So after last week's Dog Incident, I vowed not to take Lily outside again until she was properly secured. But day after day she was crying at the back door, begging to go out, so I resurrected her old harness to see if it would actually fit. With a little adjustment, it did expand to fit around her neck and chest comfortably -- enough that I felt OK taking her out into the backyard.
Then I remembered the problem with this harness. It's a small dog harness, making the distance between the neck and the body loops too short. As such, the loop that extends around her body ends up under her arms (yes, I call them arms). :) It's not tight at all, but you can tell it's not super comfortable.
She doesn't walk much in this harness. Of course, she might just be lazy. :)
Shockingly, Lily even plopped down in the middle of the grass, something she never does!
Then it was back to the cool cement for the rest of our outdoor session.
Just because we go outside doesn't make us outdoorsy! :)