We came home last night from a short trip to Charleston. After we unloaded the car, we let the dogs in the house. Sure enough something was missing from Ellie - her harness. Not just any harness, but the last harness we had for her. Given it was 40 degrees and raining, I was not inclined to take a flashlight, venture into the yard, and search for the missing piece. And, Lily was no help.
This morning, it is 32 degrees outside, Ellie has no ID on and I have no harness to put on her. There are two issues here: Can I locate her harness? And If I do, will it still be in one piece and still in functionable shape? Yes, Ellie is microchipped, however I would feel better if she had a name, phone number, and address somewhere on her. Not every yaywho these days knows to take a dog they picked-up to a vet's office to have it scanned for a microchip.
I guess I could send the second peacock colored harness back to Lupine with an explanation of our dire situation and beg them to replace it with one made of chainmail complete with a homing signal so if (and when) Lily does remove it, we can easily locate it in the back yard. Or, not.