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« on: December 08, 2008 12:16:13 AM »

My fiance and I just got two mini-dachshunds that are 5 weeks old.  They are TINY and shiver like crazy if they're not wrapped up in a blanket.  I was looking for sweaters for them, but the smallest size I've seen in stores around here is xxs and that is way to big for them.  Then I remembered a tut I saw on here for a sock sweater, so I picked up some fuzzy socks at walmart and made a sweater.  I only did one so far but I will be making lots more Smiley  Next time I won't use socks made out of fun fur since it unravels and sheds like crazy but it just looks so darn cute!  I stuck him in it like a sleeping bag and marked where his arms needed to go, then I snipped the armholes and hand stitched around them so it wouldn't unravel, and I cut some off the back (the toe part) and stitched around that too.

Anyway here is Dexter with his new sweater:




(In this picture you can see little Wednesday his sister snuggling with my fiance in the background)



Yay, no more shivers!  Next time it will have to be made shorter on the bum-end so he doesn't dribble pee on it  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008 12:42:39 AM »

Yay for quick, easy, crafty solutions! Oh and by the way, can I steal your puppies? Sooo cute! They have a long life of craftiness ahead of them  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008 01:10:48 AM »

Thanks!  There are going to be many many many more crafts in the future for these two!  And yes, you can steal them, but only for a few snuggles then I'll need them back because my lap will be cold without them!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008 02:15:01 AM »

Sock sweaters are a genius idea. But the poor little pup looks lonely for his Mom! Isn't he kinda young?
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008 02:26:14 AM »

Sock sweaters are a genius idea. But the poor little pup looks lonely for his Mom! Isn't he kinda young?

Some people say six weeks, some people say eight weeks, but these two have been fully weaned for over a week eating solid food and have spent very little time with "mom" in the past week.  I got them from a coworker who breeds (I know, don't throw rocks at me!  I've rescued in the past also!)  and she said that "mom" stops caring for them after about 5 weeks so that's usually when she gives them away.  They are doing just fine on their own but they do enjoy lots of human interaction also.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008 03:28:34 AM »

ssooooo cute! I love both of them! hehe! great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008 04:32:40 AM »

Too cute and what a clever idea. I have a regular dachshund and he is forever cold also. Too bad the sock idea wouldn't work for him! But he is really good about burrowing under the blankets Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008 05:59:34 AM »

I've always loved Dachshunds, that is just so super cute. I'm sure you don't need reminding that a sweater is no replacement for copious amounts of snuggles though!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008 06:35:42 AM »

This might just be the most adorable thing I've seen in a long time Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008 08:01:34 AM »

Oh!  So cute!  As for being tiny at 5 wks. old I got my dog back when he was 6wks old.  And he fit in the palm of my husbands hand.  I too have heard people say anywhere from 5-8 wks when it comes to when the pups are old enough to leave their moms.  I think it depends on the pup a little too, as some start to eat solid food quicker then others too.   
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