times. Plan for an emergency. Even if you are only going on a short day trip, plan for a longer trip, just in case.

Check the weather along your route – For a longer trip make sure to check the weather on the route you will be taking. This isn’t just for you but for your dog. If you need to stop and have to leave your dog in the car you want to make sure its not going to be too hot or too cold. Extreme weather can harm your pet! Never leave your pet in the car when the temperature is above 69 degrees fahrenheit. If its cold my basic rule of thumb is, if its too cold for you its too cold for your dog!

Stop often – You know your dog better than anyone, so you know when they have to use the bathroom. When we are on the road I try to stop at a rest area and let Basil potty even 2 hours at the least. This may sound like a lot but for us and Basil, who is a smaller dog who drinks plenty of water, this works. If you have a larger dog you may not need to stop so much but I would say its better to be safe than sorry!

Make a comfortable space for your pet – For us we have never crated Basil or Nolan when in the car. They have both been great road trip dogs and are just happy to chill in the back seat. To make Basil comfortable I always bring his favorite blanket. He curls up in it and falls asleep. To keep the car seats protected we use a little weight weighted water proof picnic blanket. Its perfect for keeping the car clean from wet, dirty dog or spilled food or water. It is washable and folds up super small. For those of you that do use a crate in the car make sure to add comforts from home like a pillow or blanket.

Set the child locks on the windows – This sounds funny but it is something that we have learned over the years and it has really come in handy. If we don’t set the child locks on the power windows Basil takes it upon himself to lower the windows in the back seat no matter what the weather outside may be.  

 These five tip have helped us when traveling with our dog all over the United States by car. If you have any other tips you would like to add make sure to let me know in the comments below. Hope everyone is staying warm!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil


How to make sure your dog stays warm in chilly weather!

Hello all! I’ve been hearing that a lot of people are being affected by chilly weather and snow storms today so I thought I would share my tips for keeping Basil warm when the thermostat drops. Enjoy and stay warm!

Step 1: Find a cold dog!

Step 2: Add a warm sweater!

Step 3: Don’t forget the scarf!

Step 4: Protect these ears with a hat!

Step 5: Add socks!

Now you’re ready to go outside!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Basil meets Santa!

Last night was pet photos with Santa at the local mall. We got dressed up and fought the wind, rain and traffic so we could have our first family photo with jolly one himself.

Basil loves places like malls and really any shop that allows dogs, so he was beyond excited. Not only did he get to see Santa but he also got to say “hello” to other dogs and a few adorable babies while in line. Once it was our turn Basil pulled me to Santa, he was ready to go. We adjusted our hair and Basil’s brand new Chilly Dog sweater and took a seat. After that is was just a few squeaks of a dog toy and clicks of the camera and we were done.

All the photos came out great and the one below was the chosen one! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and if you are in the Carolina’s and still need your own photo with Santa make sure to check out Santa Max at the Carolina Place mall. Also, makes sure to head over to his Facebook and like him there as well! 

Happy 15th day until Christmas!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Ps. I will be sending these out as Christmas cards. If you would like one just leave a comment using your correct email and I’ll email you for an address. Or just email me at

Happy Sunday Funday!

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It is so relaxing and its football day! So in the spirit of being a little lazy I thought I would share the only two photos that came out from our time in at The Dog Bar last night. 

It was the ugly Christmas sweater party and pet food drive. Admission to this Saturday evening pet-fest was a bag of pet food to be donated to Second Harvest. Basil made a few new friends and had a great time running around like a mad man. We had a blast!

Enjoy your Sunday Funday and Go Hawks!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Don’t worry be happy…. Its Christmas Time! December 7th!

Today’s advent calendar post is to remind everyone that its holiday time and although things may be crazy in your life remember to be happy! I know its easy to let all the madness of packed out stores, traffic jams and your growing to-do list get you down but take one second and let the magic of this season put a smile on your face! It truly is a great time of year!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Let it snow, Let it snow! This Boston wants snow!

Its December 6th and we just got Basil’s new Chilly Dog sweater in the mail. Its absolutely perfect and fits him like a dream. It has a cute little hood that keeps his puppy dog ears warm. Now all we need is a little bit of snow!

Currently in the Carolinas we have been experiencing some serious warm temps with the high being 75 degrees today! (Seriously?!) Basil and I are just hoping for some cooler days so he can show the world how cute he is in his new sweater. For now he will just get to look adorable in the house and on Monday when he gets to meet Santa. Check back everyday for your daily BT advent calendar picture and on Tuesday to find out how it went with Santa!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Christmas moose sends Christmas cheer! – December 4th

Happy Wednesday December 4th! According to the song on the 4th day of Christmas you got 4 calling birds but I thought a Boston in a moose sweater was a little cuter!

We are getting really excited for our Christmas in Texas and we still need more stuff to do on our road trip down there. Check out the post, Christmas in the Southwest , to see where we are going to be and make sure to send in recommendations for where you want to see Basil visit!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

What should Basil wear when he meets Santa?!

Hello! On December 9th Basil is going to meet Santa Clause and we need help deciding what he is going to wear. I want the photos to come out great so we can make them our Christmas cards, so he has to look good! I’m going to order him a new Chilly Dog sweater and want Basil’s fans to pick it for him. Take a look at the photos below and then make sure to vote for your favorite.

Voting is going to close at the end of the day Friday so make sure to vote quickly!

#1 Tan with red

#2 Black, red and white

#3 Red, white and green ELF

#4 Red & white print

#5 Squirrel

What should Basil wear to meet Santa?

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

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