Last December, I stumbled across the cutest silicone dog tags I’ve ever seen: Besties. I snatched up the Spaced Out tag immediately (even though the Pizza My Heart was a close second–for a boy and his mother!) and totally loved it.
Until this autumn, when I left it somewhere on the west edge of Geary Lake. Not only did we lose the tag, we lost his first harness, too. I even went back on a rescue mission to get it –because I know exactly where I dropped it! I even have this ominous “last photo“– but it was nowhere to be found.
So it was back to Besties where I ordered a Spaced Out replacement. I love the design so much, I just couldn’t go with something different. Plus, I’m so sentimental–this was Alfie’s first big boy tag, after all. As a bit of a suprise, we also got our hands on their new Design Your Own tag, too. Of course, we went with the Space Cadet option, on gray!
Isn’t he the most out of this world boy? We’re expecting a boat load of snow this evening, but it was still nice enough this morning to get out for a quick impromptu photoshoot at the tennis court down the street.
I’m not sure I could ever go back to plain old metal tags after switching to silicone dog tags. I’ve seen some hand stamped ones that I like, but silicone has so many advantages for a dog who gets as dirty as Alf does. Honestly, it really makes me want to look into biothane for our next harness/leash. I’ve heard great things, and I’ve seen some really fun designs on Etsy. They’re more expensive, but I really think it would be worth it, with as much time as we spend at the lake.