As spring draws closer and winter fades, the sun is peeking up over the Blue Ridge Mountains a wee bit early, and settling a wee bit later each day.
But if you walk your dog regularly in the un-street-lighted suburbs like the where one I live in, you need some reflective gear until summer’s glow lasts for 13+ hours a day.
Dog-e-Glow products may have the answer for those of you who like to stroll with your pooch in the waning and waxing hours of the day.
The company sent me two free samples of their LED powered leashes, one for me to try (review to follow, I promise) and one to give away to a lucky reader.
This looks like a pretty cool product that would greatly enhance the safety of walkers at both ends of the leash. The one the company sent me is 6-foot, (the one in the middle of this photo — red with black and white striped hearts) and comes with two replacement batteries.
Besides the leads, Dog-e-Glow also sells collars in a fashion collection for the style conscious and a college collection for those with school spirit.
(Alas, Hokie fans, they have UVa but not Virginia Tech. Yet.)
I think these leads and collars are a great idea because my neighborhood is populated with folks who exercise their dogs at all hours and I worry that my aging eyes may not spot a wayward walker. And then there is just the fun factor. Who doesn’t like stuff that glows in the dark?
If you would like a chance to claim this light-up leash, write a comment about your favorite place to walk your dog and what your walking routine is like. One winner will be chosen at random from all the comments at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 29.