Monday, March 4, 2013

A SPI In The House!

As you already know, our pawrents are planning to start running with us soon.  So they started looking on the Internet for a hands-free leash.  Mom says she does not want to try and run while holding onto a leash.  They looked at several but the one that really caught their eyes was the SPILEASH Hands Free Leash.

Mom and Dad were already familiar with the SPIBELT because they have them for running.  It is a belt that when empty totally collapses but will expand enough to hold lots of stuff (SPI stands for Small Personal Item).  Mom likes it cuz she says you can't even feel you're wearing it.  The other thing that interested them about the SPILEASH is that it comes in different sizes (lengths).  So mom wondered if the SPILEASH people might be interested in sending us some samples to try out and evaluate on our blog.

The nice lady at SPILEASH said she would be happy to send us some leashes to test.  Today we received 2 leashes, one in each of the 2 available colors.  The red one is the "LONG" length, it is 7 feet long (including the part that goes around the waist).  The black one is the standard length of 6 feet (including waist part).  The waist is totally adjustable.  This next photo shows the adjustment for the waist.  It is well built and seems it would have no problem holding up.  You can see the pouch (with the zipper) is totally collapsed down to the same width of the webbed belt portion (1" wide).  The webbed belt runs behind the pouch so the strength of the leash isn't compromised.

The pouch is big enough (since it expands) to hold important things you need when walking or running with your dog.  I told mom to fill mine with some milk bones, dried beef liver, and poop bags (she LOVES saving up my poops, I think she must put them under her pillow).  She said she might put her cell phone in it too.

This is what the whole thing looks like.  The snap is heavy duty, Dad liked that.

Stanley and I wanted to model the leashes so you could get an idea of how they looked with a handsome mini Goldendoodle attached to it.  Mom made me cut her out of the photos because she ran 13 miles today and said she looked "like crap".  Personally, I think she looks beautiful every day.

This is Dad and Stanley with the LONG leash.  The leash can be put on to have the dog on either side.  Do you see the loop near the collar?  That is a hand grip.  Of course we have good enough manners that our pawrents would never need that (remember the ink is barely dry on our CGC certifications), but other dogs might need it.

This is me and mom.  At first we thought maybe I should have the longer leash since I am shorter but it might be long enough that I will get tangled up in it.  Mom likes me to be next to her so we are going to start out with the standard length but we will test both of them to see which we prefer.

This is the hand loop but once again, I have manners so I told her she would not need it.

We're going to put the leashes through the test and we'll review them in an upcoming post.  So far we are very happy with them.  Mom said she  thought of lots of other things to use them for besides running and walking and is excited to see how it works out. We'll take them with us when we take our upcoming vacation to Zion National Park and test them for hiking too. We expect our review will be near the end of the month.

Just so you know, we were not paid for our endorsement and we are not affiliated with the SPILEASH company.  If anyone wants further information, their web site is HERE.  The leashes retail for $29.99.


Pee Ess - Me and Stanley are going to the dogtur tomorrow.  Mom wants to make sure that the little "skip" in my gait is nothing to worry about (I have been like that "forever" and still run lightening fast!) and Stanley needs to make sure he is fine for running too cuz sometimes his leg pops out weird).


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Doods... those look SUPER... leaves both of your peeps' hands Free fur dispensing Treats and scritches.

Ranger said...

Thanks for the review. I didn't know they even had hands free leashes. Very cool.

Kten said...

That looks like an interesting leash. Maybe getting something like that would save our Lady's back from all the pulling we do. Happy running and we hope the doctor is good. Lee and Phod who do not like the doctor.

NanaNor's said...

Hi buys, what wonderful leads! I know you are both so well mannered that you'll. never need to have mom/dad use the hand hold. Lifting you both up that you get a perfect report from the Dr. Sending warm Az. Sunshine to you-I sure miss my boy.

Cara n Crew said...

the pouch on the leash looks nifty. and you pups make great models :) you know, our mom saves Wriggley's #2's when they are out walking too...must be a mom thing... Wriggley's leash for our mom is paws free too, but his leash part is only 5' - he says a longer leash gets wrapped under his leg funny. Mom and Wriggley are very interested to see how you like the SPILeash :) We'll keep our paws crossed you get the all-clear to run, run, Run!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! It's a good one ... now you made my mom an idea. Good Luck to the dogtur. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

scotsmad said...

That's a good way to keep your peeps near you. They do have a way of running away.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Murphy said...

And we are wondering what the idea might be?

GOOSE said...

I bet those will work out for you two very well. Say hi to Dr. Eddie for me.

The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears said...

I'll be interested to learn how these work out for you. Autumn likes to run (and she can go for a loooooong time), but we just carry a leash and it is a bummer.

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Man, I'd be able to drag the peep along real well with that!

Molly The Wally said...

Ha ha we just read Dougalls' comment and we were thinking the same thing. LOL! Good luck at the dogtor. We hope it is nothing to worry about. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Mollie said...

That looks super cool, if my Humom starts running, I jump up at her, I don't know why I do it..BOL Good luck at the quacks and hope everything comes out normal xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Murphey and Stanley, I really hope that the Dogtur says you both are fit and healthy and able to run with your peeps! It sounds like so much fun! I have run with my Mum and Auntie Ashley but we run down the cycle track off leash and I have also run along side of my Mums bike but real slow becuse I only have tiny legs!
Your new human tummy leashes are fab, you dont want your pesky Pawrents running away from you now do you, they may run faster than you, who knows, as long as they are lied to you then they cant escape! Tee,Hee!
Good luck and paws crossed for some fast running soon! Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxx

Jazzi said...

They may be leashes but I do think they mean FUN!!
You will enjoy running and have fun at the dogter. Hopefully everything will be fine. Tell your Mom, day 2 of running DONE!! and again hated every minute of it, BOL Me and Addi are having fun watching this hehehehe

Jazzi and Addi

stellaroselong said...

wEll we liked those leashes but mom said they wouldn't work for us cos we would have her wrapped up like a wiener in a bun, even tho we are little dogs we are powerful...good luck at the vet, we call him frankenvet here at our house.
stella rose and mags

sophie...^5 said...

Good Luck at the Dogtur's ~~~ hope everything is just growing pains ~~~ I sprained my front paw when I was 2 and it has always been wonky ever since. So please always be careful with the DOODLEDANCE and ZIPPITT DOO DAH DAY FUN!!!


Katie said...

That's pretty exciting to start running! Those look like some good leashes to help you stay close. Hope everything is okay with your skip! Maybe just a little dance step? :-)

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig