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Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:44 pm
by Epiceneguy
So I took my dog for a walk in a near by woods last Thursday and decided as it was an out of the way place I'd wear my kilt, it was the right decision, it was so comfortable and felt great, I even felt quite 'macho' in a weird way (eat your heart out Gibson!!!! :lol: )

So today I took her on another walk, this time close to home and a short one and so went in my jeans, the difference was palpable.

I come down 100% in favour of the kilt, the jeans felt so restrictive and rubbed (even though I don't think I'm carrying that much extra timber!) against my thighs!

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Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:30 pm
by Spirou003
In both two photos you look good, and btw the kilted one is the best choice considering actual heat wave. Jeans are basically most of the time not very comfortable. Most pants I wear are a bit lightweighter than jeans and are still warm and a bit restrictive. Other pants I wear are in linen, which is fresh enough for heat waves when there is wind otherwise they're too warm too. I went outside today near from midday, with full linen outfits I endured easily 30°C even if I'm used to be weak against warm weather. I'm proud and happy to finally have found them, it was hard but that's worthy :)

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:54 pm
by Kirbstone
Nice leisure kilt, but no dog!. In this current heat I cannot conceive of actually wearing jeans of any sort. I'm into the sport of serious competitive dog walking. Nothing cardio-vascular, mind, but I practice all my funny party songs to my big dogs as I walk them. My German Shepherd Benjy has heard them so often that he has them all off by heart, but he just can't quite get his tongue around them yet.

Tom

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:54 pm
by Chirp
Once u go hiking in jeans then try kilt, Your hooked, Even shorts do not feel as good as kilt,

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:25 am
by GerdG
When taking the dog out – which always means walking down the road and into the woods – I will nine out of ten days wear a kilt, either traditional or utility or other kind of skirt.

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On the remaining day out of ten I will be in pants, shorts most often.

Our neighbors have years ago got accustomed to see me in “skirts”. When my dear wife is accompanying me on the walks, I will wear a traditional kilt, however, but always without a sporran. She thinks a shoulder bag looks better, but often I have other pockets.

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:57 pm
by Kirbstone
Very nice kilt, Gerd. Not altogether sure of the colour rendering, but it looks like a Thompson Camel to me. I have one, which I cherish.

Dog off stage to the left. Hate those reel leads, My mother-in-law got tangled up in one, lost her balance and broke a leg while out dog- walking. Not funny.

Tom

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:12 am
by GerdG
It is a Thompson Camel, Tom, as you might better see on this picture, also showing the dog. As to the reel lead, I have also tried more conventional ones but have gone back to the reel.

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Gerd

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:28 am
by Shilo
Those reel leads may be fine for the smaller dog but if a large one decides to take off on one they can build up quite a momentum before you can press the button to stop it. Thus squirrels, pigeons, rabbits etc. begin to pose a safety hazard. I’ve suffered the consequences and now favour a police style 8ft lead in leather.
Kilts are however a firm favourite for dog walking and I like your style

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm
by Spirou003
Very good choices! :)

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:36 am
by GerdG
Shilo wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:28 am
Those reel leads may be fine for the smaller dog but if a large one decides to take off on one they can build up quite a momentum before you can press the button to stop it.
Yes. I have had an accident, resulting in bleeding knees.

GerdG

Re: Walking the dog (not a euphemism, lol)

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:33 am
by r.m.anderson
If you have two dogs as I did at one time and two of dem reely devices - - - LOOK OUT !!
Beware when the lines cross you don't find yourself doing a hopscotch with the devil !

I had an occasion where leaning over to pick up a pile of smelly matter both reely devices
were in one hand and both dogs took off after a squirrely critter almost yanking me arm
out of its socket.

What is nice about the braking system is you can press the ratchet down causing the line
to vibrate signaling the dog on the other end to whoa you are coming to the end of a neck
snapping jolt !

Use skillfully you can let out the line to almost the end and reel it back in giving both
you and your pet some room to roam with - just be careful of fixed objects causing
mayhem when the leash is wrapped around that object and nobody goes anywhere
until the puzzle is solved.